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Windows 7: Add a new computer to the workgroup

16 Jun 2018   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
Add a new computer to the workgroup

Hello again,

I am setting up a new computer with SSD boot. Windows7 installed, Driver disk run and ethernet recognized.

Though I've added to the workgroup before on other machines , something keeps this node from displaying on the desktop. No workgroup-- the workgroup is called HOMENET in that way-- is seen even after it said welcome to HOMENET etc.

A broadband box is checked with a green check which I may have selected in error during setup. I disabled that to highlight Local Area Connection (this is all I need or want for the homenet.) That has some settingswhich I am not familiar with.

Opening Network icon is still empty.

Can you help clean this up? If it means re-installing that is totally doable.

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16 Jun 2018   #2

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Some progress. In one of the dialogs I did not have home identified.

I have all the icons including the MSI-SSD named node.
However opening the MS-SSD forced a Win7 Diagnostic.

The attachment shows the remaining error:

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16 Jun 2018   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate


Though I cannot give the exact dialog I used to straighten out homenet/homegroup from biz net.
I was able, once that was found, to find the file sharing dialog which I had not looked at in a long time.

Are there any checks I need to do from the 'broadband' checked error?

Will mark solved after a day of use.
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