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Windows 7: sharing from win xp to win 7

29 Nov 2015   #1
naveen1973

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sharing from win xp to win 7

Hi,

I have a win xp laptop and win7 desktop. I want to transfer a file wirelessly from the laptop to the desktop. I made a home group for the win 7 and managed to get the laptop connected to the win 7 desktop. How do I transfer the file now?
I right clicked on the folder I want to share and there is now a "hand" showing under the folder. Please can you help me with the next step?

thanks,

Naveen


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29 Nov 2015   #2
DavidE

Multi-Boot W7_Pro_x64 W8.1_Pro_x64 W10_Pro_x64
 
 

Windows XP can't use a Homegroup.
Only Win 7 (and newer Windows versions) can use a Homegroup.

Quote:
Can computers running Windows XP or Windows Vista join a homegroup?
No. Only the Windows® 7 operating system supports HomeGroup. However, you can still share files among computers running the Windows XP®, Windows Vista®, or Windows 7 operating systems.
Source: https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/...=ws.10%29.aspx

You could probably do what you want using WorkGroup or setting up Network Locations.
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