Thursday, September 18, 2014

Class Summary 9-18-2014

Spent the first hour networking two computers. One was Windows 7 and the other Windows 8.1. Had a printer attached to the Windows 8.1 machine. Used two projectors so everyone could see both screens as we walked through the setup.

A complete 11 page document can be found on Class Notes (see above link). But here is a quick version:

  1. On one machine open Control Panel and select Homegroup
  2. Click Create Homegroup
  3. Change the password so something you can remember or write down the one Microsoft generated for you.
  4. On the second machine open Control Panel and select Homegroup
  5. Click Join Homegroup
  6. Open File Explorer and notice the Homegroup link on the left. You can not access the folders you shared during the setup by clicking on the computer icon
  7. To share the printer, open Devices and Printers and right-click the printer and choose Share
  8. The printer will now appear under Devices and Printers on the other computer
We answered a number of questions and demonstrated using Glary and looked at how to get software using Also burned a boot CD with the Lubuntu OS and demonstrated using it. It is a good replacement for XP.

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