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How to Create and join a homegroup in Windows 7
Published  06/18/2011 | Windows 7 | Unrated
How to Create and join a homegroup in Windows 7
To create a homegroup, open HomeGroup in Control Panel and then click on Create a homegroup. Your current network location must be set to “Home network.” That’s because HomeGroup only works on networks having the Home network location. If you need to change the network location to Home from Work or Public, just click the current setting, and then pick it. Computers must be running Windows 7 as a rule to be part of a homegroup (Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic only allows you to join a homegroup, but does not let you create one). If you’re installing Windows 7 and you were already on a home network, a homegroup will be set up and joined automatically. You can join a homegroup by opening HomeGroup in Control Panel and clicking Join now. (You can also get to these options by going to ‘Network and Sharing Center’ and clicking on ‘Choose homegroup and sharing options’)
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