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Windows 7: help setting up network


10 Aug 2009   #11

XP SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edicus View Post
Someone said earlier that I cannot have workgroup on XP. I re-ran setup on XP and now it is working!

Thanks to everyone!!
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11 Aug 2009   #12

vista home premium
 
 

This is weird. I edited my last post that I actually do not have it working. I can see the other computer on my Win 7 machine but received an error that I was unable to access it. Don't know why the edit didn't save.

Anyway I'm at work now and will post the error message when I get home, so be prepared for that.
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11 Aug 2009   #13

Win 7 RTM 7600 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I'm pretty sure that 'workgroup' networking still works as it always did in Win 7. I have one computer at home that shares some folders and a printer with the others. The other computers are one Win 7 and one XP. Following the link I posted, I can access files are printers on all machines without using passwords.

Since this is true I would think that as long as the computers are all in the same workgroup, you could share folders from your XP machine to Win 7 machines as well, but I have not needed to do this myself.
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