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Unable to connect Win8 and Win7 to same Homegroup

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    Unable to connect Win8 and Win7 to same Homegroup

    Hello, I can't connect my desktop with Windows 8 Pro and laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium to same Homegroup.

    I tried to leave Homegroup on both computers, create Homegroup on dektop and tried to connect with laptop, i can see another computer who created that Houmegroup, i enter that password that Windows created but i still cant connet to that Homegroup. Then i tried to create Homegroup on laptop and tried to connect with dektop but that didn't work either.

    I disabled firewalls and antiviurs on both computer. I have sharing on both computer on.

    I have only one account on each computer with admin privileges, without passwords.

    When i try to see shared folders on another computer he always ask me for account and password but i don't know which one since i don't have any password set up on my accounts.


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    You can try going through this Homegroup trouble shooting guide, follow the steps and see if you can find anything wrong.

    It sounds like the time/date settings may be out of sync on those machines. The machine names need to be different also.

    Ultimate Troubleshooting Guide for Windows 7 HomeGroup Connection Issues
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