I have both XP and Win 7 on one system...with Win 7 on a different desktop. The XP on System 1 is in a home network with the system reflecting Win 7 alone.
The way that I did it...I set up a workgroup on the XP system, following the follow-the-dots procedure in XP.for setting up a workgroup on XP. Then I went to the Win 7 system and simply had it join the existing XP workgroup. I use no passwords and give each system full access to each other. Note: a workgroup is NOT the Win 7 homegroup. There is no need at all to even think of the Win 7 homegroup procedures.
Remember that you must select the drives which you want shared...before the workgroup will function
Edited by hamluis, 13 June 2018 - 11:15 AM.