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Windows 8 HomeGroup networking


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#1 cmptrgy

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Posted 02 April 2013 - 10:20 AM

I just read an article that Win7 & Win8 use HomeGroup

--- Will it be possible to network 2 XP Pro & 2 Vista Home Premium computers using WorkGroup with Win8 computers using HomeGroup?

--- I'd like to believe it should be easy enough to change the XP and Vista computers to HomeGroup but will there be any "gotchas" involved? 

 

I volunteer at a non-profit organization that have 2 XP Pro & 2 Vista Home Premium computers and they work fine being networked with WorkGroup with sharing a couple of printers and many of their files

--- However I want to phase out their XP computers and phase in Win8 computers before the XP computers lose Microsoft support next April, but they are hesitant to buy more than one computer at a time because of the learning curve



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Posted 08 April 2013 - 05:48 PM

This is very possible just make sure all the PC's are in the same "WORKGROUP". The Gotchas are you will need to have the same user account information on the XP Machines and the newer ones or use the "EVERYONE" group in the the sharing center. 


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Posted 09 April 2013 - 06:39 AM

Thank you for that information. I will put that in my notes so when they get to buy their new computer, I'll have a good heads up on what to do



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Posted 12 April 2013 - 06:19 PM

You are Welcome.  :thumbup2:
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