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File Sharing: Printers & Files in XP and Vista

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About this Lesson

  • Type: Video Tutorial
  • Length: 5:20
  • Media: Video/mp4
  • Use: Watch Online & Download
  • Access Period: 360 Days
  • Download: MP4 (iPod compatible)
  • Size: 51 MB
  • Posted: 03/16/2009

This lesson is part of the following series:

PC Network - Install, Connect, Configure, Share (16 lessons, $19.80)
PC Network - File & Printer Sharing (5 lessons, $7.92)

In this lesson, we show two computers: one running XP and the other Vista. They are both new installs so the settings we change are the default ones you would see if you never touched the networking and sharing settings. We set the computer and workgroup name, check the networking protocols, enable file and printer sharing in both XP and Vista. Then we share a few folders and printers on each computer.

This video is part of a broader set of videos that cover all aspects of home network setup and configuration. This particular lesson comes from section 4, which covers setup of Printer and File Sharing. Other sections include lessons that cover the topics of Networking Hardware Selection, Networking Hardware Installation, Home Networking Configuration and Connecting PCs and Laptops to the Home Network.

The lessons in this section are:
Disabling Firewalls - www.mindbites.com/lesson/1798
Configuring Windows Networking - www.mindbites.com/lesson/1799
Printer Sharing - XP & Vista - This Lesson
Real World Sharing - www.mindbites.com/lesson/1786
Connecting to Shares - www.mindbites.com/lesson/1785

About this Author

Michael Cooper
Michael Cooper
68 lessons
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Hello everyone my name is Michael Cooper & I have been in the computer industry for over 15 years. For the past 8 years I have been making instructional videos showing the average computer user how to build their own computer. I am A+ Certified and a member of the Better Business Bureau.

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Recent Reviews

Nopic_gry
Sharing Files from Vista to XP
11/02/2009
~ John29

In my case it was Windows 7 to XP, but it is so similar that your excellent lesson works just as well as with Vista. Before the lesson, I was able to see the XP computer from the Windows 7 computer, but not vice-versa. Now I can read and write in both directions. Well done for a very detailed and clear description, and a good quality video - I could read everything easily.

Nopic_gry
Sharing Files from Vista to XP
11/02/2009
~ John29

In my case it was Windows 7 to XP, but it is so similar that your excellent lesson works just as well as with Vista. Before the lesson, I was able to see the XP computer from the Windows 7 computer, but not vice-versa. Now I can read and write in both directions. Well done for a very detailed and clear description, and a good quality video - I could read everything easily.

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