how to network windows vista and xp

now windows vista on his way and windows xp network is already established. so few vista network problems like vista not recognizing xp on home network. Or may be you installed new microsoft vista and want to add microsoft vista to xp network or looking for help how to connect vista on network with xp.

how to connect or network windows vista and windows xp

In windows vista network setting menu is in the start bar by default and easily available for simple user and easy to configure.


In the start bar find Network option.
Then select “Networking and Sharing Centre”
Here you can configure network, manage settings for network, add Computers to Your Network and Repair Connections. This is simple compare to windows xp.

Networking between XP and Vista

Many time windows vista and windows xp in a same network but both machine are not able to see each other. Main reason is windows vista automatically takes name of network as “workgroup” and in windows xp default name is “mshome”. If you make sure that both computer have same network name.
You can change the network name in windows xp by right click on my computer
Choose property
Then select computer name option
Then at the bottom workgroup name give the name what ever you like and
Apply and then ok
You need to restart your windows xp system to apply changes.

To change network name in windows vista
Right click on my computer and then property
Systems many, select change setting
It will pop up computer name, change the workgroup name.
And apply and ok

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