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Windows 7: cannot join homegroup

04 Apr 2010   #1
myonce

windows 7 pro /windows 7 home prem
 
 
cannot join homegroup

Im running windows 7 pro on my desktop and windows 7 home prem on my laptop and using a linksys wrt 120n wireless router. my network is set to home and the advanced settings are correct. I can not join home group on either computers. its not even coming up to the join home group it just says create home group. Then i run the home group troubleshooter and itsays the problem is network related ok so i run the network troubleshooter and it finds nothing wrong with the network. please help


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04 Apr 2010   #2
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Hi and welcome to the forum. I had a similar frustration in setting up my home group. Here are a couple of tutorials; see if they help you sort it out. Post back and let us know one way or the other. If you are still having a problem, we can go from there.

Homegroup - Create

Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

Here is a Microsoft video that may be of help:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...ures/homegroup
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04 Apr 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by myonce View Post
Im running windows 7 pro on my desktop and windows 7 home prem on my laptop and using a linksys wrt 120n wireless router. my network is set to home and the advanced settings are correct. I can not join home group on either computers. its not even coming up to the join home group it just says create home group. Then i run the home group troubleshooter and itsays the problem is network related ok so i run the network troubleshooter and it finds nothing wrong with the network. please help
First you should try going down this Homegroup check list and make sure everything is set correctly. The registry settings and the clock synchronizing are very imporant to have correct. If that doesn't work there are a few more things we can try.

Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues
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