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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, Roy
    OS Dual Boot Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit & Windows 7 Pro With SP1 64 bit. (Intel Core i7 7700 Kaby Lake Processor -Asus B150 Pro (LGA1151) Motherboard-GTX550 Ti DirectCU Graphics Card-Memory 16 GB DDR4)

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    See: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ons-of-Windows
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    http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windo...dows-7-and-xp/

    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.

    Jerry

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