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Windows 7: Win7x64 set up home networking x 3PCs - mentor needed

20 Aug 2013   #1
AaLF

Microsoft Windows 7 HomePremium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Win7x64 set up home networking x 3PCs - mentor needed

Gentlemen. Let's understand something before we enter into a relationship here. Setting up a Home Network is harder than studying to be a brain surgeon. And don't argue. I'm "up to here" with this thing.

The scenario:

3 Home PCs
2 x Win7x64 Professional SP1
1x win7 home premium SP1

Wifi modem.


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21 Aug 2013   #2
AaLF

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

C'mon you guys. i was only joking. I would appreciate advice as to how to link these 3 PCs. My efforts are kaput.
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21 Aug 2013   #3
madcratebuilder

Win8/8.1,Win7-U64, Vista U64, uncounted Linux distor's
 
 

Follow this guide.

Turn off pass word protection on all machines and it "should" do everything automatically. As I have upgraded several boxes from XP to W7 I have fought the network. This guide did it for me, 2 W7, 1 Vista, 1 XP, cell phone, SAT box and the toaster all working together now.
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22 Aug 2013   #4
AaLF

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

OK. I'm trying to add a PC

This Guide for #2 PC;
Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

Step #7 "JOIN GROUP"
Its not there. see attach. I'm not seeing a join group button.


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22 Aug 2013   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello AaLF,

Your screenshot indicates that you are already joined to a homegroup. That's why you do not have an option to join one.

If you open Windows Explorer and click on Homegroup in the navigation pane, do the other computer joined to this same homegroup show up?
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22 Aug 2013   #6
AaLF

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

Both PCs have the same screen see attach.


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22 Aug 2013   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Do you see the other PC when you open Windows Explorer on the other PC and click on Homegroup in the navigation pane?
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22 Aug 2013   #8
AaLF

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

Do you mean this?


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22 Aug 2013   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Nope. In Windows Explorer not the Start Menu.
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23 Aug 2013   #10
AaLF

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

oh-oh.


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