Join Windows 8 HomeGroup in Windows 7 System

Posted by Gaurav Gupta Articles | Windows 8 December 28, 2012
In this article you will learn how to join the HomeGroup network of Windows 8 to share files and devices to other Windows 7 PCs
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In my previous article we can learn how to set up a HomeGroup and how you can change the password for the HomeGroup in Windows 8.

Set Up HomeGroup Sharing Feature in Windows 8
 
Now in this article I am showing how to join the Homegroup of Windows 8 from Windows 7. After joining the Windows 8 HomeGroup in Windows 7 you are now able to share the files and resources between the systems. You can easily establish the communication between Windows 8 and Windows 7 systems over the HomeGroup network.
 
 Here I am using a Windows 7 system to join the HomeGroup network of Windows 8.
 
 Open the Control Panel window:
 
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Select the homegroup option from it.
 
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 On the next screen click on the "Join Now" button.
 
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 Then decide which files and folders you want to share on the Windows 8 HomeGroup. Click Next.
 
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 Enter the password and click Next.
 
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 Now you've successfully connected to the Windows 8 Homegroup. Click Finish.

 
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 Conclusion
 
 Now you can easily share a document, files and printers between the Windows 8 and Windows 7 computers over your home network.

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