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Windows 7: "Windows cannot set up a homegroup on this computer"

22 Oct 2009   #11

Windows 7 Professional

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zigzag3143 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by VicVicVic View Post
Hello, I hope you are doing well.

I am trying to set up a homegroup for the first time on my Windows 7 Professional computer and it isn't allowing me to. After I select what I would like to share (Pictures, Videos, etc.), and click on the Next button, I get the pop-up error message "Windows cannot set up a homegroup on this computer."

Any help? Thanks.
Can you give us the info about your computer. make,model, ram,network set up, 32bit or 64, what version of win 7?


This is a Dell Vostro 1500 laptop with 3GB of RAM. I am running 32-bit Windows 7 Professional on a wireless setup (Comcast is my high-speed Internet provider). Thanks.

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22 Oct 2009   #12


I'm having a problem with it also one computer would work others wont connect to it bah bah

but check out this thread

Can't join Homegroup
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22 Oct 2009   #13

Windows 7 Professional

So my girlfriend is home, and once she turned on her computer, a homegroup showed up on my computer. I tried to joined it, but ran into the same message as earlier. Any thoughts? Thanks.
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22 Oct 2009   #14
WiFi Ed

Windows 7 Enterprise x64 SP1, Ubuntu 11.04 x64

Check your pc's clock. If your clock is off significantly from the pc whose homegroup you're trying to join it will fail.
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