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Networking XP Prof & Win 7 Home Prem

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#1 tman12235


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Posted 10 May 2010 - 09:27 PM


I have recently purchased a new computer with Windows 7 Home Premium. My existing computer runs Microsoft XP Professional. I tried using the networking and sharing wizard in Win 7 and networking application in Win XP to set my network. Unfortunately, neither worked. Can anyone provide directions or know if I can network my computers?



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#2 strolln


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Posted 10 May 2010 - 09:39 PM

You need to make sure that both computers belong to the same Workgroup, that sharing is turned on and that the specific folders you want to access are shared.
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Posted 10 May 2010 - 09:48 PM

also by default windows 7 requires you to use a password for all computers on the network or it will not connect (like mac). there is a check box somewhere that will not require password protection. i don't have a windows 7 machine here to find it for you but if you google it you will find it.

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