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    My main computer is running Win 7 Ultimate 64. My wifes computer is now on Win 7 Home Premium 32.

    I am trying to join the home group with this second machine but "windows is unable to join the home group with this machine" (or words to that effect). Troubleshooter says the system clocks are showing different times, which of course they are not.

    Has anyone any ideas?

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    Did you include the same passcode (assigned by the first PC in the homegroup) to the 2nd PC. You can check the passcode by clicking Control Panel, Homegroup, view password on PC # 1, then go to the same area of PC #2 and click Change the password, then enter the password you have in PC #1.
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    Thanks for the reply. I am using the same password, although I have not looked for the #1 PC password from the #2. wouldn't be different would it?

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    Sorry Ted, misunderstood your reply - I am using the same password.

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    Hi Chris,

    There are several HomeGroup troubleshooter guides available. Take a look at this one . It goes over several items that need to be functioning to make HomeGroups function correctly.

    Have you checked services to be sure the Windows Time service is set to start automatically on both computers at start up? Also look at the Internet Time tab on the Date & Time properties sheet and check to be sure both computers are using the same time server and the checkbox is marked to synchronize.

    The troubleshooter link goes over other things to check, some of which may or may not affect the time issue.

    Hope this helps.
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    Thanks Gerald. I shall go through this meticulously. I love it when Microsoft design things to be easy!

    Chris

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