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Windows 7: Setting up homegroup

01 Feb 2018   #1
otuatail

Windows 7 32
 
 
Setting up homegroup

Hi. I have 2 PCs set up as a home group using wi-fi. Problem is I needed to format PC 'A'.

How do I set it up on a home group to connect to PC 'B'? Is there a way of getting PC 'B' to reveal its home group ID a large alpha numeric number?

Thanks.

Will still need to set up PC 'A' to work with a home group and enter the home group ID.


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01 Feb 2018   #2
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

It's simpler to just use workgroup as that is active by default and less hassle than homegroup
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01 Feb 2018   #3
otuatail

Windows 7 32
 
 

Sorry meant workgroup

Confused. This is 2 computers at home on a private network. What is the problem with Home group?
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01 Feb 2018   #4
otuatail

Windows 7 32
 
 

This is getting worse
In my computer (left side) I have

Network
> PC2 Share
> DESMOND1
> DESMOND1

How do I remove all of these and start fresh????
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01 Feb 2018   #5
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

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02 Feb 2018   #6
otuatail

Windows 7 32
 
 

Massive web page ERROR 404
Error - Sorry this document can't be found.

Thanks.
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03 Feb 2018   #7
otuatail

Windows 7 32
 
 

well is
samuria

going to reply?
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03 Feb 2018   #8
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

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04 Feb 2018   #9
otuatail

Windows 7 32
 
 

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.
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04 Feb 2018   #10
samuria

win 8 32 bit
 
 

If you cant use cmd prompt then you can do this How to Stop Sharing a Folder in Windows 7 and Windows Vista - dummies

workgroup is active by default you dont have to set anything up apart from shares and ntfs permissions
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