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Windows 8 Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Paul Sanna

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11. Sharing Files and Printers with Homegroup

In This Chapter

• Introductory Details About Home Networks

• How to Join, Leave, and Create a Homegroup

• How to Share with Other Homegroup Computers

Say the word “network” to a novice Windows user and you’re sure to notice a look of fear mixed with confusion. But for the person who simply wants to share a picture library or some music or perhaps all the family’s important files among the computers in their home, there shouldn’t be too much panic. Windows makes this panic-free sharing possible with a function called “homegroups.” Homegroups provide exactly what you want from a small network to provide easy sharing without introducing any complexity. Much of the tough network concepts and procedures ...

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