Finally, I used my user name and sign in password for my desktop Windows 8 required that I make a user and password during the install. Windows 7 can access Windows 8 files in HomeGroup, but Windows 8 can't access Windows 7 files in Homegroup. Since I installed windows 8, I am unable to do that. Article by Tony John is a professional blogger from India, who started his first Weblog in 1998 at Tripod. I tried several times to use the Homegroup password that was established when we made the Homegroup.
Troubleshoot the Homegroup Service, they begin with 'Peer'. Yet bizarrely, these cheaper editions can join an existing Homegroup created in Home Premium or Ultimate. Follow or read Guest Author: Brian 07 Aug 2015 I just upgraded from Win 7to Win 10 on two of my four homegroup computers. The functionality seems to have been hidden or removed. So my search stopped there. So I followed the steps and each time I get windows cannot set up a homegroup on this computer. You can change the password and additional setting of your own choice once the home group creates.
They get an error return. My conclusion: this is a rare case of the less you know in advance, the easier it is to setup a Windows 8 Homegroup. Do or below for how you would like to open the Create a Homegroup wizard. Once this is complee, you can now access Home Group files if everything else in Home Group is setup properly. But with both my laptop and pc running windows 7 I have no problem accessing folders between the two of them and they can actually access the shared folders on the windows 8 machine. I copied the password from my Windows 7 machine Control Panel, Network, Homegroup , pasted into my Windows 8 Homegroup. What else am I missing? I reinstalled clean twice and have the exact same problem.
I adopted the following solution which, for me, was rather simple and effective, achieving the desired results. The hint message is the same, the password is incorrect, as the result before changing password. I have tried the suggestions that appear on a few of the threads I've read through with no luck. I shut down one computer and created Homegroup by searching it in Control Panel and then it showed me to create new group. Right Click the Network icon 2. » Summary of Windows 8 Homegroup If you are an old-timer with Workgroups, take the time to re-program your brain and synchronise with the Homegroup way of sharing.
Networking problems seem to mushroom when computers timings are out of synchrony. This is probably the first time I couldn't find any help on the internet, but finally figured it out on my own! I will post more if I figure out how to get them connected. Hi Steven, I have two computers which are installed with Windows Developer Preview, one for testing target and the other for testing host. Homegroup allows one or more computers to share things such as photos, music, printers in the local network. One user needs to take charge; they need to create, or initialize, the Homegroup. In System Properties, click the Computer Name tab to see the workgroup name. Create HomeGroup in Windows 7 Before to create the HomeGroup, make sure that you Network Type is Private.
In answer to your questions: 1 Are you dual booting your Windows Developer Preview with your Windows 7 computer? HomeGroup is not limited to Windows 8 only. Did some adjusting so, at the moment the W7 laptop can see W8 Desktop pc and do file synchronisation but nothing doing the other way round. I shouldn't have to create a new account to get these two computers to talk to each other. This new Homegroup logic of sharing is apparent when you launch the Explorer, once you find and expand the Homegroup you see the icons representing users shares rather than being machine centric. Homegroup is available in all editions of Windows 7. You simply need to change your Windows 8 Account to a 'Local' Account. Click Finish to complete, Now you are able to C reate a HomeGroup in Windows 7.
I am not using them in a domain, only trying to use them in a Homegroup. On access from Windows 7 to Windows 8, I get the message that you don't have sufficcient permission to access that data. I managed to sort it though. If it is necessary, I would show you the screenshot. Hope this helps someone else. However, Mr Nobody likes this homegroup, and you wish to leave. In my home, there are several computers.
Ready to just punch a hole in my screen. According to what I find on the web, a lot of people have that problem. HomeGroup is available in Windows7, Windows 8. Guest Author: Jeff 07 Oct 2015 Set up Homegroup for 2 boxes running Windows 10 - I am able to see the other user and folders being shared. Incidentally, this is fundamentally different from a Workgroup where no passwords are involved at this stage. The problem is a homegroup was set up a few years ago on a laptop, and that laptop is no longer functioning fried motherboard as I understand the only way to delete the homegroup is.
If not, I suggest you use that. I also cannot delete an existing homegroup or add a new home group. If you need more comprehensive network analysis software: More Troubleshooting of Windows 8 Homegroup Problems Error code 0x80630801 Windows cannot set up a homegroup on this computer. I don't use Metro but I had to change it in there. I had the same issue after I created Homegroup between my Win 7 and Win 8 laptop.