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Windows 7: cant join homegroup

11 Mar 2017   #1
in2media

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
cant join homegroup

my main pc has windows 7 ultimate 64 bit, i created a home group on it but cant join it via my laptop.
laptop is running windows 7 ultimate 32 bit and only option i get is create home group. main pc has norton internet security and laptop has avg antivirus free
neither seem to be blocking connection.
ive tried leavig home group on main pc and setting up on laptop first but same thing happens. its as though they cant see one another
any help appreciate as at minute im doing work on laptop then having to save to usb to put on pc to print etc


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11 Mar 2017   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

You don't need home group to share files in fact it's harder than using the workgroups. Can the PC see the other OK and have you set up a share
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12 Mar 2017   #3
in2media

windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

problem solved, i never thought of going the workgroup way
thanks for the help
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