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Windows 7: How do workgroup PC's load on a home network

1 Week Ago   #1

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
How do workgroup PC's load on a home network

My homenet called HOMENET seems to have a mind of it's own.
Can someone say what the rule is that all the PC's that are on the homenet see
each other? Would a restart of a PC begin the discovery process for instance?

Or should I check some naming conventions at the inspect the workgroup
screen ('find out what workgroup this computer is on' I think is the phrase.)

Is there something in Admin that can trigger the discovery and keep from
having to restart? I've seen the green bar track across the screen top
but I certainly don't know what the function is.
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1 Week Ago   #2

win 8 32 bit

Windows doesn't look for PC's it asks the master browser for a list this updates every 20 mins so if you turn a pc innit may not be seen for 20 mins that resolving by name but in the meantime you can access the pc by its IP is \\\sharename
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1 Week Ago   #3

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Thanks for the reply.

What is the sharename? Is that the identity on system such as my scheme of using motherboard names
like MSI880?

And does that make it pop on in the network list?
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1 Week Ago   #4

win 8 32 bit

To access other pcs they have to share a folder this is the share name the name you gave to the share
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1 Week Ago   #5

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

I did not respond here because the reply sounds like one of those file sharing setups where you have to assign this and that as drive J and things I never ever understood.

I only use the preset public folder.

My question was simply on seeing the PC's icons when clicking on Network. So to poll the system
between those 20 mins or whatever is there a command at system to do this? Be specific if there are answers.
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