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How do I set up a home group (with no passwords) on two different Win 7 PCs so that can be used to transfer any folders between the PCs. Please be specific, screen shots or a link to same would help.
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Homegroups are password protected. HomeGroups require each computer initially joining the group to provide a matching shared password.

FYI,
http://compnetworking.about.com/od/windows7networking/a/how-to-use-windows7-homegroup.htm
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It is my understanding they can be non password protected. Also both PCs are connected wirelessly to same router. It is my idea that one either old or new PC, I can bring up a IE window (Win 7) and enter URL C:\\other computer\folder.
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continued and drag the folder from on PC window to the other. PCs will have different names using Properties in Control panel.
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Please reply to my email. Password protected is OK. but HOW EXACTLY do I set up a home group on a Win 7 PC. (I need to do it on both then old and new PC. PCs are connected wirelessly vi a wireless router.
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Microsoft has a great step by step showing how to set it up,
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/create-a-homegroup

it includes a short how-to video.
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You do not understand my  only purpose inn creating a home group on old and new PC is tom copy folders from old PC to new PC. Hence
(a) No password is needed . Is one required. I have another print out saying Home groups can have no password

(b) should I check the stream pictures etc link as I have no long term use of the home group

)c) MOST IMPORTANT Please provide screen shot with two windows one is C;/User on old PC and the other window (ALSO ON OLD pc) is C: user on new PC and I will then cut a folder (ex documents) from old PC nd then paste to new PC.

Once copies are made home groups will NEVER be used again.

Please reply.

Mike
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