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Windows 7: One-way HomeGroup

14 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
One-way HomeGroup

I am having a problem on my network...

When I set up the HomeGroup on my laptop, my desktop recognizes the laptop, but my laptop does not recognize the desktop -- even with both computers set to share all (Documents, Pictures, Printers, etc.).

The main thing I am trying to accomplish is to print from my laptop, through the desktop. The printer I am running is an HP Photosmart C4200 series. The desktop is a Gateway and the laptop is an HP. I am also running McAfee Internet Security Suite on both computers. I have already gone into both computers and marked them as "trusted" through McAfee and they show up through McAfee as being on the network.



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14 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hello mfullererie & welcome to Seven Forums :)

Check the advanced sharing options in Network & Sharing Center, make sure the settings match.

Make sure the time is exactly the same on both machines. If there's even 1/2 second time difference between the two, it won't connect.

Also make sure that your Workgroup name is the same on both machines and passwords are setup on both accounts.
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14 Nov 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

In order to share my printer, I had to install the drivers for my Photosmart C4140 on my laptop (Vista Business), then make it my default printer. I clicked on 'share' and now my laptop can print from my desktop.
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15 Nov 2009   #4


I have exactly the same problem... not solved :X
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