This is very easy with different Microsoft operating systems to network just by clicking the button. And it’s so simple in windows7 with the Home group feature.Communication in between are not an easy task. So in this article we will cover that how you can share data and files between these three versions.Sharing Between Windows 7 and XP.The important thing is to share the files between window7 and XP. For the sharing you need to check that both of the systems should be at the same workgroup and set the correct settings for sharing and network discovery is enabled on windows 7. Here the problem rise which is to find the printer drivers for both versions of the windows.
Map a Network Drive.You can share the data between XP and windows 7 with mapping a network drive. We can understand it with an example that if you do not want to share printer and just you want to share the drive so you will map XP drive to Window 7. This is difficult process but it will work better. The important part is to make the right local user. After doing this you can share the contents of an XP drive to your Windows 7 computer.Sharing between Vista and Windows 7If you want to shares the files and printer between Vista and Window 7 system then we have do few steps. Although this process is easy than sharing between XP and windows 7. In the windows 7 the Home group is not compatible with vista. Now its depend on printers because in the vista and window7 they locate the drivers automatically.Sharing between Vista and XPDue to the new structure of the Vista many complications arise like hardware requirements were intensive sharing were difficult and drivers were not ready. You just need of Vista Public folder for sharing if you are not using password protectionAnd this sharing process is so simple. If you are using password protection then that is difficult to do. Our basic requirement is to share and add the user to windows XP. Now we will tell you more about it.
Sharing Between Windows 7 with Home group:We have told you further that with the Home group you can easily share files and devices in between. You just need to create the Home group on one machine and join the others with it. The interesting thing of window7 is that if you do not want to make it the part of Home group even than you can shares the files with the help of Public folder like printers etc.Windows Home Server:Window Home Server is use for the centralized location of your shared files that can be access at one point in the home network rather than operating system. With this great utility you can access your shared files and data in one place like digital media files and also this server has ability for other system to access these shared files. It also provides the ability for back up for all your systems.
ConclusionIf you want to share the data and files between home networks then you can do it through this article. The main problem is printer for use for different type of OS because different type of printers available and windows do not allow installing them automatically so this can be solve by this article.
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