shreader wrote:You know you will need tha same password on both?
Yea, but I never get that far. I created a homegroup w/password on the first computer.........sure enough, it says that this computer has "joined".
Then I go to the second computer ready to join and enter the same password. but this second computer doesn't recognize the homegroup I created on the first computer. The second computer wants to create it's own homegroup; I even let it do this once and then changed the password to be the same as on the first computer. Still didn't work.
I went to a Microsoft website and read that I need to ensure that Peer Network Grouping and HomeGroup Provider services were started. HomeGroup Provider was not, so I started it and changed it from Manual to Auto. I still couldn't get the second computer to recognize the homegroup created on the first computer..........it still wanted to create its own.
I next went to the MIcrosoft Technet and read an article entitled "Windows 7 Homegroup: Walkthrough". In this article, they say to first change the active network on both computers from Home network to Public network. Then when you are creating a homegroup or adding the second computer to the homegroup, you change the location back to Home network and follow the normal steps for creating/adding. I haven't tried this process yet, mainly because it was published back in Aug '09 before the final release of Win 7 and I wasn't sure it was still a valid process. But I think I will now try it.
So that's where I stand...................been fighting this problem on/off for two days.