Windows® 7 Workgroup in Windows® XP
Get to know more about Windows 7 Workgroup in Windows XP
Windows has always been the operating system that is most widely used. Work groups are the most commonly found requirement in any place where more than two systems are being used. Along with the commonly found requirement there is also the issue that takes place when two different operating systems are being used.
Here is more on Windows 7 workgroup in Windows XP:
- What is Workgroup?
- How to Check Workgroup in XP?
- Issues in Windows 7 and Windows XP
What is Workgroup?
A work group is a combination of computers, typically personal computers and associated file servers that are connected through a LAN connection for the department computing and communication purposes. All the systems in the work group need not have the same operating system or the same operating system software. It is a combination of several operating systems coming together to create a work group. Work group is mostly found in a corporate atmosphere where sharing data or sharing files is a common necessity. At times the versions of the software may differ, at times the operating system itself may differ, for example Windows itself has so many different versions such as Windows XP, Windows Vista and Windows 7. There are several issues that arise when multiple systems are utilized in the same work group. These issues are very large especially when using Windows XP and Windows in the same group. Identification of the network itself is a little different in each of the systems and it is important to do so.
How to Check Workgroup in XP?
The process of checking work group in XP is fairly simple. The first step is to open 'Control panel' from the 'Start' menu. After that double-click on the system icon. After that open the system properties window and click on the computer name tab. After that there will be a tab that shows details about the computer's description along with the game and work group. If the process is done correctly then simply click 'Cancel' for closing the window and exit 'Control panel'. When all the networked computers are in the same work group sharing resources like printers and fax machines, drive space and CD/DVDs shall not be a problem.
A typical issue is when there are two PCs; one is Windows 7 and the other is Windows XP. They are connected through a workgroup on both systems and have shared folders. Yet the problem is when Windows XP is unable to access the shared folder of Windows 7 computer. This is a common problem. The process begins with clicking the 'Start' button and typing "CMD" in the 'Start search' box. After that right click 'CMD' in the programs list and run as the administrator. After that type "net use" and press 'Enter'. After that click 'Enter' on the top left icon. Then once again click on the icon on the top left part of the window and click 'Edit' followed by select all. Finally press the 'Enter' key again. Paste the content into the reply by pressing 'CTRL and V' on the keyboard at the same time.
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