Windows 7 HomeGroup Explained

homegroup.png A detailed post on Microsoft's Engineering Windows 7 blog explains what HomeGroup -- the new networking interface for Windows 7 which aims to make it easier to share printers, storage and media without hassle in a home environment -- hopes to achieve. Given my experience with networking in Windows 7 to date, I'm a little sceptical of HomeGroup's promises, but it's a worthwhile read if you're a Windows household sharing multiple machines.


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    "Given my experience with networking in Windows 7 to date, I'm a little sceptical of HomeGroup's promises"

    Angus, would you care to elaborate on your comment?

    There'll be a longer piece on my Windows 7 experiences later this week -- but suffice to say that the Network & Sharing Center crashing the very first time I opened it was not a good start!

    Found one great thing with "homegroup" if you make a change to your router or network you cannot upload photos to websites ( Including Facebook) such a wonderful addition to the MS family it is (NOT!!)

    HELP!! had homegroup (windows 7) set up and running happily comprising desktop with USB attached printer and wireless attached notebook.. in the last week i can not print from notebook and when I look at the HG on the desktop it tells me there are no other computers in the group. when I try to leave the HG on the desktop i get the proverbial msge " Windows couldn't remove your computer from the HG" can not view or print HG password from the desktop either. Now I know this has to do with HG Listener and HG Provider and I have tried many things sourced from various forums.. Any thoughts?

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