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Windows 7: Home Group ...Windows 7

19 Mar 2010   #31
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Robert hi.. Thank you for the above link.. I'll go over it as soon as possible..thank you so very much..
No you were not butting in.. as Carl stated above...

Carl thank you as well.. no doubt we can get the driver issue resolved also.I'll read the articles you gave me links to as well.. again thanks.
Thank you both so very much
Now enjoy your weekend..
LPt


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19 Mar 2010   #32
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

burtie hi.... follow this thread.. we'll get it all working for you and me..
Enjoy your weekend.

LPt
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19 Mar 2010   #33
Cato

 

This site was very helpful to me while setting up a Workgroup between my wife's XP and my 7 system. Biggest problem was the XP using the printer connected to the 7 system. Actually, this whole topic is one of my weakest points with computers. I still don't understand radio and tv.

Set Up Your Home Network, Windows 7 Edition - PCWorld

I built a Windows 7 system today for her, got us together on a homegroup and it was extremely simple...but...I haven't seen any advantages to what we had with our mixed XP/7 Workgroup. Maybe I will sometime.
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19 Mar 2010   #34
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Is there a way to get rid of HomeGroup in Windows 7 ?
Yep... go to Control Panel / Network and Sharing... in the center of the dialog where you see Network Homegroup... click on homegroup and you should be able to select Workgroup from the dialog that pops up.

Now go to the Change advanced sharing options link in the upper left corner...
Turn on Network Discovery
Turn on File and Printer Sharing
Turn OFF Public Folder Sharing
Turn OFF Password Protected Sharing
And finally ...
Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers

This is fully XP compatible file sharing.

To share a folder or file...
Right click on the item you want to share,
Select properties
Select sharing,
Click Advanced Sharing
Click Share This Folder

That's it... the other computers on the network should now see it.

Keep in mind that when you share a folder, every folder under (inside) that folder is also shared. So you want to be careful what you share and how you organize your file trees.

Everyone will have read only access by default.

To make changes in the share from another computer you will need to enter a valid username and password for an account on that computer.


Took me a little while to figure it out... but it seems to work just fine.
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19 Mar 2010   #35
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
brady YES that's what I'm talking about...... I didn't go back after re-setting the router.. to do what I must get done .. I don't want others to get in my laptop .. thanks
If you've set up your laptop to access the wireless on their router, the passwords etc are actually stored on your laptop... not in the router. Nobody can get into your laptop unless it is presently connected to the router and if you use the XP style sharing as I outlined before, they won't get past the user account and password to access your files. They might, however, have read only access but only while your laptop is connected to that router.

At this point you are more empowered to do them harm than they are to hurt you.

IOW... it's not an issue.

If you want to delete the login for that router from your laptop... click on the wireless icon in your task bar, go to the list of wireless connections then advanced properties and delete the profile there.
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20 Mar 2010   #36
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Cato View Post
This site was very helpful to me while setting up a Workgroup between my wife's XP and my 7 system. Biggest problem was the XP using the printer connected to the 7 system. Actually, this whole topic is one of my weakest points with computers. I still don't understand radio and tv.

Set Up Your Home Network, Windows 7 Edition - PCWorld

I built a Windows 7 system today for her, got us together on a homegroup and it was extremely simple...but...I haven't seen any advantages to what we had with our mixed XP/7 Workgroup. Maybe I will sometime.
Thanks Cato; good link.
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20 Mar 2010   #37
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CommonTater View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LADYPINKtomato1 View Post
Is there a way to get rid of HomeGroup in Windows 7 ?
Yep... go to Control Panel / Network and Sharing... in the center of the dialog where you see Network Homegroup... click on homegroup and you should be able to select Workgroup from the dialog that pops up.

Now go to the Change advanced sharing options link in the upper left corner...
Turn on Network Discovery
Turn on File and Printer Sharing
Turn OFF Public Folder Sharing
Turn on Password protected Sharing
And finally ...
Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers

This is fully XP compatible file sharing.

To share a folder or file...
Right click on the item you want to share,
Select properties
Select sharing,
Click Advanced Sharing
Click Share This Folder

That's it... the other computers on the network should now see it.

Keep in mind that when you share a folder, every folder under (inside) that folder is also shared. So you want to be careful what you share and how you organize your file trees.

Everyone will have read only access by default.

To make changes in the share from another computer you will need to enter a valid username and password for an account on that computer.


Took me a little while to figure it out... but it seems to work just fine.
Really good instructions. It took me a while to figure this out, too.
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20 Mar 2010   #38
Duke of Alinor

Win7 32 / 64 and XP 32 / 64 (on various other computers as well)
 
 

Thanks Cal and Common. I have followed two other sites and failed with my own 64 bit to get back to workgroup sharing. Our "Garage" server is XP so when Win7 went in I was in trouble.
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20 Mar 2010   #39
burtie

Vista/Windows 7
 
 

The problem I have is for some reason I cannot join the homegroup. If I create one on my desktop the laptop cannot join and vice versa. All files are set to sharing. I have my desktop connected to my router by cable and teh laptop is wireless. I also have a ps3 and xbox connect to the router by cable, they can both accsess files from the desktop and laptop and play them on my tv fine. In WMP12 the laptop picks up my WMP12 libary from the desktop and i can browse and play files fine but the desktop cannot acsess the laptop libary in WMP12...this is so strange and i have tried a few things but nothing seems to work.
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20 Mar 2010   #40
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

If anyone here hasn't realized the advantages to using Homegroups then you simply aren't using it correctly. It's a superior way of setting up a Home network no doubts about this in my mind. There are too many advantages to list here but if you havn't figured them out by now you never will.

The Homegroup bashing I see in here daily is a very misinformed group who know nothing about using Homegroups. Show of hands, how many here have been using Windows 7 for longer than a year? ...I didn't think so.
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