Setup home network on Vista

  Ollyolly 09:42 17 May 2009

XP Desktop XP laptop connect to the internet and can see each other. Vista laptop can connect to the internet.
How do I set up the Vista laptop? I used Network Setup Wizard in XP. I can only find Network & Sharing Centre in Vista and none of its options seem to make sense.

  micktrish 09:56 17 May 2009

You need to go to Microsoft site
click here

download and install on your xp machines and reboot
this will enable your vista pc to recognise your xp ones.

should be simple from then on

go to share file properties, share then file security change permissions and away you go.

  Ollyolly 10:25 17 May 2009

Thanks for your input micktrish.
I've had a quick look at what you suggest and at the moment it's not what I'm looking for.
At present I can't see on the Vista laptop where I actually start to enable a connection of it to the other PCs in the household.

  micktrish 11:00 17 May 2009

read this i found it most informative
click here

  Ollyolly 15:00 17 May 2009

Wow! lots to read micktrish.
I'll go through it carefully and let you know how I get on.
Thanks for your time.

  Woolwell 15:43 17 May 2009

You will need to make sure that the XP machines and the Vista machine have the same workgroup name. This may help
click here

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