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How to join Vista computer to Windows 7 homegroup computer. They ping each other but they are not accesable.

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If other users are unable to access your network shares, especially if they are using older versions of Windows or old 802.11b wireless adapters, their systems might not support 128-bit encryption. Select Enable File Sharing for Devices that Use 40 or 56-bit encryption.
To simplify sharing, you can disable password protected file sharing. To do so, select Turn Off Password Protected Sharing.
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ACCESSING A HOMEGROUP PRINTER FROM MY LAPTOP.BOTH ARE WIN7 64 BIT SP1?


What's a homegroup?

A homegroup is a group of PCs on a home network that can share files and printers. Using a homegroup makes sharing easier. You can share pictures, music, videos, documents, and printers with other people in your homegroup.
You can help protect your homegroup with a password, which you can change at any time. Other people can't change the files that you share unless you give them permission to do so.
After you create or join a homegroup, you select the libraries (for example, My Pictures or My Documents) that you want to share. You can prevent specific files or folders from being shared, and you can share additional libraries later.
HomeGroup is available in Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, and Windows 7. You can join a homegroup on a PC running Windows RT 8.1, but you can't create a homegroup or share content with the homegroup. In Windows 7Starter and Windows 7Home Basic, you can join a homegroup, but you can't create one.

Create a homegroup

  1. Open HomeGroup by typing homegroup in the search box on the taskbar, and then selecting HomeGroup.
  2. Select Create a homegroup > Next.
  3. Select the libraries and devices you want to share with the homegroup, and then select Next.
  4. A password will appear-print it or write it down. You'll need this password to add other PCs to your homegroup.
  5. Select Finish.
Notes
  • If a homegroup already exists on your network, you'll be asked to join it instead of creating a new one.
  • If your PC belongs to a domain, you can join a homegroup but you can't create one. You can get to libraries and devices on other homegroup PCs, but you can't share your own libraries and devices with the homegroup.
  • You can join a homegroup on a PC running Windows RT 8.1, but you can't create a homegroup or share content with the homegroup.
After you create a homegroup, other PCs running Windows 7, Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, or Windows 7 on your network can join it.

Add your other PCs to the homegroup

After someone on your network creates a homegroup, the next step is to join it. You'll need the homegroup password, which you can get from any homegroup member. All user accounts except the Guest account will belong to the homegroup. Each person controls access to his or her own libraries.
To join a homegroup, follow these steps on the PC that you want to add to the homegroup:
  1. Open HomeGroup by typing homegroup in the search box on the taskbar, and then selecting HomeGroup.
  2. Select Join now > Next.
  3. Select the libraries and devices you want to share with the homegroup, and then select Next.
  4. Type the homegroup password in the box, and then select Next.
  5. Note
    If you don't see a space to enter a password, there might not be a homegroup available. Make sure that someone has created a homegroup, or you can create a homegroup yourself.
  6. Select Finish.

Find homegroup files

PCs that belong to your homegroup will appear in File Explorer.
To get to shared libraries on other homegroup PCs
  1. Open File Explorer, by typing file explorer in the search box in the taskbar, and then selecting File Explorer.
  2. Under Homegroup, select the user account name of the person whose libraries you want to get to.
  3. In the file list, double-tap or double-click the library you want to get to, and then double-tap or double-click the file or folder you want.
Notes
PCs that are turned off, hibernating, or asleep won't be available as part of the homegroup.
If you've made homegroup files or folders available offline, and then you disconnect from the network, the files or folders will no longer be visible in the Libraries window. To find them, open the Network folder.

Share libraries and devices, or stop sharing them

When you create or join a homegroup, you select the libraries and devices you want to share with other people in the homegroup. Libraries are initially shared with Read access, which means that other people can look at or listen to what's in the library, but they can't change the files in it. You can adjust the level of access at any time, and you can exclude specific files and folders from sharing.
Only those people who belong to the homegroup can see shared libraries and devices. You can choose to share libraries, devices, or individual files and folders with specific people in your homegroup or with everyone.
Note
Keep in mind that children who use homegroup PCs will have access to all shared libraries and devices. To share devices and entire libraries
  1. Open HomeGroup by typing homegroup in the search box on the taskbar, and then select HomeGroup.
  2. Select Change what you're sharing with the homegroup.
  3. Select the libraries and devices you want to share with homegroup, and then select Next > Finish.
To share individual files or folders
  1. Open File Explorer by typing file explorer in the search box in the taskbar, and then selecting File Explorer.
  2. Select the item, and then select the Share tab.
  3. Choose an option in the Share with group. There are different Share with options depending on whether your PC is connected to a network and what kind of network it is.
    • To share items with a particular person, choose that person's account.
    • To share with all the members of your homegroup, choose one of the Homegroup options. (Select libraries to share with all the members of your homegroup by opening HomeGroup.)
    • To prevent a file or folder from being shared with anyone, select the Share tab, and then select Stop sharing.
    • To change the level of access to a file or folder, select the Share tab, and then select either Homegroup (view) or Homegroup (view and edit).
    • If you need to share a location such as a drive or system folder, select the Advanced sharingoption.

