How To: Use HomeGroup on Windows 7 for personal file sharing

Use HomeGroup on Windows 7 for personal file sharing

Windows 7 is the hot, new operating system replacing the past XP and Vista systems. Windows 7 is the most simplified, user-friendly version that Microsoft has developed - ever. Get acquainted with your new version of Windows straight from Microsoft.

This video tour will show you how to use HomeGroup on Windows 7. Share files, music and printers in just four clicks.

Easily share the photos, music, and files on each of the PCs running Windows 7 on your home network. It's especially handy when you want to share a printer.

Have you ever needed to print a file at home when you weren't connected to a printer? Did you decide that even with a home network, it was easier to just put the file on a USB drive and take it to the PC with the printer? That's one reason we created HomeGroup. New with Windows 7, HomeGroup takes the headache out of sharing files, devices, and printers on a home network. Connect two or more PCs running Windows 7, and HomeGroup makes it easy to automatically start sharing your music, pictures, video, and document libraries with others in your home.

Concerned about privacy? HomeGroup is password-protected so you just set up one password for all your PCs and you're ready to go. You can decide what gets shared and what stays private, or use "Share with" to decide who you want to share specific folders with. You can also make your files "read only," so other people can look at (but not change) your stuff.

You can join a HomeGroup in any edition of Windows 7, but you can only create one in Home Premium, Professional, or Ultimate.

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