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Windows 7: IPv6 and Networking Homegroups

01 Dec 2009   #11
latherton

Windows 7
 
 

Chev65; Thanks for the link - I have set up the homegroup - I only want to see it from my laptop - do I have to select to share in order to view this?


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01 Dec 2009   #12
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

There are quite a few problems with wireless adaptors lately, hard to say for sure if that might be it. Is the laptop plugged in or wireless?
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01 Dec 2009   #13
latherton

Windows 7
 
 

I am a very novice user - How do I set to 'workgroup'? I would really like to use homegroup as this is why I purchased Windows 7
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01 Dec 2009   #14
latherton

Windows 7
 
 

Wireless laptop - but it is only 2 months old
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01 Dec 2009   #15
RogerR

7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by latherton View Post
I am a very novice user - How do I set to 'workgroup'? I would really like to use homegroup as this is why I purchased Windows 7

Start > Computer > [right click] Properties

Computer Name, domain, workgroup settings

Change Settings

Name your computer and name a workgroup. All your computers should have the same workgroup name. Leave domain (Network ID) alone.
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01 Dec 2009   #16
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

There are tutorials like this one all over the internet. This should make it easy for you latherton. Homegroup will only work with other Windows 7 computers in the network.
Set up HomeGroup in Windows 7
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01 Dec 2009   #17
latherton

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks, I think I have been through just about every tutorial in last 3 days; I am definitely missing something.
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01 Dec 2009   #18
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by latherton View Post
Thanks, I think I have been through just about every tutorial in last 3 days; I am definitely missing something.
This one also?
Share libraries with your homegroup

Click on the "share with" homegroup read/write one.
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01 Dec 2009   #19
latherton

Windows 7
 
 

I think the main problem is that my laptop is not allowing me to access the network that my desktop is using.... I have no idea how to correct this.
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01 Dec 2009   #20
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

If you already set up homegroups up on the desktop first, you should have recieved a homegroup password when you did that. For me, the second I install Windows 7 on another machine in my network, I'm greeted with a prompt to type in the homegroup password right then and there and that's it, I'am connected.

I'am not sure if you have gone through that procedure or not but that is the way it's supposed to work.
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