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Adding Computers to a Homegroup

After you have created the homegroup, it's time to go to the other Windows 7 computers on the network and add them to the homegroup as desired.

  1. To add a computer to the homegroup, do one of the following:
    • Open Computer, click Homegroup, and click Join Now (Figure 7).
    • Open the Control Panel, click Choose Homegroup and Sharing Options (refer to Figure 3), and click Join Now (Figure 8).

    Figure 7 Preparing to join a homegroup from Computer.

    Figure 8 Preparing to join a homegroup from the Control Panel.

  2. After clicking Join Now, specify what you want to share (Figure 9).
  3. Click Next to continue.
  4. Figure 9 Selecting what to share with the homegroup.

  5. Enter the homegroup password Windows 7 provided when the homegroup was set up (Figure 10).
  6. Click Next.
  7. Figure 10 Entering the homegroup password.

  8. Click Finish on the next dialog (Figure 11) to complete the process of joining the homegroup.
  9. Figure 11 Finishing up the process of joining a homegroup.

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