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Windows 7: Setting up homegroup

04 Feb 2018   #11
JoWazzoo

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by otuatail View Post
Dos is not my thing. Will wait till another day of the week when someone can help.

I had a look on the internet and it said you need to have a home group to use a work group. You said NO don't use home group.

Setting up home group asks for a name. computers don't have names and I cant say share with John, George, Paul or Ringo. There are no names and asked to share with a website domain is stupid.
Homegroup SUCKS!!!!! I wasted nearly 2 weeks trying to get it to work. You do NOT need to set up a Homegroup to use Workgroup.

Computers DO have names. Try a Google search.


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04 Feb 2018   #12
otuatail

Windows 7 32
 
 

So a idiot like me cant plug 2 computers together and get them to share files. AMAZING. Here is me thinking Microsoft made things easy for the likes of me.

Have discovered that I can connect to another

Start menu > Right click on computer > change settings.
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