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Windows 7: help setting up network


10 Aug 2009   #1

vista home premium
 
 
help setting up network

I have a machine with Win XP that I want to network to wirelessly. On this machine I started the "homegroup" thing and asks about networking with other computers running Win 7. How do I network with an XP box?

Thanks!

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10 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

This should get you started. make sure you turn on network discovery.
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10 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

You can not homegroup with xp. to have a homegroup both pc's must be running win 7. on a home network you can have xp machines. Look here to make sure you have dicovery turned on.
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10 Aug 2009   #4

Win 7 RTM 7600 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

The process that I use to network my XP machines to shared files and printers on my Win 7 machine is described here: How to make Windows 7 work with older Windows versions for networking and file sharing.

Easy to do and once setup on the Win 7 side, it's quite seamless on the XP side.
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10 Aug 2009   #5

vista home premium
 
 
My mistake!!! Please read this...

What I meant to say is network my pc's so I can access files on the XP machine FROM the Win 7 machine. As for connecting to the internet I can do that. I do NOT want my Win 7 box to be accessed from another computer, but I DO want the other computer to be accessed from the Win 7 machine.
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10 Aug 2009   #6

XP SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edicus View Post
What I meant to say is network my pc's so I can access files on the XP machine FROM the Win 7 machine. As for connecting to the internet I can do that. I do NOT want my Win 7 box to be accessed from another computer, but I DO want the other computer to be accessed from the Win 7 machine.
Read RustyFalcon post and do that tutorial!
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10 Aug 2009   #7

vista home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by visy199 View Post
Read RustyFalcon post and do that tutorial!
I did that...unless I'm missing something that tutorial will set up my Win 7 box to share it's files with the XP box and I want it the other way around. I want the Win 7 system to access the XP system.
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10 Aug 2009   #8

XP SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edicus View Post
I did that...unless I'm missing something that tutorial will set up my Win 7 box to share it's files with the XP box and I want it the other way around. I want the Win 7 system to access the XP system.
So both PC's have same workgroup?
Did you runed Network Setup Wizard on XP machine?
You can see Xp machine when you go to My Computer/Network?
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10 Aug 2009   #9

vista home premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by visy199 View Post
So both PC's have same workgroup?
Did you runed Network Setup Wizard on XP machine?
You can see Xp machine when you go to My Computer/Network?
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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10 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate X64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by edicus View Post
I did that...unless I'm missing something that tutorial will set up my Win 7 box to share it's files with the XP box and I want it the other way around. I want the Win 7 system to access the XP system.
Just do as Rusty said but don't share your files,I mean just don't add any folder or files, but the public folder will still be seen, but you still have to turn it on.

Am I right Rusty ???
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