Windows 8 HomeGroup Setup

Movie Premier for Windows 8 requires your media to be accessible via a network (wired or wireless). In the event you are able to connect to your network devices but experience file sharing issues, the following steps may help resolve the issue.

If you are not able to access your network devices, refer to the Windows 8 Network Troubleshooting page.

  1. If you have never set up a Microsoft HomeGroup, then complete the following steps, otherwise skip to the next section
    • Be sure your Start screen is active
    • Bring up the Charm Bar and select Search
      • Type “Control Panel” into the Search box
    • Alternatively, type “Control Panel” directly from the Start screen
    • Click the Control Panel app located in the Apps search results list
      • This will be listed within the Windows System group
    • Click the Network and Internet option from within Control Panel
    • Click the HomeGroup option within the Network and Internet page
    • Click Create a Homegroup if one isn’t already set up
      • When you first connected to your home network, one may have been automatically created for you, in which case you do not need to continue through the wizard. Make a note of the homegroup password before continuing.
    • Select to share the various media types with other computers within the homegroup
      • NOTE: In order for Movie Premier for Windows 8 to properly function, you must share your videos
    • Click Next and make note of the homegroup password
      • If you want to change your password, you can do so by clicking Other homegroup actions and selecting Change the password and entering your own password
    • Click Finish
  2. Perform the following steps for each windows device on your network
    • Be sure your Start screen is active
    • Bring up the Charm Bar and select Search
      • Type “Control Panel” into the Search box
    • Alternatively, type “Control Panel” directly from the Start screen
    • Click the Control Panel app located in the Apps search results list
      • This will be listed within the Windows System group
    • Click the Network and Internet option from within Control Panel
    • Click the HomeGroup option within the Network and Internet page
      • A message should appear stating a homegroup already exists on your network
    • Click Join Now and select to share the various media types with other computers within the homegroup
      • NOTE: In order for Movie Premier for Windows 8 to properly function, you must share your videos
    • Enter the password you noted above

You should now have your homegoup set up for use. If you have confirmed your network and homegroup are working properly and want Movie Premier for Windows 8 to have access to your network media, please vist the Windows 8 Network Libary Setup page for instructions on setting up network libraries.

If you additional questions regarding Microsoft HomeGroup, please refer to the Microsoft support site. If you have other support questions or would like to see if other users have had similar issues, please submit them in our user forum.