Details of HomeGroup network on Windows® 7
What are the features of HomeGroup network on Windows 7? How do you set up a HomeGroup network on Windows 7?
HomeGroup in Windows 7 will simplify tasks associated with sharing music, pictures and documents within the home network and Windows 7 computers. It is also possible for a printer in the living room to be shared by HomeGroup and it will be automatically installed onto the other HomeGroup enabled PCs. HomeGroup makes it easy share files and printers on the home network. Connect two or more PCs running on Windows 7, and HomeGroup makes it easy to automatically start sharing various music, picture, video, and document libraries with other people on the home network. You can join a HomeGroup in any edition of Windows 7, but it is possible to create one in Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Ultimate or Windows 7 Enterprise.
Some of the features, benefits and tips to create a HomeGroup network in Windows 7:
- Tips to create
HomeGroup in Windows 7 helps to share music, pictures and documents within the home network and other Windows 7 computers. HomeGroup also allows you to share USB connected printers. Domain joined computers can be made a part of a HomeGroup too. The security is well protected as HomeGroup is password-protected and puts you in total control.
You can decide what gets shared and what stays private. It is also possible for you to make the files 'read only', so other people can look at but cannot touch the data. Then you can make other computers join the group by bringing up the Network and Sharing Center and click one of the HomeGroup links on the bottom left, under the network settings.
First of all you need to be connected to the home router, click on 'Start' and select 'Control Panel' and click on 'Choose HomeGroup and sharing options' under 'Network and Internet' section. On it, double-click 'Home Network', Windows will help to automatically configure the network settings and on the next screen, select the folders that you want to share with HomeGroup. Now a password for HomeGroup is generated on the next screen click the link below to print password and instructions. Click 'Finish' when you are ready and HomeGroup in Windows 7 is created.
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