"With Windows 7 Starter and Windows 7 Home Basic, you can join a homegroup, but you can't create one."
I'm sure there are more limitations but if you have that version, no soup for you.
Well, I'm having this massive cascade of issues, when all I want to do is share files between computers and share a damn printer...
Originally, I wanted to use a homegroup.
The Homegroup Listener Service will not start, and I understand this is important for it to work ... obviously.
Windows Couldn't start HomeGroup Listener Service on Local Computer, yada yada and then this error code.
Error Code -2147023143
I did some searching and found even if you have a third party firewall (I do, Zone Alarm) the Windows Firewall service has to be running for homegroups to work... If this error code means smoething else then please tell me...
So I try to start the Windows Firewall service.
Same error as the homegroup listener, but with error code 5.
Please help, noone else seems to know...