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Windows® 8.1 Absolute Beginner’s Guide by Alan Wright, Paul Sanna

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18. Sharing Files and Printers

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Introductory Details About Home Networks

How to Join, Leave, and Create a Homegroup

How to Share with Other Homegroup Computers

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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 some pictures or 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 ...

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