How to setup homegroup in windows 7

May 17th, 2009

In windows 7,homeGroup makes it easy to share pictures, music, documents, videos, and printers with other people on your home network. When you set up a computer with this version of Windows, a homegroup is created automatically.

Create a homegroup

1.Go to Control  Panel,then click Homegroup .In the Homegroup window ,click Create Home group then  follow the instructions



  • If a homegroup already exists on your network, Windows will ask if you would like to join it instead of creating a new one.

  • If your computer belongs to a domain, you can join a homegroup but you can’t create one. You can access files and resources on other homegroup computers, but you can’t share your own files and resources with the homegroup.

Add computers to Homegroup

After you create a homegroup, you must add other computers to it so that you can access shared libraries and printers.
To add computer to a homegroup,just go to control panel,then click Homegroup,Then click Join Now and follow the instructions.(If you don’t see the Join now button, there might not be a homegroup available. Make sure that someone has created a homegroup first. Or you can choose to create a homegroup yourself.)


  • Computers must be running Windows 7 to participate in a homegroup. HomeGroup is available in all editions of Windows 7. In Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic, you can join a homegroup, but you can’t create one.

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