Role of Home Group Feature in Microsoft® Windows® 7
What are the important home group features of Windows 7 and how to use them?
Home group feature in Windows 7 ensure the security of your files by making them read-only. There is also an option of allowing other members of your Home group to modify your files. Before accessing files and printers to locate on other computer, you need to access the computer into the home group. If you forgot the password you could get it from the network and sharing centre in control panel. Windows 7 has many built-in tools to help with program compatibility and it also features an improved backup solution to help keep your information safe. Windows7 is an advanced Operating System with excellent features. Windows 7 builds on the substantial investments using fundamentals in Windows Vista to improve security, reliability and performance.
Following are the home group features of Windows 7, its role, benefits and different ways to use the group features:
- Home Group Features
- Role and benefits of home group
- Use of home group
Home group feature
A home group connects the computers on your home network so that you can easily share the pictures, music, videos, printers and other documents. It is protected with a password and you can be able to select what you want to share with the group. Th home group network allows you to share your music, picture, video, and document libraries with other users.
Role and benefits of home group
Home group helps to share USB connected printers; if a printer is shared by home group. Domain-joined computers are also part of home group. Home group feature in Windows 7 is password protected and you can create your files read only. Home group allows connecting wirelessly to other computers that helps to share documents, photos, music and other files and also the printer.
The Home group can be accessed using Windows Explorer to create the home groups setup a home network. When you create a home network, Windows 7 automatically starts the settings for your new network. To access the Home Group feature, go to Control Panel and click on “Choose home group and sharing options”. Click on home group button, and then click on Create a HomeGroup screen which selects what you want to share with the other machines.
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