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Windows 7: This computer can't connect to a homegroup

30 Mar 2013   #1
Erratic Fox

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit SP1
This computer can't connect to a homegroup

So, Windows 7 will not let my other computer connect to the home group. It won't even let it attempt to try. As soon as I open up Homegroup, it says that. Why is this?

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30 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit


Do you have Files and Printer sharing turned on ?

Take a look at the following link below

Homegroup - Add Computer or Join
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30 Mar 2013   #3

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1 Version 6.1 Build 7601

Hi Zevoxa, As the message says: "To create or join a homegroup your computer must be set to home"
That means you network location must be reconfigured in the following way:
Control panel > Network and Sharing Center

here you'll see "view your active networks", right bellow that click on the link and set your network to "home network".

after you set it to home click on the "change advanced sharing settings" link.
make sure everything is turned on.

hope that helps.
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30 Mar 2013   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Code kiddy

Good catch on the error . Yeah looks like he's not on the home network but on public .
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