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    New Lounger
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    Is there anyway to setup homegroups without having to use a password? I have two pc's and a loptop. Laptop has windows 7, and one desktop has vista, the other has XP. seems I can't get the loptop to join the group without setting a password on all three pc's. Don't understand why it can't share with the other pc's. BTW, I checked file share, and entered the router info etc.

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    Homegroups are for Windows 7 only, but there is a Microsoft white paper, titled WINDOWS 7 & HOMEGROUP SHARING WITH WINDOWS XP, WINDOWS VISTA & OTHER OPERATING SYSTEMS which explains how to do this.

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    Hi and welcome JOhn

    since you homegoup obviously win 7. In win 7 you can use either homegroup which Has to hav e a password, or workgroup whihc doesnt. workgroup also has the advange of using IPv4, and allows mixed machine type where homegroup dpesnt

    Ken
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    MCC 2013-2015

    Wanikiyi & Dyami--Team ZigZag3143

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