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(Solved) - Win 7 and XP file sharing

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  • Started 4 years ago by mancow911
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mancow911
mancow911
Posts: 8

Can anyone answer a quick question for me?

Question: Will file sharing (networking) with a XP Home desktop work
with ANY VERSION of Win 7 ???

I had heard that in order to share files, printers ect... with my 2 other
XP machines, one a laptop and one a wired desktop, I would have to get
Win 7 Pro or Plat because Win 7 Premium would not work... THANK YOU!!!

Posted 4 years ago
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ProstheticHead
ProstheticHead
Posts: 3281

I think that applies to remote desktop, but you should be fine sharing files between any version.

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ispalten
ispalten
Posts: 6259

I'm sharing between W7 Home Prem. and XP Home without problems. You do need to get XP's LLTD from MS though.

Irv S.

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mancow911
mancow911
Posts: 8

What is LLTD?

My Vista laptop, XP laptop and XP desktop are
all sharing fine right now.

Will I need it just for Win 7 which is going on
the Vista laptop???

THANK YOU GUYS SO MUCH FOR YOUR TIME !!!!!!

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ispalten
ispalten
Posts: 6259

It is needed on XP systems to allow the Network Map to work on Vista.

Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder

Overview
This package contains the Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) responder. The network map on a computer running Windows Vista shows a graphical view of the computers and devices on your network and how they are connected by using the LLTD protocol. The LLTD responder must be installed on a computer running Windows XP before it can be detected and appear on the network map.

You can get it HERE.

Irv S.

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mancow911
mancow911
Posts: 8

Thank You all very much.

I think I have things pretty much
figured out thanks to your help!!

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