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    Windows 7 homegroup

    This is killing me.

    I built my first ever pc yesterday and got it working first time and got windows 7 on it and everything running perfect.... result!

    The only thing to have gone wrong so far is that it cannot join the homegroup created on my laptop and vice versa the laptop cant join one that the pc has created.

    both computers are definetly on the same home network.

    after a bit of research I tried various things like ensuring the peer networking group service has started and various other things which have not worked.

    Does anyone have any ideas what else I could try? if I cant fix it ill reload windows on to see if that fixes it.

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    Have you set up share permissions the directories that you want to share?
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    Re: Windows 7 homegroup

    Yep on both computers.

    Could it be that there is still updates to be done and that's what's stopping it? Just thinking that the computer had only been on about 3 hours.

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    The shares should be separate from the homegroup mechanism itself. I think it's probably more to do with your wireless access point and how it bridges the two interfaces.
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    Re: Windows 7 homegroup

    I'll try hardwire the laptop to the network and that should let me know if its the wireless or not

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    Re: Windows 7 homegroup

    You have got the same homegroup name on both computers? (It will work if they are digfferent, but it can take a while for the computers to recognise each other if it isn't)
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    Re: Windows 7 homegroup

    What exactly happens? Any error messages? Can you browse to one machine from the other? Have you setup firewall exceptions to allow the relevant services?

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    Re: Windows 7 homegroup

    Quote Originally Posted by peterb View Post
    You have got the same homegroup name on both computers? (It will work if they are digfferent, but it can take a while for the computers to recognise each other if it isn't)
    This was the case but I changed them to AJlaptop and AJBedroom Rebooted and still nothing, that was last night, still getting the same problem today

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    Re: Windows 7 homegroup

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    What exactly happens? Any error messages? Can you browse to one machine from the other? Have you setup firewall exceptions to allow the relevant services?
    can create a home group on either computer fine, its when trying to join the created one neither one joins, after entering the password it just times out and says cannot join homegroup.

    Thats not the exact error message, im reinstalling windows on the pc atm but will post it later.

    Also my mums laptop was able to join the homegroup created on the laptop

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    Re: Windows 7 homegroup

    When joining the error message is :

    Cannot create homegroup on this computer.

    Even tho im not trying to create a home group im trying to join one.

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    Re: Windows 7 homegroup

    I've now switched off the home group and i've managed to get into the public shared folders from each computer, not ideal but better than nothing. It wont let me into the C drive on the other computer just the public folder, even though i've got both the c drives shared

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    Re: Windows 7 homegroup

    Have you installed a 3rd party Firewall?

    I has a similar problem when I finally upgraded my home network to Windows 7. Three computers (Win7 Premium, Prof, and ultimate) would network together with workgroups, but none would detect there was a homegroup to join, each PC offering only to create one!

    Turned out my Firewall (Bit Defender) did not support Homegroups. Upgraded to 2011 and bobs your uncle, everything worked fine.

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    Re: Windows 7 homegroup

    2 laptops in the house are joining and working finr both have avast on. the pc has nothing at the moment. the only difference in the settings of laptop and pc is that the pc is hard wired and laptop is wireless. both on the same home network, and they all see each other, just wont share with each other

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