Networking Windows® XP Using Windows® 7
Get to know more about networking Windows XP using Windows 7
The 'File and Printer Sharing' feature helps you in establishing network connection with Windows XP. As a result you will be able to share information and files with system having Windows XP as its operating system. On having permission, all the users in the network can even append the information. Though it is easy to have networking with Windows XP using Windows 7 you may sometimes come across a few problems. As a result you may not be allowed to enjoy the facility of networking between the two operating systems.
Following is information on the problems that may come while networking Windows XP with Windows 7:
- Access or Permission Denied
- Same Workgroup
- Enable File and Printer Sharing
Access or Permission Denied
Sometimes when you try to access files in a system running with Windows XP using a system having Windows 7 as operating system you might come across an access denial error. Due to this you might not be able to access systems from either side. You cannot even share the printer between two computers due to this networking problem.
It is compulsory that the system with Windows XP operating system should also be in the same workgroup. Sometimes few computers have a workgroup name by default, if the workgroup name is not same for all the computers in the network. As a result you may not be able to access Windows XP operating system that has a workgroup name other than the workgroup name of your Windows 7 operating system.
In most cases the file and printer sharing feature will be automatically installed and enabled in your system. But in some situations it may be accidentally disabled as a result you will come across the problem of unable to access Windows XP operating system. Thus you must always make sure that the file and printer sharing feature is enabled in the operating system.
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