Simple File/Printer Sharing Between XP/W7

On the PC running Windows 7, click the start button.

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Navigate to Control Panel.

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The Control Panel will open.

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View the Control Panel items by small icons.

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Click ‘Administrative Tools.’

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Click ‘Local Security Policy.’

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In the left-hand pane, click ‘Local Policies’, then ‘Security Options.’

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On the right-hand side, scroll down to ‘Network Access: Sharing and Security Model for Local Accounts’.

Double click this item.

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In this menu, select ‘Classic – local users authenticate as themselves’ from the drop-down.

Click ‘Apply’, then click ‘OK’.

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On the XP machine, click START. Click RUN. Type ” followed by the Windows 7 computer name. (Find this by right-clicking ‘My Computer’ and clicking ‘Properties.’) Press Enter.

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You will now see a list of shared files and printers on the Windows 7 machine.

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