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    Just got a new Win 7 HP notebook. When setting it up to connect up with my home network computers (one Vista, one XP) I essentially set Yes to setting up a Homegroup. There was no apparent way to say No. Of course I could not see the other PCs. Did a little research and realized that I had to change the Workgroup name on Win 7 to HOME, which is the name of the workgroup on the other computers. Presto, everything works fine. I see the other PCs and all their shares and printers.
    I'd like to know if I need to remove the Homegroup or just leave things alone? How do I remove the Homegroup if I need to?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Howard Hillman View Post
    Just got a new Win 7 HP notebook. When setting it up to connect up with my home network computers (one Vista, one XP) I essentially set Yes to setting up a Homegroup. There was no apparent way to say No. Of course I could not see the other PCs. Did a little research and realized that I had to change the Workgroup name on Win 7 to HOME, which is the name of the workgroup on the other computers. Presto, everything works fine. I see the other PCs and all their shares and printers.
    I'd like to know if I need to remove the Homegroup or just leave things alone? How do I remove the Homegroup if I need to?
    HH

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    First you should disable IPv6 thats the culprit. You really dont need to remove homegroup if IPv6 is disabled. BTW IPv6 is in network>advanced>adapter settings>uncheck
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ken Johnston View Post
    First you should disable IPv6 thats the culprit. You really dont need to remove homegroup if IPv6 is disabled. BTW IPv6 is in network>advanced>adapter settings>uncheck
    Is disabling IPv6 really necessary? My home network consists of 1 Win7 machine, 2 Vista machines and 1 (and sometimes 2) XP machine(s), works as it is supposed to, and I haven't disabled IPv6 in the Win7 machine.
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    I also have 3 PC's and have not disabled IPv6. Do not believe it to be necessary.
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    Some network issues have been cleared up by disabled IPv6. But if your network is running well just leave it alone.

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    HomeGroup is needed when doing home networked computing.
    Disable it from the "services" section if you have no use for a home network.
    There are 2 entries under HomeGroup; Listener and provider.
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    Home Group is only for Windows 7 computers. If you have just Win XP and vista and one win 7 computer, you can choose 'Leave the Home Group' in Network and Sharing Center.

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    Thanks, Mary G, just what I was looking for.
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