How do I use Homegroups to connect two computers to share files?

So this might be a simplistic question, but I don't know if it's possible, hence my asking.

I'm using a desktop running Windows 7 (soon to be 8) Ultimate. My target computer is a laptop running Windows 7 Home Premium.

If I download a file, is it possible for me to set a download destination directly to the laptop if I initiate the download from the desktop? The computers will be on the same network and part of a Homegroup (if that matters). I'd like to create a folder on the desktop screen of the laptop, and have the files end up there.

Alternatively, I suppose I could have the file download to the desktop computer, and then I could wirelessly transfer it over via the Homegroups, but moving 1-2GB files would probably suck bandwidth and increase system resources on my end.

How do I go about doing this?

EDIT: Is this also possible with a second desktop computer as well? (One primary client, and two satellite computers).
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  1. unksol said:


    Thank you for that uninformative answer.

    I wouldn't be asking my question if I hadn't tried Google and attempting to set it up myself. Because I couldn't, I asked.
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