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Windows 7 Homegroup Connection Problems

Postby guest » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:43 am

I have a laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit and a PC running Windows 7 Professional 64 bit.
I set up the laptop first about two weeks ago. When I set up the PC it created a Homegroup. When I next connected the laptop to the network it detected the PC's Homegroup and asked if I wanted to join it. I joined it OK and immediately the PC became visible in the laptop Homegroup.
The trouble is that the PC Homegroup does not seem to know about the laptop, even though the laptop has joined the PC's group.
The good news is that this does not matter because the laptop is visible and accessible via the standard "network" within "My Computer" on the PC.
The bad news is that as from today, the PC has disappeared from the laptops Homegroup. The good news is that this doesn't matter because I can still see the PC in the laptop's network view.
However, it would be nice to be able to use Homegroup.
Please note that I use automatic update so both systems should be bang up to date.
I use Bullguard firewall and anti-virus on both machines.
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Re: Windows 7 Homegroup Connection Problems

Postby guest » Mon Nov 23, 2009 10:44 am

Hi,

I suspect this issue may be caused by anti-virus update. I recommend you to temporarily disable anti-virus and switch Windows Firewall to test. BTW, make sure that you have turned on network discovery on both PC and laptop.

For references:

HomeGroup: frequently asked questions

At Home with HomeGroup in Windows 7

Best Regards
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