Win7 and XP Mshome network inquiry [Closed]

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Hello,

I was able to see the XP network due to the great tips on the forum esp the changing the encryption however iIstill have a dilemna...sort of!!

I now have my normal XP MSHome network with 5 boxes still okay but a new network I see in my Xp boxes called.. 'Unknown'.

The win7 laptop is there okay and it seems I can access everything however I wondered whether I need to include it in the same named 'MSHome' XP network.

The Win7 laptop also sees the XP boxes okay.

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Hello,

If you want all the PC's on the same network then "Workgroup" must be same.

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If you want to share files between all PCs, all the PCs should be on same workgroup "MSHome", after that you just need to enable file sharing to share files. Give unique computer name to each PC too.

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Thank you guys..

Trouble is the network on the Win7 laptopo somewhow is already called 'Workgroup, whilst the XP boxes are 'MsHome'. I cam see all from both sides.

On the tree it shows..

Microsoft Windows Network
MsHome
-- all xp boxes
WorkGroup
--Win7 laptop only

I can't see how I actually change this to add it to the MsHome group.

It is Win7 Home Premium

Any help there..?

Thanks again,

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Hello,
Try this 1.
If you are looking to add Windows 7 to MsHome then in Windows 7
Click on Start --> In search box, type sysdm.cpl and press Enter.
"System Properties" window will be opened. In "Computer Name" tab --> Click on "Change" button -->Now change the Workgroup name from default name "Workgroup" to MsHome -->
Click on OK and restart your computer.
Good Luck.
Perfect !!!