Ad hoc home networking system present on Windows 7 and higher which allows users' libraries, along with individual files and folders, to be shared between multiple computers.

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How to restrict apps for a user account?

I want to restrict one user account from accessing installed apps. Basically, I want to give him access to using notepad only. How can we do this? (Acer netbook with win xp home edition.)
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How can I equate the same user on different Windows 7 machines within a home group?

Here's my scenario. In our home I have a desktop and a laptop, my wife has a laptop and my two sons each have a desktop. All these machines run Windows 7. I can set up shares on either of my machines ...
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iTunes - stuck in authorization loop

I just got a new laptop with Windows 7 and thought that instead of trying to recover my music from my iPhone, I would just use the Homegroup I have set up to transfer the music from my old laptop. ...
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How can I push new files in shared folders to my Homegroup?

I am using the Homegroup feature in Windows 7. Usually, the folders I have specified to be shared are available across all of the computers on the Homegroup, as desired. Unfortunately, when new ...
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How can I hide the Homegroup icon on the desktop?

Last night a Windows update on my Windows 7 machine added a new "Homegroup" icon to my desktop. I don't want the icon on my desktop but can't see any way to get rid of it. It's not listed in the ...
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IPv6 issue with joining HomeGroup while using Comodo Firewall in Windows 7

I just created a HomeGroup on another Win7 machine at home and am trying to connect my main machine to it. Unfortunately, I'm getting an error that I think relates to my usage of Comodo Firewall. ...
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Windows 7: how to setup a Homegroup - IPv6 error?

Every time I try to setup a Homegroup I get an error message that I need to have IPv6 enabled. When I check the system it says that IPv6 is enabled.
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Can't view other computers on Network

Systems: My Machine: Windows 7 Ultimate connected through ethernet into router Her Machine--Other Machine: Windows 7 Ultimate connected through wireless Router:F5D8236-4 N Wireless Router Version 1 ...
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How to stop homegroup sharing folders?

I have homegroup on my PC and laptop, both running Windows 7. I can share the folders and files easily, but the problem is I can't stop sharing the folder. Even I went to computer > manage and stop ...
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Is it secure to run Windows 7 HomeGroup over an unsecured wifi network?

Just wondering what the security implications are of running Windows 7 HomeGroup over an unsecured (open) WiFi network. Are there known hacks on the HomeGroup password or is it possible to otherwise ...
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Can a Windows 7 HomeGroup permit VPN connections?

Would like to integrate HomeGroup with my VPN (Hamachi/LogMeIn) addresses. Possible?
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How do I install a Windows 7 Homegroup printer?

I have a local printer on Desktop A and I want to use it on LapTop B. I have made a homegroup and can copy files between the two computers. On Desktop A I have the 'Printers' checked, in order to ...
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Homegroup doesn't show other computers, but “Network” does

I have a desktop and a laptop (both running windows 7) in my Windows 7 homegroup. The desktop created the homegroup, and the laptop joined it. Both share a few folders. On the laptop, I have no ...
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Installing HomeGroup Printer

I have two Windows 7 computers on a HomeGroup. I am on "Computer A" and need to access a printer connected to "Computer B". On Computer A, the HomeGroup panel tells me that it found a new shared ...
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Everyone can access my Windows 7 Homegroup file shares - Even Windows XP computers

I have 3 computers in my network, two running Windows 7 and one running Windows XP. I've set up a homegroup on both Windows 7 computers. Also, all computers are in the same Workgroup. The problem is ...
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Is it possible to use IPv6 in LAN with router only supporting IPv4?

My router (Belkin N1 Vision) seem to only support IPv4. The problem is that i'm trying to get Windows 7 Homegroup going and it requires IPv6. I'm trying to connect home computer which is connected to ...
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connecting a wireless home network wirelessly to the internet

If I am using the wireless cards in my two laptops to establish a home network using Windows 7, in other words a "homegroup," can I share an internet connection obtained from a wireless adaptor ...
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How can I connect a Snow Leopard computer to a Windows 7 homegroup?

Is there any way to connect to a Windows 7 homegroup from a Mac running Snow Leopard? The computers show up in my Finder on the left side as PCs, but when I try to connect I don't see anything. Any ...
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How do I add a Windows 7 Homegroup folder to iTunes?

I have a HTPC running Windows 7 with music in the public Music folder. Is it possible to add this folder to the iTunes library on another computer in the same homegroup? The obvious File->Add Folder ...
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Can I use Windows 7 Homegroups with Windows Server 2008?

I'm not currently using the "Homegroup" functionality of Windows 7 because we already have all of our photos, videos, and music on a Windows Server 2008 box. But Win7 is really pushing Homegroup in ...
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Windows 7: Homegroup Connectivity

It seems that no matter what I do, I cannot get my two computers to work together and join the same Homegroup. The computers in question: Desktop with Win7 Ultimate x64 connected via Wireless ...
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How to disable groups and sharing in Windows 7

Windows 7 has some great features for sharing stuff with the other computers and other family members in your house. But... for someone on a single computer and no other computers in the home, those ...
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Windows 7 Homegroups not working?

I've got a homegroup set up, and only the accounts/machines where the user and password is identical can see/share files. I thought the setting to let homegroup control the accounts would make that ...
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Has anyone set up a HomeGroup across Windows 7 RC and Windows 7 RTM? [closed]

I'm wondering if all versions of Windows 7 on a home group network must match (e.g. all RC or all RTM)? I was unable to add a new Windows 7 RTM to an existing Windows 7 RC HomeGroup. It simply spins ...
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Windows 7 Homegroup with ESS 4.0

I am trying to setup a homegroup between two Windows 7 computers, and apparently my Eset Security Service is blocking the traffic. When I disable the firewall on both computers, the homegroup works ...