|1st question: No this is a family business I usually take care of the IT stuff and can work around fixing the computer issues.|
Ahhh, you are the IT people..........LOL......I had a feeling that might be the case but had to ask because believe it or not, there are people out there who work for companies that have IT people but still feel qualified to do this type of thing themselves.
To add to what wanderer said (and forgive me, I'm not on a Windows 7 PC at the moment) when joining a workgroup with Windows 7, you might have to run a wizard to join it. If you open the network connections (Control Panel) I believe the default page it opens to has 2 or 3 wizards located on the bottom half, read them through, one pertains to joining a workgroup, you'll want to run it.
It matters not how straight the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate;
I am the captain of my soul.