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Sharing Files via Homegroup

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Gene Miller

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I would like to obtain some information and advice as to

what I may be doing wrong and how to correct my situation.


Here is what I have:


I have a desktop running windows 7 home premium and

a laptop running windows 8.1 both are 64 bit. I have a

Lynksys EA2700 router for my home wifi but both the

desktop and laptop are connected to the router via Ethernet



When I create a home group on the desktop I can join it

on the laptop and see and share files that are on the desktop.


When I try to share files on the laptop from the desktop I get

a message that says that computer does not belong to the home group.


If I go the opposite direction and create the home group on the laptop

first and then go to the desktop I do not get the option of joining that

home group I only get the screen that wants me to create a home group.


Can some one tell me what I may be doing wrong or what settings

are off that may be causing this problem.


Any help or advice would be appreciated.


Thank you in advance.



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