homeghroup password problem

  bobley 20:00 24 Oct 10


I have two computers one a desk top one a laptop which I am trying to get to see each other. I have set up a homegroup on my laptop but when I try to set up the desktop it will not accept the password that has been assigned by the laptop. Can anyone throw any light on this as I have tried everything I can think of withot sucess



  BurrWalnut 08:57 25 Oct 10

I’ve seen that message appear when the computer’s date (system date) is wrong. If so, correct the date and try to join the Homegroup again.

  Strawballs 23:02 25 Oct 10

If they are not both Win 7 then the password facility will have to be switched off it will only work with win 7 to win 7.

  bobley 20:22 26 Oct 10


Thanks for your replys. I have got the two computers working in a fashion. The desktop sees the lap top and I see the folders but I cannot get the folders to open. I can't however get the laptop to see the desktop at all even though the laptop acknowledges that it belongs to a homegroup. Also when I look at the desktop homegroup settings It tells me that it has found a printer that can be shared and an opttion to install it but again when I press the install button nothing happens. I have read that a firewall could be a factor. I use kaspersky internet security and have tried disabling the firewall on both machines but without success. If anyone can help futher I would be grateful

  BurrWalnut 08:16 27 Oct 10

You probably need to allow Kaspersky access to file and printer sharing. I don’t use Kaspersky, so I cannot tell you how to do it.

Google or another member should be able to help you.

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