Share a printer

Printers that are connected with a USB cable can be shared with a homegroup. After the printer is shared, you can get to it through the Print dialog box in any program, just like a printer that's directly connected to your PC.
To share or stop sharing your printer with the homegroup
  1. Open HomeGroup by typing homegroup in the search box on the taskbar, and then select HomeGroup.
  2. Select Change what you're sharing with the homegroup.
  3. Next to Printers & Devices, select Shared or Not shared (this will be set to Shared by default).
  4. Select Next > Finish.
To print to a homegroup printer Open the Print menu of the app you want to print from (like Microsoft Word), select the homegroup printer, and then select Print.
Note
The PC that the printer is connected to must be turned on to use the printer.

Change homegroup settings if needed

At any time after you set up your homegroup, you can change settings by following these steps:
  1. Open HomeGroup by typing homegroup in the search box on the taskbar, and then select HomeGroup.
  2. Select the settings you want.
These are the settings you can change:
Setting Description Change what you're sharing with the homegroup Select the libraries, printers, and devices you want to share with your homegroup. Allow all devices on this network such as TVs and game consoles to play my shared content Use this setting to share content with all devices on your network. For example, you can share pictures with a digital picture frame, or share music with a network media player.
Note
Shared content isn't secure. Anyone connected to your network can receive your shared content. View or print the homegroup password View the password for your homegroup. If someone else wants to join the homegroup, give them this password. Change the password Change your homegroup password. All other PCs in your homegroup will need to type in the new password you generate. Leave the homegroup Leave your homegroup. You can't delete a homegroup, but if everyone leaves the homegroup it will be gone. You can then set up a new homegroup if you'd like. Change advanced sharing settings Change network discovery, file and printer sharing, HomeGroup connection, and advanced security options.

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I cannot able to view homegroup password at all nor able to change that.In my Windows 7.


Go to Start --> Control Panel --> search for homegroup in the search box --> click on Homegroup --> View or print homegroup password

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How do I fix my hp625 problem which ask for the password of its homegropuser$


Try this it comes from the windows help file on Windows 7
You should let Windows manage
your home network connections because it's the easiest and best way to share
files and printers.


But if you've previously set up customized sharing permissions on
your network following the procedures in Windows XP or Windows Vista and you want to maintain those
permissions when using a homegroup, you can choose to manage network connections
yourself. If you choose this option, you'll need to use your user account and
password when accessing other computers.


To continue using customized permissions, create or join a
homegroup, and then follow these steps:




  1. Click to open Advanced sharing settings.


  2. Click the chevron to expand the
    Home or Work network profile.


  3. Under HomeGroup connections, click Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers,
    and then click Save changes.

Oct 26, 2013 | Computers & Internet

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How do i easily connect my desk top to another in my home


Hook them both up to the router. If this is windows Vista/7 create a homegroup on one. Write down the password and join the other PC to the homegroup and your done.

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Just bought a acer labtop can not get the hook up to computor


To network two computers you normally need a switch or a router to act as an intermediary between the two computers IF you still want both to have a functioning internet connection.

Otherwise, take your laptop and plug a Ethernet cable into the laptop and into the back of your computer tower.

I'm assuming you are using windows so go to control panel > network and sharing > Homegroup Options > Join now. This will set up a home network for the rest of the computers connected to share pictures music and other files. You will need to access the homegroup password from Control Panel > Network and Sharing > Homegroup Options. Take that password and add it in to your laptop under the Homegroup menu and you will see your laptop underneath the My Copmputer> Homegroup tab in the side panel. You can begin sharing files between them.

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Can I use networking between the two computer, the one computer has the operating system which is windows XP while the other computer has the operating system which is the windows 7?


Yes you can network XP and 7 together. The trick to this is during network setup you have to change the workgroup name on your XP computer to match Windows 7. The default workgroup name on 7 is homegroup. Change the name to homegroup in XP. Next during network setup on your 7 computer when you reach the workgroup options the setup will generate a password to access your homegroup. Write this password down and don't lose it. It's kind of hard to retrieve if you misplace it (speaking from experience :) ) You should now be able to share your router and files. Hope this was helpful.

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I have a e-studio 282 copier i cant access the smb server through windows 7 but i can through windows XP what shall i do to fix the problem


Sharing on Vista & Window 7 are not as easy as Window XP.
Kindly check below settings on your network connection:

Network Discovery: turn on network discovery
File and printer sharing: turn on
Public folder sharing: Your choice. It can be on or off.
Media Streaming: By default, this is off. You can turn it on if you want, but it is not why we are here, so I'm going to leave it off for now.
Password protected sharing: Turn off password protected sharing
HomeGroup connections: This doesn't really matter, since you already left homegroup. However, I allowed Windows to manage my homegroup connections. It seemed easier than arguing.

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I installed Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit on my laptop. Now, when it connects to wireless router, (LynkSys WRT110), it disables the router. There is a Vista Home and an XP Pro machine on the network and...


You need to setup your new homegroup settings on your Windows 7 PC. Once you set this up you can copy to all your windows XP computers. This will put all the computers in sync. You can find the homegroup by going to the start menu and searching for homegroup. Please let me know if you have questions.

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