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How can I set up a network between XP and Windows 7?

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  • Hello,

    Recently I installed Windows 7 on 1 of my 2 computers.
    The other one is a windows XP, this one is Windows 7.

    Before I installed Windows 7, I had two computers with XP.
    A network between te 2 computers was created succesfully.

    But since I have installed Windows 7, after formatting one pc, i can not create a network from XP to W7.

    Because i'm new to Windows 7 I cannot figure out how to set up a network.

    So I want to set up a network between Windows 7 and XP, trough a HUB.
    No router involved, just a HUB.

    Can anyone explain me how to set up such a network. And cause i'm a noob with WIndows 7, please explain it detailed ;)

    (sorry about my english, but i'm dutch, so sometimes I don't know very well how to explain)

    Thank you very much,
    den_hippie

    EDIT:
    The XP can't find the Windows 7 computer, and Windows 7 can't find the XP computer.

    Maybe someone can tell me from the beginning how I set up a network...
    I don't know if I did it the right way and I don't know either what i did ;)
    Wednesday, February 18, 2009 1:03 PM

Answers

  • You want to choose the option to use a "Work networK" in the Network and Sharing Center of the Wiin7 machine.
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    Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP
    Wednesday, March 11, 2009 2:54 PM
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  • Can anyone help me please?
    Wednesday, February 18, 2009 1:20 PM
  • Wednesday, February 18, 2009 1:42 PM
  • Ok, thanks, will try that!
    Wednesday, February 18, 2009 1:45 PM
  • This doesn't seem to work..

    Can someone explain me step by step what to do to transfer files from XP to WIndows7 and reversed?

    Please help me out...
    Wednesday, February 18, 2009 4:41 PM
  • Go to Start Menu > Help and Support.

    Make sure your Help and support is selected for "Offline Help", in the bottom right hand corner.

    In the search box please type: Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

    The #1 Result is the one you will want to click on

    I believe the information contained in that help file will give you what you need. (It was far too much to copy and past into the thread)

    Hopefully that will help you.
    Friday, February 20, 2009 10:28 PM
  • Turn on file sharing on both XP and Windows 7.
    In my computer using Windows 7 use map network drive to find the XP files.
    That one was easy.
    My XP do not want to fine Windows 7.
    I right clicked my hard drive in Windows 7 and went to properties and hit security.
    In security hit Edit and add Everyone.
    Allow Everyone permissions to everything.
    Now on the XP I right clicked my computer and hit network map drive.
    I' now seeing all six of my drives on Windows 7 and can use 2 of my DVD burner on my Windows 7 computer
    Hope this helps
    Sunday, February 22, 2009 8:24 PM
  • I'm sorry, but can you tell me how to allow file sharing on both computers?
    And, maybe explain step by step how to setup a network?

    Cause it doesn't seem to work ;)

    Greetzzz
    Monday, February 23, 2009 6:07 PM
  • You want to choose the option to use a "Work networK" in the Network and Sharing Center of the Wiin7 machine.
    Rating posts helps other users
    Mark L. Ferguson MS-MVP
    Wednesday, March 11, 2009 2:54 PM
    Moderator