Windows 10: Windows 7, Windows 10 and NAS connectivity - Homegroup setup Solved

  1.    06 Aug 2015 #1

    Windows 7, Windows 10 and NAS connectivity - Homegroup setup


    Hi all

    At the moment I have my main PC (Main) upgraded to Win 10 Pro x64 , and a Media PC (Media) on Win 7 Ultimate x64(Media) and a variety of Netgear and Buffalo NAS devices. These are currently all networked via a Workgroup with no problems.

    Issue: To use Cortana on Main, I need to log on to a MS account but then Media can't access files on Main.

    Question: Is there a way of logging Main into a MS account and as Win7 can't access a MS account leave Media as a Local account but still share files between them and the NAS devices? (I don't want to update Media to Win10 because I'll lose Media Centre)

    Context: I did think of using Homegroups but I'm not sure how to connect to my older Buffalo NAS devices as the only Network set-up options are Workgroup or WINS Server (I've not used the latter)

    I've attached my current Network settings for sharing.

    Any ideas?

    Regards
    UKMedia
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails network settings.PNG  
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    06 Aug 2015 #2

    Please ignore, I was having a Senile moment!

    Just stored the log-in details on Media and everything okay now...
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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