home workgroup problem

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  1. chitafito

    chitafito New Member

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    I've established home workgroup with desktop that runs win7 and laptop on xp. I cannot open the laptop icon on the desktop: the icon on "networks" won't open: it gives error message. How can I open the laptop on the desktop? Is there an internet guide to connect computers that runs win7 with xp?
     
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    chitafito New Member

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    Thank you very much. I made the home workgroup. the problem is that the laptop does not always open on the desktop that runs win7, and sometimes the laptop icon does not apper on "networks". what can I do?
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    Homegroup only works with Windows 7 computers and is not (fully) compatible with XP.

    Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP :: the How-To Geek

    If it shouldn't work, maybe try this way:

    1. Windows 7 > Start > Control Panel > Network and Sharing Center > View your active networks > Home network that you have set up
    2. In the next window, choose "Work network" to switch from a homegroup to a workgroup so your two pcs can communicate with each other
    3. Assign the same workgroup name to both PCs and share their folders in windows explorer
     

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