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    Wesley
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    Peer-to-peer network

    Hi, I have connected two Pc's (Windows XP RC1 733 MHz Pentium III Pc and a Windows 95 Pentium I 90 MHz Pc). I successfully did that, but I can't seem to open any word or Excel files from the Windows 95 Pc on my XP machine, nore can I play some DOS games (which were originally installed on the W 95 Pc).Is there a work around for this?

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    Re: Peer-to-peer network

    You have installed Word, Excel and these DOS games onto the XP machine?

    Can you see the files listed on the Win95 machine from the Win XP machine?

    Is this net work connected with the use of a hub/router or a twisted pair type of cable?

    Is the sharing turned on on BOTH machines?

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Peer-to-peer network

    Wesley, although Networking allows you to share files between 2 machines and in some cases play games across the network, it doesn't necessarily mean that programs can be run across the network. In other words if word is installed on the W95 machine it won't run on the XP machine unless installed there as well. Similarly the dos games won't run on the second machine. They have to be installed on the XP machine to run. Some games can run across the network as I mentioned above but they have to be installed on both machines. Hope this helps clarify things. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Peer-to-peer network

    I have installed the Office 2000 on both machines, and surprisingly I can open Word documents, if I first open Word and then look for the file to open. On my Win 95 machine I can open by simply clicking the icon. Concerning the DOS games, I have also installed them on both pc's, but I don't think it is going to work because I switched on the compatibility mode in XP, it goes back to Win95, but with no succes...

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    Re: Peer-to-peer network

    Just in case, have you turned on sharing? Have you "shared" the folders you are trying to access? Are you using the same share scheme on both machines? (i.e. file level or user level?)

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