Windows 7 Homegroup

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Today I am going to show you how to setup a Windows 7 homegroup.  The Windows 7 home group will allow you to easily share music, documents, pictures, videos and printers with the rest of your computers in your home network.  Creating a home group is especially important if you want to allow Windows 7 printer sharing on your home network. In order to create a Windows 7 home group you will need to do the following.

  1. Click Start button
  2. Go to the Control Panel
  3. Click Network and Internet
  4. Click on Homegroup

Create Windows 7 Homegroup

Once inside the Windows 7 Homegroup screen click on Create a Homegroup, it will then ask you what you want to share.  Once you select what you want to share, click the next button.  After you select what you want to share, Windows 7 will then give you a homegroup password.  Make sure you write down or print this homegroup password, since you will need this password to allow all your other computers to join the homegroup.

Windows 7 Homegroup

If you ever forget this password you can always retrieve it by going to the following.

  1. Control Panel
  2. Network and Internet
  3. Homegroup

Once inside the homegroup window look towards the bottom of the screen and click on View or print the homegroup password.

Connect other computers to Windows 7 homegroup

Now that you have your first pc inside your Windows 7 homegroup, you will now need to connect all your other computers to this homegroup. To allow another pc to connect to the Windows 7 homegroup, you need to login at each of your other computers and going to the following.

  1. Click start
  2. Go to control panel
  3. Click Network and Internet
  4. Click on Homegroup

Once inside the homegroup screen, you pc should now detect the previously created homegroup.  You can now select what you want this pc to share on your homegroup.  All you have to do now is enter the Windows 7 homegroup password and click the next button.  You have now successfully created and added computers to your Windows 7 homegroup.

 

2 Responses to Windows 7 Homegroup

  • Lola Lockwood says:

    does windows 7 supports mobile Intel® GL40 Express Chipset? (DirectX 9 graphics device with WDDM 1.0 or higher driver), i got mobile Intel® GL40 Express Chipset, is it possible that i can install windows 7 in my laptop

  • Joanne Mefford says:

    My family and I recently purchased the Windows 7 computer bundle from Best Buy — a desktop, laptop and netbook all with Windows 7. I was rather excited to see how simple the Homegroup program was at first, however, after having actually created one, 2 problems have come up.

    (1) The computer (desktop) that CREATED the homegroup is unable to see either the laptop or the netbook on the homegroup even though they have both successfully joined it.

    (2) Though both the laptop and the netbook are able to “see” the DESKTOP (on which the homegroup was created) on the homegroup, they are unable to see each other. The laptop sees the desktop but does not see the netbook, and the netbook sees the desktop but not the laptop.

    This seems very peculiar to me seeing as it seemed to work so easily at first, but with these problems the homegroup is almost useless. How do I fix this??

    The 1st answer to resolve this problem will receive BEST ANSWER promptly. Thanks!

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