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How to show all HomeGroups

by vmars316 / December 20, 2012 5:02 AM PST

Greetings,
I have two laptops (win7 x64)
in devices/printers each shows its own computerName.
ow to show all HomeGroups. I think there is more than one set up.
Thanks...Vernon

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Did you mean All Users?
by DChrisL / December 21, 2012 5:57 AM PST
Right click Desktop in a blank space, go to Personalizations, You can add an All Users Icon on the Desktop, or pin it to the toolbar or Menu. Darrell
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Start=>Control Panel=>All Control Panel Items=>Homegroup
by vmars316 / December 21, 2012 12:46 PM PST

I am talking about Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\HomeGroup
Where can I see HomeGroup name ?

I found a pretty good article here:
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/ee449408(WS.10).aspx
Including:
q: "Do all my computers need to have the same workgroup name for HomeGroup to work?"
ans: "No. HomeGroup does not rely on workgroup names for discovery or configuration."

If you want to know the workgroup name to share file with Windows 7, on Windows 7, you can
click Start, type sysdm.cpl in the search box to access System Properties.
On computer name tab, you can change the Workgroup name.

...vmars316

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