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Windows 7: How do I network XP and 7

15 Aug 2014   #1
hwally

windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 
How do I network XP and 7

I have a desktop computer running xp and a laptop running windows 7. The desktop has a lot of files and programs related to XP. Is there a way to network the two so that I can access the XP computer from my 7 laptop.


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15 Aug 2014   #2
jimbo45

Linux CENTOS 7 / various Windows OS'es and servers
 
 

Hi there
Ensure user Id and password is the same on both (not absolutely mandatory but makes it easier), Share the disks you want to share and enable Network discovery on the W7 machine.

Ensure also both computers are on the same network name e.g WORKGROUP.
cheers
jimbo
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15 Aug 2014   #3
hwally

windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 
Thank You

Thank You Jumbo for the precise and easy to understand answer. It's people like you that make this forum a joy to use.
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15 Aug 2014   #4
hwally

windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Jimbo sorry about calling you Jumbo. I guess the Steve Austin pictuure threw me off. HELL YAAA!!!!!
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