Are you running into issues on your home network to get these three versions of Windows in sync with each other?
When you combine three very different operating systems you are bound to have some hiccups but there is info out there to help you get it working like you want it to. Well here are three of the best resources I know about for working your home network between these OS’s.
The first resource is about sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows:
- Prepare your computers that are running Windows 7
- Prepare your computers that are running Windows Vista
- Prepare your computers that are running Windows XP
- Share your files and printers
- Access the shared files and printers
You can read all the steps at Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows
The next resource provides steps on how to network different versions of Windows with each other:
- If all computers on your home network are running Windows 7, create a HomeGroup
- If your network contains computers running different versions of Windows, put all computers in the same workgroup
- Set the network location to Home or Work
- Make sure your firewall allows file and printer sharing
- Turn on additional file and printer sharing options
- Consider using password-protected sharing
- To share a file or folder
- Using the network map
Read all the details at Networking home computers running different versions of Windows
The final resource is one of my favorite sites – The How To Geek – Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP. This post has great screenshots to help walk you through the process.
Let us know in the comments about your success and/or challenges so the community can assist.