Why did this happen? Home Groups

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by wildefire, Apr 2, 2010.

  1. wildefire

    wildefire New Member

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    Ive had my PC for 5 weeks. I have Windows 7. Yesterday, after instaling/applying new updates a prompt came up on the screen after I booted up. It was a prompt, asking me to select which network I wanted to connect a Home Group to. I selected Public of course, as I am the only PC in my home. Actually, I am the only computer in my home. I do not have a wirless. Also, my internet cable is connected directly into my modem. The cable box outside is locked, so I know no one is stealing my cable service. And Im not on a wireless.

    So, why did Win 7 detect I am on some sort of network with other computers, and suggested I start a Home Group? This makes me thinking somone has hacked/intruded upon my connection.
     
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    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    A public network is something like Starbucks or some public access point accessible to the public in general. Your network is private.
     
  3. wildefire

    wildefire New Member

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    Ok, I get that... about public...

    My computer though prompted me to select either

    Home

    Work

    or

    Public...


    Which should I select???


    ANd why did it ask me to create a Home Group when Im the only comp. in the house?
     
  4. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
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    It will always ask. You do not have to create one. If it says you are joined, click on it and leave the homegroup.

    You should be showing a house for your current network. If not, click on the description link in Network and Sharing Center and change it to private.
     

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