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Windows 7: Any good reason to use Homegroup

10 Jan 2010   #1
tedhopkins

windows 7
 
 
Any good reason to use Homegroup

I have 2 computers (both running Windows7) on a home network, a desktop wired to a router and a laptop connected thru a wireless connection. I have no problems seeing each other, files etc. thru the network. However, when I try to see them in "Homegroup" the laptop can see the desktop computer, but the desktop computer cannot see the laptop. Is there any benefit to continue trying to setup the Homegroup?


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10 Jan 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Yes there are many good reasons to use the Homegroup if all of your machines are Win 7. The Library sharing option with Homegroups is very useful.

Most likely there are some settings incorrect in the Advanced Sharing settings. Find these windows under the Advanced Sharing Settings and make sure all the settings are correctly set.

The network discovery one is probably not set to discover on the laptop. Check the settings below in both Windows, there are two, Work-Home and the Public one.


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11 Jan 2010   #3
Etihtsarom

7 Prof
 
 

The only advantage I can think of that Homegroup has is libraries sharing.
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12 Jan 2010   #4
tedhopkins

windows 7
 
 

To:chev65, All settings as you suggested, same problem, the laptop sees the desktop, but not the reverse.
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12 Jan 2010   #5
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Are you running AVG anti virus by any chance?

It causes endless problems with Homegroups and needs to be uninstalled if you have it.

Are you running Windows 7 Home premium on both machines?

Is the Time and date set correctly on both your bios clock and your system clock on both machines?
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12 Jan 2010   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

To me Homegroup is like a GPS unit on your car. You hook it up, turn it on and you're ready to go. As with the GPS, Homegroup is there to simplify what you want to do.
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12 Jan 2010   #7
Kipper

 

I have 4 systems set up in my Home Group, on the main system where I keep backups of all my programs I have that folder set up to be shared with the group.

Makes it nice when working on a different system in the group that I can access the shared folder and install or move files between all of the systems.

You can share most anything between systems not limited to just the libraries.
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13 Jan 2010   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tedhopkins View Post
To:chev65, All settings as you suggested, same problem, the laptop sees the desktop, but not the reverse.
Hello Ted, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Also check your WLAN partition setting in your ROUTER setup to make sure that it is disabled as well.

Homegroup - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Jan 2010   #9
tedhopkins

windows 7
 
 

To: chev65
Both computers running Win7 Home Premium, both running Norton AntiVirus, with settings to allow communication between computers (it works with standard network). I am in the dark when you refer to bios and system clocks.
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16 Jan 2010   #10
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Honestly Ted, Homegroups works absolutely flawlessy for me. If you are having problems after setting up Homegroups then I would suspect that Norton is causing your problems with seeing other computers. You should always set up your network and make sure it is working perfectly before installing any type of AV software.

I would also double check that list I posted earlier and make sure those settings are correct.

The clocks I refered too is simply the bios clock and the system clock which both need to be the same on both machines. I doubt that is the problem in this case.
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