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Sharing Windows 7, Vista and XP

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  • Started 4 years ago by leok
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leok
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The article "Share files and printers between Windows 7 and XP" on this site, though impressive and promising to solve
my problem, has turned out to have feet of clay. The article's recommendations relate to Windows 7 x64 RC1, from which
Windows 7 Professional and Ultimate apparently sprung (?).

I have Windows 7 Home Premium, which, as with Vista Basic and XP Home, has limited or no workgroup capabilities. I also
have a machine with Vista Basic and one with XP Professional, to which a printer is attached. I am trying to share files and
the printer, but following the instructions in the article has not succeeded in enabling sharing.

My question is: are the limited versions of Windows 7 and Vista which I have, capable of the sharing I want? Or are they so
crippled deliberately that there's no chance of the sharing's being possible, unless I upgrade to the full versions?

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raphoenix
raphoenix
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leok,
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General advice for all.
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If one has the means, Never purchase Home or Starter editions of any MS Software.
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One will just end up purchasing another Full Featured Edition later on.
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The same goes for machines with built-in restore editions on a HD partition.
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If one has the means, go ahead and purchase a Full Installation DVD Edition because sooner or later one will need that also for machine repairs.
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Regards,
Rick P.

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