# Windows – Unable to connect to a domain network using Windows 7 Home Premium

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My OS is Windows 7 Home Premium and I am unable to connect to our company's network.

When I try to connect I get prompted to enter my username and password. However, I cannot add a domain. The domain\ prefix is automatically populated with my local desktop computer name.

Is this feature not available? Why does it force it with a local computer only? Can this be changed in the registry? Is there a group policy change that I can configure?

Right now I use VPN but it gets extremely slow.