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Windows 7 Home Group problem

By deanlaing12
Sep 18, 2010
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  1. Ok, i searched the entire forums and didnt see anything at all related to Windows 7 HomeGroups which is quite shocking, Anyways...

    My main pc is window 7 ultimate 32Bit
    My laptop is windows 7 home Premium 64Bit

    Both pc and laptop are in a home network.

    The main pc has created the Home group.

    Main windows firewall turned off, also set to configure and work around AVG Firewall [A trouble shoot option that didnt work.]


    Main Laptop windows firewall turned off, also set to configure and work around AVG Firewall [A trouble shoot option that didnt work.]

    When i go to home group in controle panel i only see "Creat Home Group"

    It tells me there isnt a home group on the network but there is.

    Were using one modem/router and its wireless.

    On the laptop i turned the local ethernet connection off/ Disabled it since it's not in use and it was suggested to turn it off.

    Both are set to automaticly configer ip address.


    How do i joine my laptop to the homegroup?

    Iv looked everyware and nothing seems to help.
     
  2. deanlaing12

    deanlaing12 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 127

    Ok, im a little confused why this topic was moved but ok.

    Has anyone got any solutions to my problem?
     
  3. dustin_ds3000

    dustin_ds3000 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 869   +8

    Step 1: To change your network profile, you can easily click on your Wireless Network's name icon.
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    Now, you can select the network profile according to your locations. Different network profiles will have different options of file sharing which you can customize. If you wish to change the sharing options for Home Network, just select and click on Home network.
    [​IMG]

    Step 3: To change the sharing options in the HomeGroup, click on View or change HomeGroup settings.
    [​IMG]

    Step 4: Now, you are at the screen of changing the homegroup settings. You can check for the options of which are the items you want to share with other computers in your homegroup within the same wireless network. Then click Save changes and close the windows.
     
  4. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +107

    Two services need to be enabled and set to auto for Home Group.

    orb + run + services.msc + home group service (2x)
    Repeat this for all your Homegroup systems
    Note: Windows Updates will knock these setting out of wack, just need to reply them.
    Make sure your the admin of all the systems on your network

    Now on your primary Home Group system make sure the folders shared out are also shared out for your workgroup. You should have two groups home group and workgroup. Permissions need to be assigned to both also advanced permissions.

    If you get this problem
    Network Share not working through Windows 7 home premium (Solution)
    Go here for the fixed

    What works great without issues is the following:

    Anti-virus | AV - MSC
    Firewall | FW- Windows 7
    Cleaner/Repair | CC - ASC Pro by IOBIT
     
  5. deanlaing12

    deanlaing12 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 127

    Sorry if i hadnt made it clear but i already tried this. Nice Pictured tutorial though :)
     
  6. deanlaing12

    deanlaing12 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 127

    The problem is still here.

    I set both homegroup listener and homegroup provider to automatic and started.

    my laptop still dosnt recognise any homegroup.
     
  7. deanlaing12

    deanlaing12 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 127

    I still have the problem, i forgot to add that i also have another laptop which i take to my mothers home and my aunts.

    My aunts is the home im trying to set up the network/homegroup with.

    She has one laptop and one pc.

    When im there, there is 2 laptops and 1 pc.
     
  8. tipstir

    tipstir TS Ambassador Posts: 2,393   +107

    Home Group - active one group shared password on all PCs
    Work Group - active (name) admin password on each PCs

    So what you need to do is make sure you and your mom and the rest of the family have full access for now so you can see if this works for you. This is how I do it. But I should let you know Home Group has it bugs. There will be times where one PC on the system will not show-up on your Home Group. When this happens the services have stopped working. Then need to be enabled again.

    Windows Firewall
    Home Group Provider Service
    Home Group Information need to be refresh

    Are you using WF from Windows?

    That PC has to be on and running as the main HomeGroup with the password you have assigned to it.

    Next comes her Laptop, then your 2 laptops. Has to be one that acts as virtual server.
     
  9. deanlaing12

    deanlaing12 TS Enthusiast Topic Starter Posts: 127

    Sorry, im a little lost...

    Think you can try a step by step solution, im a little slow...
     

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