Networking with Existing Windows XP Network

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by RetTxCop, May 11, 2006.

  1. RetTxCop

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    Can someone tell me how to setup a network with an existing Windows XP Pro
    network? Vista will set up a network but it will not let me access my
    existing network (i.e Vista sets up a network called "Workgroup" but will
    not let me access the network named "MSHOME").

    RetTxCop, May 11, 2006
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  2. Open Control Panel (click Classic View) > System > under "Computer Name,
    Domain, and Workgroup Settings > click "Change settings" link > click
    "Computer Name" (tab) > click the "Change..." button > under Workgroup: type
    in MSHOME > OK > OK. Restart your system. Also, you might want to make sure
    your Computer name is unique on the network.
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    Andre Da Costa [Extended64], May 11, 2006
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  3. It's no different than adding a computer running XP to your existing
    network. Right-click My Computer, select Properties, then select Network.
    Select Network ID, then Change. You *only* need to change the name of your
    workgroup to match the existing XP workgroup you want to join. The computer
    name should NOT be the same one that computer (if you dual-boot) uses when
    running Windows XP. I'm in the same situation (broadband cable modem behind
    a router, dual-booting XP and Vista 5381).

    Christopher L. Estep
    Christopher L. Estep, May 16, 2006
  4. This can be changed on the System Control Panel "page".
    Jeffrey Randow (MVP), May 26, 2006
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