cannot change homegroup settings

  alanh1 07 Feb 12
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Hi - have 1 computer operating 7 ultimate and 1 operating home premium cannot connect to the laptop under home premium. On the laptop when i go into change homegroup settings all boxes except printers are un-ticked. When I tick all the boxes then 'save changes' all seems ok until I go into change homegroup settings again I find all the boxes except printers are un-ticked again. I can't seem to keep these boxes ticked - I suspect this is why I cant access the laptop within the homegroup. Anyone come across this problem before??

  KRONOS the First 08 Feb 12

To connect to a homegroup you have set up you will need to input the password created when you first set up the group. on the laptop you will need to click on join homegroup and then follow the instructions. I am on my iPad at the moment so cannot give you the proper instructions,will have a look later.

The one thing that makes Windows 7 standout, in my opinion, is the ease of networking PC's Microsoft finally getting it sorted out, I had so many ridiculouse problems with XP.

  alanh1 08 Feb 12

I'm afraid already done that - I have successfully set up and joined workgroups in 7 before and as you say it has always been straightforward but never come across this problem before.

  difarn 08 Feb 12

It is possible that your AV software is "interfering".

Have you tried the homegroup troubleshooter?

Open the HomeGroup troubleshooter by clicking the Start button and then clicking Control Panel. In the search box, type troubleshooter, and then click Troubleshooting. In the left pane, click View all, and then click HomeGroup.? Administrator permission required If you're prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, type the password or provide confirmation.

Have you checked your permissions? This may be a workaround....

Try - Start - type in libraries - click on (highlight) any of the options - libraries etc - click on the share with button at the top and click on the option that you want

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