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Windows 7: How many computers can you connect to a windows 7 homegroup?

16 Nov 2013   #11

Windows 7 Pro-x64

The Windows 7 limit is based on the number of files (PCs) allowed in the Homegroup folder. This number is specifically noted as 2^32 -1 under NTFS. To answer your question, only one PC request is handled at a time since that is the limit in the packet handler of the communications channel. Technically, simultaneous access is impossible.

◦Maximum number of files on disk: 4,294,967,295
◦Maximum number of files in a single folder: 4,294,967,295

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