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My Win 8.1 laptop cannot join the homegroup on Win7 PC

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    Win 8.1

    My Win 8.1 laptop cannot join the homegroup on Win7 PC


    The 8.1 laptop says it detects the homegroup and prompts me to join it. I go thru the steps, including the correct password. Then, after a minute or so of looking, the laptop says it no longer detects a homegroup on this network. I can't find anything wrong. All the settings seem to be correctly set. What am I doing wrong?

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  2. #2


    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2


    Firewall possibly causing it.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 2
    Win 8.1

    Didn't work


    I shut off the firewalls on both computers, same result: It no longer sees the homegroup.
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My Win 8.1 laptop cannot join the homegroup on Win7 PC
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