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Windows 7: How to network share with home PC running XP?

03 Jun 2010   #11
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
FYI: You don't need to be in the same workgroup to be able to share... Workgroups to computers are like folders to files. You just need to make sure that the security options are OK, passwords OK, and the machines can ping each other...

zzz2496
This is true in the case of Homegroup sharing but far as I know is required for a mixed OP system network. It's mentioned in just about every workgroup set up tutorial as a requirement and not an option. So unless you want to go through the hassle of mapping everything out the old fashioned way using a common workgroup name is required.

Using a common workgroup name also worked for me on every occasion when I was using a mixed Op system network so to me it's easier than having to map everything out using IP's and User names.


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03 Jun 2010   #12
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by zzz2496 View Post
FYI: You don't need to be in the same workgroup to be able to share... Workgroups to computers are like folders to files. You just need to make sure that the security options are OK, passwords OK, and the machines can ping each other...

zzz2496
This is true in the case of Homegroup sharing but far as I know is required for a mixed OP system network. It's mentioned in just about every workgroup set up tutorial as a requirement and not an option. So unless you want to go through the hassle of mapping everything out the old fashioned way using a common workgroup name is required.

Using a common workgroup name also worked for me on every occasion when I was using a mixed Op system network so to me it's easier than having to map everything out using IP's and User names.
Agreed for those who use "Network" pane in explorer, I OTOH use direct IP address or FQDN DNS name (I always have proper DNS server in my network, WINS is never worked for me ), by that I don't need same workgroup name, it's somewhat "pointless" for my setup

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03 Jun 2010   #13
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Yes but for simplicity for the masses it makes things a bit easier to set up I would say because it uses a simple GUI which is easier for most to understand.

Good point that it can be done by mapping, when setting up a server it's about the only option, but that is about the change.

I can't wait to try out the newest Windows server software because unlike all previous Windows servers it can actually work with Homegroups using a simple GUI with pretty pictures and all that stuff.
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03 Jun 2010   #14
zzz2496

Windows7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Yes but for simplicity for the masses it makes things a bit easier to set up I would say because it uses a simple GUI which is easier for most to understand.

Good point that it can be done by mapping, when setting up a server it's about the only option, but that is about the change.

I can't wait to try out the newest Windows server software because unlike all previous Windows servers it can actually work with Homegroups using a simple GUI with pretty pictures and all that stuff.
Ahahaha, yeah... I hope so too But then again, I'm too informed to pay for a server solution that doesn't really work the way I want it to...

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