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Windows 7 Home Edition Network

mona4980 asked
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Last Modified: 2012-05-11
I have searched on here and have seen a couple of answers but unfortunately they were pointing to other web sites that no longer exist or are outdated and I couldn't find the info I needed. I have a network here at work and there was purchased a lap top that has windows 7 home edition. Don't ask me why they did but I need to get it on the network. ideas please.
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Will the Windows 7 laptop use DHCP or static IP?  If it configures to use DHCP, you just simply plug the cable to the network and it should get its IP.

If you have to configure static IP, go to

Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > Change Adapter Settings.  You will see all your NICs here.  Select the one which you wanted to configure.


I will pass that along but my IT guy says something about domains and home edition does not work like that?

You did not said that this is for a domain network.  Yes, you can't join a domain with Home Edition.  Here are the differences between Windows 7 http://www.intowindows.com/difference-between-windows-7-home-premium-professional-ultimate-editions/


so there is absolutely any way to do it? In some of the older articles here on EE I saw a thing or two about "fooling" the computer to do just this?

I don't know of a way you can do such thing.  However, you don't have to join the domain in order to access the data/files on the domain as long as you provide the appropriate credentials when prompted.
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