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Windows 7: Homegroup media issues

11 Nov 2009   #1
psycryptic

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate RTM
 
 
Homegroup media issues

Well I'm new here so first I'll say hello. I'm having some homegroup issues. I'm trying to view my Windows Media Player library on another computer on my home network. I finally figured out how to make my laptop library show up under the "Other Libraries" tab in windows media player on my other computer. The only problem is that none of my songs are showing up. I went into the homegroup and enabled all the sharing/streaming features. When I click the check boxes to enable certain file sharing such as Music, Videos, Printers, etc. and click save it appears to save my selectionions, but then when I open it back up all the boxes are un-checked. I think this may have something to do with it. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks!


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11 Nov 2009   #2
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Please update your specs - the link is in my signature. Gateway makes a lot of computers...
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11 Nov 2009   #3
psycryptic

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate RTM
 
 

ok i updated my specs
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11 Nov 2009   #4
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Is your other computer running Windows 7?
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12 Nov 2009   #5
psycryptic

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate RTM
 
 

yes it is running the exact same build. I can get my other computer to show up in my laptop's media library and i can configure the homegroup settings on it no problem, but its the opposite for my laptop.
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12 Nov 2009   #6
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

I'am not sure why your settings aren't staying set but try opening up Windows Media Player and do this. In the first window put checks where it shows then choose Options and set to "allow" in the right side window.


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12 Nov 2009   #7
psycryptic

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate RTM
 
 

Unfortunately I've already tried that...
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12 Nov 2009   #8
kegobeer

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Is the problem machine an in-place upgrade, or is it a clean install? Have you tried using a workgroup to see if there are other network issues?
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