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Windows 7: What to do with old XP PC-local net maybe

01 Dec 2014   #1
durango1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 
What to do with old XP PC-local net maybe

Hi,

I have had my new pc for about 3 years now and from time to time i have used the old XP pc

this one

HP Pavilion a1000la Desktop PC Product Specifications HP Pavilion a1000la Desktop PC | HP® Support

which has 2 160gb hard drives and i really dont want to lose the storage space.

for a long time now i have been use tight vnc to communicate with it doing some small storage and some other stuff, but tight vnc is sooooooooooooooooooooooooo slow that i wish there was a better way.

I think my new and old pc each have one ethernet port so i would still have to go thru my router, or do i?

can i connect them pc to pc for faster file xfter via ethernet or what is the best thing to do with this old thing. It still works great but it has xp and the os cannot be upgraded to another version. It would have to be as is because as we know xp is no longer supported or updated.

Any suggestions or maybe even a link to a good video of how to set up a peer to peer thru a router and take tight vnc out of the loop...

thanks ")


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01 Dec 2014   #2
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

XP and win7 computer are connected both wired to same router? If so... it doesn't use the router part at all. It uses the switch that's built inside the router.

Speed should be 100mb (or 1Gb if using gigbit port). Divide by 8 and you have Bytes instead of bits. About 30% of communication is overhead btw.

Why use tightvnc or any other vnc flavor? That works great for remote control. But you don't need it for windows file sharing.
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01 Dec 2014   #3
durango1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

hi thanks, all i want to do is use the hard drive space, i took the keyboard away and also the monitor off the old one. So all it is is a box with drives in it and windows xp pretty much.

I thought i had to use vnc in order to xfer files and see the startup page and directories. if i dont thats awesome, is there a good guide on how to set this up via sharing if thats what i need to do.

Oh and yes same router, win7 on 1 and xp on 4
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01 Dec 2014   #4
Kaktussoft

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winxp home or professional?

So the winxp machine has many drives you want to share over the network from any home computer? You want to share whole drives, or just some folders? You want it password protected?
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01 Dec 2014   #5
durango1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

winxp home, and yes share everything and yes pw protected
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01 Dec 2014   #6
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Just share the root folder of each drive. How to use the Simple File Sharing feature to share files in Windows XP
Password protect is only possible in winxp professional.
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01 Dec 2014   #7
durango1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

i have c ad f dives on the xp machine set to shared by i still dont see them on my workgroup list on the 7 machine, and both machines are set the same netwrk group name..

the xp machine is telling me i need to create a cd and run the network wizzard on all machines
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01 Dec 2014   #8
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

The xp machine is telling me i need to create a cd and run the network wizzard on all machines =>don't do that!

What is the ip address of the winxp machine? In command prompt on winxp do:
Code:
ipconfig
Post output
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01 Dec 2014   #9
durango1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

pk5001z is the modem
192.168.0.4 ip
255.255.255.0 subnet
192.168.0.1 default
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01 Dec 2014   #10
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x2 Windows 10 Enterprise x64, Ubuntu
 
 

Try replacing your VNC with team viewer (free for home use) as it's the go-to remote access software if you cannot use windows RDP ( not available as a server on Home editions)

To set up the items follow this Microsoft step by step guide Networking home computers that are running different versions of Windows - Windows Help

Make sure the xp is running SP3 which adds some extra functions to improve windows networking with Windows7

TeamViewer - Free Remote Control, Remote Access & Online Meetings
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