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Connecting XP computer to vista computer on network


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#1 Moe_P

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Posted 10 July 2014 - 08:19 PM

Compaq presario running vista home premium 64 bit, I have this machine networked with my XP home machine and I can connect to it fine but if try to connect to this machine from the XP I get a window asking for username and password, I do not have a password set up, I am the only user and when I boot up it goes right to my desktop, how can I stop that window from popping up so I see this machine.

 

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 11:32 AM

 XP and versions of Windows that came along after it have different methods of network discovery, making it difficult to network between them and XP.  I used to use Netowrk Magic, but I don't know if it's still available since the company that originally had it was bought out by Cisco which then discontinued it.   :dance:  Anyway XP has been unsupported since 4/8/14, so It's probably best to just either upgrade that XP computer to Windows 7 or 8 or go to Linux.

 I've used the Mint, Ubuntu, and Puppy versions of Linux and found them to work well.  They have user interfaces similar to Windows and will network with Windows computers.  Ubuntu is the most popular of the 3, but I like Mint best because it's the most like Windows and comes loaded with a good bit of software.  You can download the ISO for it here: http://linuxmint.com/download.php and burn it to a DVD then boot from the DVD and be up and running in 3 minutes in trial mode without having to install anything to your hard drive.

 

Good luck.


Edited by wpgwpg, 11 July 2014 - 01:54 PM.

Everyone with a computer should back his system up to an external hard drive regularly.  :thumbsup:

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Posted 11 July 2014 - 01:43 PM

Thank you for the reply, will check it out.


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