Hello, Windows networking. Hello, pain-in-the-butt. Decidedly, Microsoft attempted to fix the nightmare commonly known as Windows networking, with Windows 7. They may have, or may have not, with Homegroups.
The main goal of Windows networking is to enable multiple computers on the same network to share files to each other-so you can share your huge, gigantic, cough, legal video files to your friends and family without having to pull out a USB drive or an external hard drive. Previously, setting up a Windows network was akin to getting your teeth pulled out without anesthesia. Homegroups is Windows 7's solution to sharing your libraries, files and folders easily.