Connect two PCs using Windows 7 with a crossover cable

Okay, I have two computers running Windows 7 in the same room. I'm trying to connect them with a crossover cable, but both of them show the network as a public, Unidentified Network, and I can't change them from public to home, as the public network option is unclickable. I've been searching for a solution for days now, and I have been unable to find one.

ANYONE who can help, PLEASE do.

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Last updated June 25, 2018 Views 80,885 Applies to:
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Hi Blackcamaro8,

Welcome to Microsoft Answers!

I would suggest you to run the Network troubleshooter in Windows 7 and check.

Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then, in the search box, type network. In the list of results, click Network and Sharing Center, and then click Troubleshoot problems.

For further information, visit the below mentioned link:

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Using-the-Network-troubleshooter-in-Windows-7  

 

You may also refer the below mentioned links.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Setting-up-a-home-network  

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/What-you-need-to-set-up-a-home-network#section_2  

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Choosing-a-network-location  

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Keeping-computers-on-a-network-up-to-date  

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Why-can-t-I-connect-to-a-network  

 

 

 Hope this information helped!

 Thanks and regards

 Fouzan – Microsoft support

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