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How to set up a Windows 7 HomeGroup

We show you how to take advantage of Windows 7's HomeGroup feature in six simple steps

By David Fearon, 16 Jul 2009 at 12:05

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One of the best new features in Windows 7 is HomeGroup. This feature is designed to make the once difficult task of sharing over a home network more bearable.

Once set up, you'll find sharing documents, photos and music between different machines on your home network is a breeze.

For the purpose of this tutorial, we're assuming you have two Windows 7 machines on a local network at home. You'll need every machine that you want to get access to your homegroup to be running Windows 7; it won't work with Vista or XP machines, and there are no plans to port it to the older operating systems.

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