What to look for in Windows 7

Joining a homegroup

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Homegroups are a fascinating (and potentially confusing) feature available only between Windows 7 PCs connected over a local area network. When you attach a new PC to a network that already has a homegroup set up, you’re prompted to join, with the option to adjust sharing as shown here.

This gallery is a companion piece for my in-depth review of Windows 7 based on the final release candidate. Be sure to read "What to expect from Windows 7" to get the full story.

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