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Thread: Networking Win 7,8 & XP Home
2012-10-29, 12:36 #1
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Networking Win 7,8 & XP Home
There are 3 machines on my network (I don't use Home Group), my friend's XP Home laptop, her Win 7 Pro desktop and my Win 7 Pro desktop. Her machines are 32 bit, mine is 64 bit.
I have just installed Win 8 Pro on my desktop. How do I set up networking this with the other 2 machines without using Home Group. (I know you can't use Home Group to network with XP machines anyway).
One related point-whenever I check Services on my desktop machine the Computer Browser service is off, although it is set to Automatic. How can I correct this?
Advice would be appreciated.
Thanks and regards, RoyOS Dual Boot Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit & Windows 7 Pro With SP1 64 bit. (Intel Core i7 2600K Processor LGA1155-Asus P867 Pro Motherboard-GTX550 Ti DirectCU Graphics Card-Memory 8GB)
2012-10-29, 13:26 #2
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The windows 7 instuctions should work for Windows 8. You can also enable Home Group between the Window 7/Windows 8 computers withou impacting XP networking.