Windows 10: accessing desktopwinxp from win10laptop

  1.    27 Aug 2015 #1

    accessing desktopwinxp from win10laptop


    Without allowing desktop winxp to get online? I already have workgroup named and set up on both computers but not sure how to network them to share and also to keep xp offline and not wreck my existing wifi connection with laptop.
    Please remember I am not a tech speaking person so has to be simple talk. My goal is to straighten out winxp and then load win7 dvd I already have and then hopefully get free win10 to download after all that.
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  2.    27 Aug 2015 #2

    maureen said: View Post
    Without allowing desktop winxp to get online? I already have workgroup named and set up on both computers but not sure how to network them to share and also to keep xp offline and not wreck my existing wifi connection with laptop.
    Please remember I am not a tech speaking person so has to be simple talk. My goal is to straighten out winxp and then load win7 dvd I already have and then hopefully get free win10 to download after all that.
    Just to be sure of your goal. You want to be able to share files between the xp computer and the eventual Windows 10 laptop in a network, but you don't want the xp computer to have internet access?
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  3.    28 Aug 2015 #3

    Redone question> I have a laptop with win10 using a wifi router hooked into dsl modem and then I have desktop with xp with no wifi and offline. dsl modem only has 1 ethernet plugin which wifi router is using. Would like to join the desktop to my 'workgroup' on laptop have set up already. So can share files between 2 computers. I already renamed the workgroup on winxp to same as it is on laptop win10 so now trying to figure out how to do rest? I don't have money to buy more equipment but do have extra Ethernet cords if needed.
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  4.    28 Aug 2015 #4

    maureen said: View Post
    Redone question> I have a laptop with win10 using a wifi router hooked into dsl modem and then I have desktop with xp with no wifi and offline. dsl modem only has 1 ethernet plugin which wifi router is using. Would like to join the desktop to my 'workgroup' on laptop have set up already. So can share files between 2 computers. I already renamed the workgroup on winxp to same as it is on laptop win10 so now trying to figure out how to do rest? I don't have money to buy more equipment but do have extra Ethernet cords if needed.
    You should have enough to set up a basic network assuming the xp computer has an Ethernet card. The cable from the dsl modem should go into the port on the wifi router usually labelled WAN or Internet. Assuming the windows 10 laptop is going to be on wifi, plug an Ethernet cable into the Ethernet port of the win xp computer and the other end of the Ethernet cable into one of the ports of the wifi router labelled 1,2,3,4 (I'm assuming there's 4 ports on the router). You should have Internet on the XP computer (assuming the XP computer is running with the default network card settings). Open the browser and see if you have Internet.
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