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IMPORTANT: How to Join a Windows 7 HomeGroup

Description: This how-to article details joining a HomeGroup in Windows 7. This can be useful to share files, printers and other resources over the network.

  1. To join a HomeGroup that already exists, click on the Start button and, in the Search Programs and Files box type in "homegroup" without the quotes and press Enter.

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  2. When the HomeGroup window opens, click on Join Now to join the HomeGroup.

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  3. Choose the types of files and resources to be shared and click Next.

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  4. Enter the Network Password and click on Next to join the HomeGroup.

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    Note: The password can be retrieved by opening the HomeGroup panel as explained in the last few steps on the computer that created the HomeGroup.

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