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Windows 7: sharing files and printers between Win7x64 and wp


04 Jan 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
sharing files and printers between Win7x64 and wp

I have a brand new Windows 7 professional x64 system. I have just today established a wireless network between that computer and my old XP computer. The Windows 7 box has a wireless antenna and the XP box has a hardwired broadband modem that is capable of wireless. It all works fine. I can access the Internet from my wireless box through the broadband modem.

But now what I wnat to do is share files and perhaps even printers between the two computers. Can someone give me a step-by-step to get the two systems to see each other or point me to a previous thread or link. the one internet site I found...HowtoGeek.com doesn't really explain how to set up the XP end of the connection. Or perhaps I am missing something...

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04 Jan 2010   #2

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Sharing files and folders with an XP system is not too hard to do.

There are some terrific tutorials here in the Network and Sharing forum.

In a nutshell:

1. Make both machines a member of the same Workgroup. Don't confuse it with Homegroup which isn't compatible with XP.

2. Have File and Printer Sharing enabled in the XP machine.

3. Right click on the printer on the XP box and click Shring, then enable sharing of the printer.

4. On the Windows 7 machine, you'll probably want to disable IPV6. It's only used for Homegroups and can get in the way of other stuff.

5. On the Windows 7 machine use the Network and Sharing Center, then Advanced Sharing Settings (On the left edge) to see the option on there. Look at File and Printer Sharing, Network Discovery, Password Protected Sharing, Public Folder Sharing, File Sharing Connections (you'll need to set it to 40/56 bit).

Give that a try and let me know how it goes.

Good Luck!
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04 Jan 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DWFII View Post
I have a brand new Windows 7 professional x64 system. I have just today established a wireless network between that computer and my old XP computer. The Windows 7 box has a wireless antenna and the XP box has a hardwired broadband modem that is capable of wireless. It all works fine. I can access the Internet from my wireless box through the broadband modem.

But now what I wnat to do is share files and perhaps even printers between the two computers. Can someone give me a step-by-step to get the two systems to see each other or point me to a previous thread or link. the one internet site I found...HowtoGeek.com doesn't really explain how to set up the XP end of the connection. Or perhaps I am missing something...
Have you looked at this one, it seems to have helped a lot of people Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows
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04 Jan 2010   #4

W7 Ultimate 64bit W7 Premium 64bit W7 Premium 32bit WXP Home 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by patwhatsthat View Post
Have you looked at this one, it seems to have helped a lot of people Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows
patwhatsthat: Darn, I was looking for that and thought it was here. No wonder I couldn't find it! I need to bookmark it. Thanks!
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04 Jan 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Yep, there is also a Microsoft Document out there that's also pretty good which I have locally but I can't find the link for it. I think it's actually a .doc type file. I'll keep looking.

EDIT: This is another good source document http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/d...displaylang=en
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