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    Homegroup

    All 3 computers on my LAN were set as members of a WORKGROUP, my OS being Win 7 Pro 64 bit, whereas the other 2 used XP Home.One of the other 2, my friend's desktop, has changed to Win 7 32 bit.Neither my friend nor I need to access the other (laptop) computer so I joined a homegroup on the Win 7 machines.

    When I open Services on the Win 7 machines I can start the HomeGroup Provider service, and have done so. However, I cannot start the HomeGroup Listener service on either machine. I get "Server-Service Specific error code 2147023143." How do I resolve this?

    Apart from that, should I change the WORKGROUP designation of the Win 7 machines, and if so how and what to?

    FWIW, irrespective of the above, each Win 7 machine can access the shared folders on the other.

    Advice would be appreciated.

    Thanks and regards, Roy
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    Hi Roy,
    I was one of the many who could not get 'HomeGroup' to work on my 2 Win7 computers. Then I found a method that would work. File sharing.pdf
    O wad some Power the giftie gie us, to see oursels as ithers see us!

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    Homegroup is actually slower than the alternatives (Fred Langa wrote about it). I see no need for Homegroup use, I have it turned off on all my W7 computers.

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    Thanks Roderunner and ruirib,I used the method referred to in the following link:

    http://windowssecrets.com/top-story/...win7-networks/

    and sharing folders between the Win 7 machines and the XP machine on my LAN works much faster than before. (ruirib, I assume the above link is what you were referring to).

    Best regards, Roy
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    Yes, Roy, that was what I was referring to.

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