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    xp home edtion with xp pro

    hi to all
    can someone help with this please. how to network my xp home edtion laptop with my xp pro desktop computer

    thanks

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    You need to create what's known as a Workgroup. You can then share printers and files between both computers.

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    my both computer are on workgroup name is 2mshome" I have a desktop with XP home Edition and a laptop with XP Pro. The diagram below describes my network connection.

    Internet<-->DSL modem<-->Hub<-->XP Home Edition
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    Access Point Router
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    XP Pro
    Either one of my computer can see each other.
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    What do you want to share between both computers?

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    my printer

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    I thought you couldn't do this with XP home, only XP pro?

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    I thought you couldn't do this with XP home, only XP pro?
    That's incorrect, you can join a workgroup in XP Home and share files and printers.

    With XP Pro you can join a workgroup or a domain.

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    Only limitations on a workgroup are the maximum of 5 connections for an xp home and 10 for pro.

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