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Dafult boot for Home Network ""this is a home computer..."

  1. #31

    Hi Kari

    I think my intepretation of wizard was wrong. IN the sense I thought you meant a popup gui was prompting me to make a decision so understand the confusion.

    I understand your rationale after following the guide that chev and yourself posted.

    I'm living with the end result as is. The media player is seeing the shared files and the pc is allowing access, quite simply the other way round (pc seeing and accessing media player) is not working. That may be down to an issue on the media player or something else, but I have it doing what I need for now

    Im not a genius by any means and appreciate your guys help and patience, always when coming on these forums (windows7/windows8) I get a result through other peoples help, patience and determination. That is something I value.

    Peace and let no more be said on the topic

    Close it down.

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  2. #32

    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Happy to hear you got it sorted. Making my last effort in trying to clarify something:

    Quote Originally Posted by mfx View Post
    Yes I understand what you are saying..
    Just to clarify I am not and have not used wizard since first install, I am not relaunching it.
    That is not true. According to your own words you do it every time you boot your computer.

    The highlighted part in quote below is how you run the wizard in question, which regardless of your current settings always shows the first option "This computer is part of a business network..." pre-selected:

    Quote Originally Posted by mfx View Post
    When I boot up it appears I have to always tweak the settings :

    1) Control Panel > System > Change settings > Network ID and select under "Select the option that best describes your network" so I opt for I tick "this is a home computer; it's not part of a business network."
    What you call "tweaking the settings" is nothing else than running an unnecessary wizard. To put is short: the Network ID button launches the wizard. You do not need it, however you told us in your original post that you have run it each time you have started your computer.

    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    The directions in the following link may help to fix this problem.

    How to change network location type in Windows 8
    I also mentioned this tutorial in my previous post although OP's screenshots in this post already showed that the network location was set correctly to Private network.

    Set to private yes but it was changing back on it's own without the Group Policy adjustment.

    Guess who it was that pointed out to Shawn how to set this up via the Group Policy Option #4 in the same tutorial....yep it was me.
    Network Location - Set to Private or Public in Windows 8

    So not only did I post a direct link to a more simplified guide showing the Group Policy adjustment but I'm also the guy who pointed this exact setting out to Shawn... And now here once again I point it out the precise setting to use to fix the problem, not options 1-4 which leaves the OP guessing at which one to use.

    Maybe a bit of gratitude for this solve is in order.
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  3. #33

    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,444
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center

    I did not know you are the man behind this solution . Kudos!

    My main concern was all the time this unnecessary use of the Network ID wizard, and misunderstanding it was causing.
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  4. #34

    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Maybe a bit of gratitude for this solve is in order.
    Hi Chevi

    Did rep you, realise now no public thanks, my apologies - thank you for your quick and easy solution.

    All the best

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

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