I was always able to connect my Windows 10 laptop from downstairs by mapping a drive or creating shortcuts, I was able to print to my shared printer upstairs until Microsoft upgraded Win 10 to version 1809. You Will Be Brought to Another Page With a Series of Checkboxes on It. You may opt to print it and distribute to other people connected to your homegroup. Remember that the default workgroup name is not the same in all versions of Windows. Click the printer you want to install.
When this setting is disabled, the documents are rendered on the computer to which the printer is attached. Not a huge issue - I just like to understand things : - Thanks again, Lucky P. I defo plan to, this is just an interim arrangement. Microsoft now gives us a totally new network feature in Windows 7 called HomeGroup. The Windows 7 machines can see the Windows 10 machine's homegroup and offers the ability to connect to it, however all attempts fail due to invalid password. However, if you know the other computers in the network use a different workgroup name, use that name instead.
Often rebooting and trying to create or join a computer to a HomeGroup again will solve the problem. Guest Author: Colin Howard 14 Dec 2015 I agree with I. Since there are three versions of Windows out in the field these days, chances are you need to share data between them. Similar help and support threads Thread Forum I am starting to study what is a WorkGroup versus a HomeGroup and have a few questions. On Win 10 machine, Start this service, set to Auto. Now click on Public network and change it back to Home network.
Funnily enough I've kinda managed it. You can block or allow each device individually, or you can click the Allow All or Block All buttons. On the wizard that appears see , choose which libraries you want to share on the HomeGroup and click Next. Once it has been created and another computer has joined, you can remove the Windows 7 computer and the homegroup will continue working fine. Figure D When you open the Users share, you will have access to all the files and folders that are shared by that computer with the HomeGroup.
You can use our previous. Hello: My first post as a new member concerns a networking question. Thank you, at long last they are talking to each other. When you choose that, Windows will ask you to specify a model so that it can install drivers. The troubleshooter finds nothing other than the option to troubleshoot the network. Note that this is possible on Windows 7.
If it's currently a Work or Public network, click the icon or network title to change it. I then setup a Password for my Administrator account. Instead, Windows will authorize you automatically. Then on the finial page, click Finish. If this is the problem, make sure to configure the firewall correctly, and don't forget to re-enable the firewall after everything is working properly. Windows will handle the installation, download drivers if needed, and ask you to provide a name for the printer. Non-profit, educational or personal use tips the balance in favor of fair use.
Figure B You'll then assign a password to the account. HomeGroup is a network sharing feature that has been part of Windows for a long time, and it's also part of. If this setting is enabled, all the documents that will be printed are rendered on the computers where people are doing the printing. After you're done, it will take you to the settings page. Setting up a printer on your network involves two steps.
When you do, you'll be prompted to enter the credentials you created for the special sharing account. Sharing between Vista and Windows 7 Another scenario you might run into is having to share files and printers between a Vista and Windows 7 machine. Simply bring up the Network and Sharing Center and click one of the HomeGroup links: on the bottom left, under the network settings, or the Available to join link on the right of the Home icon. A homegroup in Windows makes it easier to share files and printers on a home network. But when clicking on the folders, nothing happens. In addition, you can configure which devices are allowed to play remote content. Opening a network resource would ask for the user's account info name and password but if the HomeGroup is active and the password has been entered, then no user info will be required.