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Yet Another Guy With A Computer That Can't Join Homegroup (Computer Browser?)


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#1 blu789

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 05:29 PM

SO my computer can't see other homegroups on my LAN. I did some investigation and it looks like I'm suffering from my computer browser service not being able to run.



I can start the service. It runs for 2-3 seconds then it stops.



It says it's running in the status window, but it says it's stopped in the 'try to start service' window.



So clearly something's broken.



In anycase, I can websurf from this computer.



Also: Months/years ago I've had a variety of viruses of different sorts, so I assume one of the cleanup apps I've used broke it.



Can anyone help?



Thanks.
 



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Posted 14 September 2013 - 05:46 PM

What's the name of the workgroup used by the other systems?

 

The Win 7 install must join that workgroup...and you don't have to use the secured homegroup at all to do so.

 

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/join-or-create-a-workgroup

 

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Posted 14 September 2013 - 06:04 PM

All the workgroups are called workgroup.  Default Windows 7 and Windows 8 installs (well, there are Asus OEM modifications to the Asus laptop).

 

I've decided to install FTP and transfer files that way.

 

Thanks tho!



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Posted 15 September 2013 - 07:47 AM

:thumbup2: , happy computing :).

 

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