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Windows 7: how to make a homegroup?

04 Jan 2011   #1
noelian13

windows 7 ultimate
 
 
how to make a homegroup?

hello!

i'd like to know i followed all steps in here Homegroup - Create
but when i click create homegroup choose the music documents and printer when i click create it says "A homegroup can only be created on a home network"

also i started to have homegroup diagnostics or the troubleshooter it says "Local Area connection" doesnt have a valid ip configuration


but my connection is already in Home network

im using NetGear FS605 5 port fast ethernet switcher

i mean in network sharing center it says im on a home network


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04 Jan 2011   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

First up you can only set up a Homegroup with machines running Windows 7. You cannot introduce an XP machine.
Assuming you have only Win 7 machines, first make sure that they are all on the same network. They must all have the same network name!
Then you will be able to follow your link above to create your Homegroup.
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04 Jan 2011   #3
noelian13

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mitchell65 View Post
First up you can only set up a Homegroup with machines running Windows 7. You cannot introduce an XP machine.
Assuming you have only Win 7 machines, first make sure that they are all on the same network. They must all have the same network name!
Then you will be able to follow your link above to create your Homegroup.

im in wondows 7 ultimate my notebook is in windows 7 starter(Aspire one)
both uses the same network and network name

in network sharing center

Windows 7 ultimate
BayanDSL(Where i connect or my ISP)
Home Network

under it Unidentified network
Public network

(Right side matching with BayanDSL Home network)
Access type Internet
homegroup ready to create
connections BayanDSL

(right side matching with unidentified network)
access type no internet access
connections Local area connection

also this info is same on my notebook
is it correct already with the thing your saying?
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04 Jan 2011   #4
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Could you post screenshots of both the Network and Sharing centre windows please?
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05 Jan 2011   #5
noelian13

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

here it is in order

Network and sharing center of mine(windows 7 ultimate with the error im getting )

Network and sharing center of my notebook (win 7 starter) error(theres no netwokr yet) as i cant create one in my pc
then the picture of its homegroup


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how to make a homegroup?-win7-ultimate.png   how to make a homegroup?-win7-iltimate-error.png   how to make a homegroup?-homegroup-win7.png   how to make a homegroup?-win7-starter-homegroup.png  
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05 Jan 2011   #6
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I can now see the problem. In your first screen shot we have this:
how to make a homegroup?-capture81.png
The two red ringed items must be the same. You need to create a network connect called Bayan DSL


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05 Jan 2011   #7
noelian13

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

oh okay but how do i create it?
when i clicked the multiple networks icon i got this


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05 Jan 2011   #8
noelian13

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

and when i click on it nothing goes but when in my network sharing center i click create homegroup same error
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05 Jan 2011   #9
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well this does look a bit of a mess. I now see that you have a Work Network not a Home Network. You cannot have Homegroup on a Work network!
So as far as I can see you need to start off from scratch.
I'll have to do some test to work out whether it will be easier to edit the settings you have or to delete them all and start again. I can't see how I can do that at the moment without trying it on my own set up and I am a bit loath to cancel my settings and start again. Will think some more unless any other member has a better idea!
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05 Jan 2011   #10
noelian13

windows 7 ultimate
 
 

okay ill just be waiting ^^
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