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Old 01-10-10, 06:29 PM   #1
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Default Homegroups are AMAZING!

Ok, so I have installed Windows 7 on all of my home PCs, 3 of them. I decided to fiddle around with it, and I finally got my 2nd router to work as an access point, so all of my computers are connected to the 192.168.1.X ip. Then I managed to get the laptop to connect the the second router which turned out to be a bit hard.

So anyways, I decided to set up a workgroup so I could share files and folders like I did in school the day before. Plus I had just seen a comercial about this guy that had Windows 7 on all of his PC, and he could print and I thought cool, but it was wireless so meh. And I did that, and Windows 7 tells me Set up a homegroup. And finally I did. Then I read that you can use printers from other PCs and print straight to them, and I thought to myself, it probably means wireless :/ (I have a wired printer hooked up to my PC, and whenever someone wants to print something, they tell me to do it, because hitting print on the page is too hard.) So anyways, I go on with it, and I send the homegroup password to the other PCs, and and all are set up, and I can see the documents folder, and music and pictures and everything. And it was pretty sweet.

Then I checked the other PCs, and at the bottom right it says printer found, want to install drivers from OG-PC, (mine) and I said ehh, why not. Once that is done, I looked at the printer and Devices page, and it said Printer ... on OG-PC. And it has a check on it. I thought my not test it, like anything bad is going to happen. So I create a document on notepad, and wrote something. And hit print and select that printer and 2 seconds later I hear a noise in my room. The thing printed This will save me so much time in everything, and save family members from saving the document, emailing it to themselves, going to my PC, and downloading then printing.


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Windows 7 is ****ing AMAZING!
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Old 01-10-10, 07:56 PM   #2
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Homegroups would be a lot better if Vista PCs could also join them.
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Old 01-10-10, 08:01 PM   #3
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What are you talking about?

They can.

Once you upgrade them to Windows 7
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Old 01-10-10, 08:35 PM   #4
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It's like Windows 7 started a party and Vista can't come
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Old 01-10-10, 11:24 PM   #6
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At home I have a printer hosted on my mom's PC that I print to. Both machines are Vista. It's all very easy to do using the Network and Sharing Center.

Only difference is it probably takes a few more keystrokes to setup than it does with a Homegroup.
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At home I have a printer hosted on my mom's PC that I print to. Both machines are Vista. It's all very easy to do using the Network and Sharing Center.

Only difference is it probably takes a few more keystrokes to setup than it does with a Homegroup.
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i got an network printer, perfect now, every pc can print to it, no need to keep one pc on all the time
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Old 01-11-10, 04:42 AM   #9
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You could print to a printer attached to another computer with XP. You just made the computers be in the same workgroup. What's the big deal with homegroup in Win 7?
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You could print to a printer attached to another computer with XP. You just made the computers be in the same workgroup. What's the big deal with homegroup in Win 7?
I think homegroups just greatly simplify the process. In Vista and XP it could be a PITA at times. It takes some knowledge to know where the menus are and what to change and how to find it and things like that.
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Old 01-11-10, 11:16 AM   #11
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pshhhhhh
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Discovery of the year, printer sharing for Windows 7.
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Old 01-11-10, 11:41 AM   #12
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Discovery of the year, printer sharing for Windows 7.
LOL

I think Albo was making the point that Homegroups make it a lot easier to share a printer
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