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Win7 Homegroup - connection problems

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I've got 2 win7 pc's on my home network. Placed each in a home-group and received a windows generated unique "homegroup password" on each pc. I also created a folder named "share1" on pc-1 and share2 on pc-2 and placed in homegroup. Each computer's Win explorer can see the other pc under "network". When I try to connect from pc-1 to pc-2 I'm asked for a username and password. Question is what is my username? I've tried Administrator with homegroup password and PC login password but it doesn't work. PC-2 has a brother-2270 printer that I would like to be able to use from pc-1.
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by:TGarey123
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This problem happens on both pc's in either direction
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TazDevil1674 earned 250 total points
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Try this link to get full info...

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/help/home-sweet-homegroup-networking-the-easy-way

I know that the PCs need to have unique PC Names and also be in same Workgroup (by default it is WORKGROUP)
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by:Run5k
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Personally, as much as I like Windows 7 I must admit that I'm not a big fan of the HomeGroup function.  I prefer the old-fashioned Workgroup configuration on my home network, and everything runs very smoothly.

Please take a few minutes to read through my recommendations within this previous question:

http://www.experts-exchange.com/Q_27474505.html
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by:TGarey123
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Instructions were very lame. Nowhere did they say how to determine what your username actually is and that the home-group password isn't needed...at least in my case when I click on the the PC from win explorer it asks me for a username and password. After I figured out my username I found that the correct password to use is the windows password and not the home-group password. Gotta love MS.
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by:Run5k
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In the aftermath of the harsh grading, for future reference if you want/need us to elaborate on any potential solutions, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Personally, I have some great tutorials for HomeGroup configuration readily available, but I typically try to recommend using a standard workgroup configuration instead.  As I said earlier, Windows 7 is a terrific operating system, but from my perspective it seems like the HomeGroup function is really designed for non-IT people.  I have found that a properly configured workgroup is much more ideal.
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