In this article we will learn how to configure or set up the HomeGroup feature in Windows 8 for connecting with other Windows PCs.IntroductionThe Homegroup feature in Windows provides a great way to share files and resources in the network computers easily in an efficient manner. The new HomeGroup feature makes sharing files and printers between Windows 7 and Windows 8 machines easy. Set up a Homegroup, and Windows automatically begins sharing those items.However, The HomeGroup feature was first introduced in Windows 7 and is still supported in Windows 8. So the conclusion is that only Windows 8 and Windows 7 machines have the ability to set up and join the Homegroup. Here are some steps you must use to connect to a HomeGroup with Windows 8.Step 1First Go to the Start Screen of your Windows 8.Step 2Open the right Charm bar and select the Setting option from it.Step 3Now, click on the Change PC Settings.Step 4Or you can directly open the Change PC Settings option using the shortcut Win+I keys.Step 5Select the HomeGroup option from the left panel of the PC Setting window.Step 6You will see the HomeGroup options in the right panel of the window.Step 7Then in the left panel under Libraries and Devices, to share an item, slide its toggle switch to the right.Step 9To share those folders with home theater components and game consoles, turn the Media Devices option on, as well.Step 8You will notice that a password is automatically generated for you under Membership.Note: You must enter that same password into each computer you want to include in your Homegroup.Step 9Press Alt+F4 to close the window.This should help get you started sharing files and printers between your Windows 7 machines on your home network.
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