Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

03 May 2012   #20
MagicFriend

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

No dice, funny, it took me less than 15 mins to run an HDMI cable up the wall, under the bedroom floor, and down to the TV. The nVidia software then opened itself, added sound to the picture for me and the Win7 software opened and explained the duplicate and extend options to me which was great.

This is a b**ch lol

I have set the router to GMT+1, and the machines are all happily on the network map. I've double-checked all the items on the tute, and all okay. I did go through the 'services' on both machines earlier.

Any idea what I should do next?

Thanks again for any help.

Magic


My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 May 2012   #21
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

I'm the best at network issues, so I'm not sure what the problem may be.

You might consider seeing how setting up a workgroup to share files between the computers may work for you instead as a test.

Create a workgroup - Share files and printers across your network - Weekend Project - CNET Reviews
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jan 2013   #22
rickrey88

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 
Problem Solved!

I spent the better part of a day and all last night searching for a solution to my problem and found it this morning on your website! Thank you for the awesome run down on Homegroups! My laptop could not see my Homegroup and couldn't join. After going on countless forums and doing many operations, nothing worked. Until I got to your site. The problem was on my laptop two of the Services you recommended checking were not started! As soon as I started them I was able to see the network and presto! Joined the Homegroup! Thanks, what a great website!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Jan 2013   #23
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Glad it could help Rickrey, and welcome to Seven Forums.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

Comment

 Homegroup - Add Computer or Join




Tutorial Tools






Similar help and support threads
Windows 7 Tutorial Category
Unable to join homegroup, homegroup creating computer is no more
The computer that originally created the homegroup on my network is no more. It seems that because of this that my new computer is unavailable to join the homegroup that already exists. Other computers that were part of the homegroup before the "host" computer died are still part of the homegroup...
Network & Sharing
Cannot Join HOMEGROUP, and I am ON the computer that created it
I am trying to rejoin (or delete & recreate) my HOMEGROUP. I am ON the computer that originally created it. Attached "IMAGE 001" is what I see on the 'main' computer (called NEWDELL) that originally started the HOMEGROUP. Notice there is no option to view the Homegroup Password. When I try to...
Network & Sharing
Cant join homegroup from other computer?
I have created a homegroup on one computer, but on the other computer I cant join it, it says "There is no homegroup on the network". I have tried every suggestion from Why can't I create a homegroup? . What else can I do? Both of the computers are behind a switch. Below is a picture of the network...
Network & Sharing
Homegroup encountered an error / This computer cannot join a homegroup
I get a "Homegroup encountered an error" message when I try to join my laptop and desktop to a homegroup. It does not matter which one sets it up and which one tries to join. It errors in either direction. I have tried leaving and creating, no use. The desktop is wired to a Belkin 300N router and...
Network & Sharing
Windows Cannot Join Homegroup on This Computer
I have 2 new Acer computers, both running Windows 7 Home Premium. I am attempting to share files on a homegroup for the first time. I can create a home group on either computer, but I get this message when try to join the newly created home group from other computer: "Windows canít join...
Network & Sharing
Homegroup - Allow or Prevent Computer to Join in Windows
How to Allow or Prevent your PC to Join a Homegroup in Windows 7 and Windows 8 A homegroup makes it easy to share pictures, music, documents, videos, and printers with other people on your home network. This tutorial will show you how to allow or prevent your PC from being able to join a...
Tutorials


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 00:43.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App