Shareing folders and printers on an xp comput

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junesboast - Jan 1, 2011 at 07:05 AM
mancy Posts 124 Registration date Monday July 26, 2010 Status Member Last seen April 6, 2016 - Jan 3, 2011 at 11:25 PM
Hello,

we have a desktop conputer running windows xp with a usb printer conected to it. The computor is connected to a wireless/router/modem
we have a Hp laptop running windows 7, connected wirelessly to the network. We can get onto the internet with all computors, but we want to share files and printer which are connected to the Xp computor over the network. but we cannot see the xp on the network or laptop.
How can we get the laptop to share the files/printer with each other.
we have put share printer/files on the desktop computor but to no avail, it is not been recognised by the laptop. There is no sign of the xp system on the network, and we cannot see anything of the folders from the laptop on the xp
please help we are pulling our hair out

june
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jack4rall Posts 6428 Registration date Sunday June 6, 2010 Status Moderator Last seen July 16, 2020
Jan 1, 2011 at 12:12 PM
Hello,

Try this 1

Check the "Workgroup"

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

In "Windows XP" :

Click on Start --> Run --> Type sysdm.cpl and press Enter.

"System Properties" window will be opened.

Click on "Computer Name" tab. Check the "Workgroup:".

To change it, click on "Change" button --> Now change the Workgroup name -->

Click on OK and restart your computer.

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.

Click on OK and restart your computer.

Good Luck.
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mancy Posts 124 Registration date Monday July 26, 2010 Status Member Last seen April 6, 2016 94
Jan 3, 2011 at 11:25 PM
To set up printer sharing in your home network, you need to configure printer options in the control panel of Windows XP Operating System.

You could get a menu while right clicking the printer icon in the Control Panel.

From this, you need to select the sharing option. You also need to make sure that you have enabled printer sharing option in the network card properties.

To connect a printer in the network you need to set an IP address for your printer.

If you have any troubles with printing with your printer in the network it might due to the errors in the network.

So, you need to make sure the network connection.

https://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/windows/en-US/6b337a96-a077-4af1-a1a1-e3ced3c45067/network-printer-not-printing-via-tcpip?forum=w7itpronetworking
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