Set up workgroup in my new window 7 pc

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I have never set up workgroup in my new window 7 pc. I want to transfer some games from old pc to my new window 7 pc. Can anybody guide me the full process in steps?

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Set up workgroup in my new window 7 pc


Setting up a workgroup in windows 7 is easy. You will need to make sure that the workgroup that you use on the two computers is the same to be able to share  the data between  them. The following is procedure for setting up a workgroup:

  • Click start on your computer.
  • Locate My Computer and right click on it.
  • Click on properties.
  • In the window that will open, locate workgroup and then click on change.
  • Allocate the workgroup name that you want and then save the changes. The computer will automatically restart for changes to take effect.
  • You will need to follow the steps above to set the workgroup on the other computer.

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Set up workgroup in my new window 7 pc


In my place, I have a Wi-Fi network and two computers: one desktop and one laptop. There are times I need to copy or transfer files from my computer to the other and using a USB flash drive to copy files to and from the laptop is so much work.

Since my desktop computer is connected to the router and the laptop is connected via Wi-Fi, I decided to connect both computers to form a small local area network and to do that, I had to setup a workgroup. Workgroup is Microsoft’s terminology for peer-to-peer LAN. Computers that run on Microsoft Windows that uses the same workgroup can share files, printers, and even internet connection.

If you have more than one computer in your home and you want to form a small area network to connect all computers, you simply need to setup a workgroup for all the computers. To setup a workgroup, right-click “My Computer” and select “Properties”. On the next screen, select “Computer Name” tab. In there, you should see two buttons: “Network ID” and “Change”. Click “Change”.

Microsoft Windows setting up workgroup

In “Computer Name Changes” window, under “Member of”, select “Workgroup” then enter the name of the workgroup in the text field and then click “OK”.

Microsoft Windows enter workgroup name

And that’s it. Go to the next computer and do this again until all computers have the same workgroup name. On the other hand, if you need to transfer games from one computer to another, your best option is to use a commercial software called PCmover Professional. It supports Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.x, and Windows 10.

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