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03 Aug 2010   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit
New and not sure

I am new to this forum and I am new to Windows 7. I am looking for information on how to share the WMP 12 library with all my other systems.

What I have;
2 computers running Windows XP Pro, 32-bit with WMP 11
1 computer running Windows 7 Pro, 64-bit with WMP 12

I set one of the XP machines to share it's music library (right mouse click on library, selected sharing media. Clicked on share my media to). A few minutes went by and then finally saw the Windows 7 computer to allow the sharing. Said yes and now on the Windows 7 machine it can see the music library on the XP machine.

But then I wanted to do the same on the Windows 7 machine to share its library with the XP machine and I cannot find those same settings, like in XP. Is there a way to do this with WMP 12? I am using a workgroup and not Homegroup.


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03 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate

I found this page which lays out how to share your media using WMP, let me know if it helps
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03 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64-bit

Thanks for the reply, but this is what I used to set up the WMP 11 on the XP machine. All the instructions and items to click are there, but on WMP 12 some of those features are not there so I am wondering if sharing WMP 12 is somewhere else in Windows 7. I have not found in depth information on WMP 12 to share with the XP machine.

I appreciate this though.

I am still looking around, would be great to hear from more people.
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