How to create Homegroup in windows 7?

When you set up a PC with Windows 7, a homegroup is created automatically. If a homegroup already exists on your home network, you can join it. Open HomeGroup by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, typing homegroup in the search box, and then clicking HomeGroup.

On the Share with other home computers running Windows 7 page, click Create a homegroup, and then follow the instructions. Make sure to activate windows 7 product key is required.

  1. After you create a homegroup, the other PCs running Windows 7 on your network can join it.
  2. Add your other PCs to the homegroup
  3. 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 the person who created the homegroup.
  4. To join a homegroup, follow these steps on the PC that you want to add to the homegroup
  5. Open HomeGroup by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, typing homegroup in the search box, and then clicking HomeGroup.
  6. Click Join now, and then follow the steps on your screen.
  7. Control which files or folders are shared with your homegroup

When you created or joined your homegroup, you selected the libraries you wanted to share with other people in the homegroup. Libraries are initially shared with Reading access, which means that you can look at or listen to what’s in the library, but you can’t make changes to the files in it. You can adjust the level of access later, and you can exclude specific files and folders from sharing.

Share printers

Printers that are connected with a USB cable can be shared with a homegroup. After the printer is shared, you can access it through the Print dialog box in any program, just like a printer that’s directly connected to your PC.

  1. To share your printer with the homegroup
  2. Open HomeGroup by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, typing homegroup in the search box, and then clicking HomeGroup.
  3. Click Install printer.
  4. Select the Printers check box, and then click Save changes.
  5. To automatically connect to a homegroup printer
  6. Click the Windows found a homegroup printer message that appears.

To manually connect to a homegroup printer

On the PC the printer is physically connected to, click the Start button, click Control Panel, type homegroup in the search box, and then click HomeGroup.

  1. Make sure the Printers check box is selected.
  2. Go to the PC you want to print from.
  3. Open HomeGroup by clicking the Start button, clicking Control Panel, typing homegroup in the search box, and then clicking HomeGroup.
  4. Click Install printer.

If you don’t already have a driver installed for the printer, click Install driver in the dialog box that appears.

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