How to network various Windows versions

Kathleen Atkins

Lounge member TerobitTony wants all his PCs to share all their files. But it’s a trick to get one Windows 8, two Windows 7, and two Windows XP machines to all recognize one another.

So he asked Lounge members to advise him. Check out what they told him in the Networking forum.

The following links are this week’s most interesting Lounge threads, including several new questions for which you might have answers:

Office Applications    
General Productivity Dual-boot PC and legal MS Office install
Word Processing Margins and printable-area problem
Spreadsheets SUMPRODUCT problem
Databases Help with formula
Presentation Apps Updating multiple Excel links in PowerPoint
Visual Basic for Apps Word 2007 throwing errors on pasting Word.Chart
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Microsoft Outlook Getting Outlook to work with Samsung Galaxy
Non-Outlook E-mail Want to complain to Google about new Gmail
Other MS Apps What has MS done to Live Calendar and why?
Windows
General Windows Right-click crashes Windows Explorer
Windows 8 Problem with email and Win8
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Windows 7 USB devices in VMware player
  How to get Microsoft Money back
  How to boot from flash drive on HP ProBook
Windows Vista Windows Mail problems: Address book (Contacts)
Windows XP Backing up the entire XP Pro system state
Internet/Connectivity
Internet Explorer “Only secure content” error in IE 9
Third-Party Browsers How to remove unwanted search engine
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Networking Home-network problem: Error code 0x80070035
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Social Media Preventing Google from tracking my searches
Other Technologies
Non-Microsoft OSes Former WinXP, now Ubuntu 12.04 user: How to handle tar.gz file?
Security & Scams Windows Defender Offline not working
Maintenance True Image stopped backing up
Hardware Mobile device to help phone find Wi-Fi?
Graphics/Multimedia Instant Video PCI: What to use for editing?
Other Applications Google Earth displays as wireframe, not with contours or water

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starred posts: particularly useful

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Kathleen Atkins

About Kathleen Atkins

Kathleen Atkins is the Windows Secrets associate editor. She's also a freelance writer, editor, and photographer. Prior to joining Windows Secrets, she worked at Microsoft Press.