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HELP!! Win 10 HOMEGROUP v. Win XP WORKGROUP

Does anyone know a simple way to make Win 10 play nice & actually communicate, share files (In both directions), etc. with my existing Win XP Workgroup without having to reinvent the wheel? It seems there are almost no similarities! I'd rather trash the notebook I bought to learn Win 10 than get rid of 5 XP machines! Have I mentioned that I DESPISE Win 10?

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There are many tutorials on this.
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It IS Possible To Assign The Same Workgroup In Windows 10

I'm using Windows 10 Pro here, but yours should work the same. If you've got a bunch of computers, all on the same workgroup, do the same for Windows 10. It's not a requirement to use "Homegroup".

In addition, when sharing out all files, folders, and printers on the various computers, it's best to create an admin user on ALL of the computers with EXACTLY the same username and password, login to all those computers with that same admin username, then create the workgroup and share out things.

To create a workgroup on Windows 10, Open the Control Panel, then "System", then select "Advanced System Settings", then select the "Computer Name" tab. Once there, click on the "Change" button to "Rename the computer or change it's domain or workgroup". At the next page, place a dot/tick next to "Workgroup" and type in the workgroup name, then click on OK. It should now be connected to the same workgroup as your XP machines.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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