How do I setup my laptop (XP) to be able to access my drives on my home desktop computer (Vista)?

Question by Carl G: How do I setup my laptop (XP) to be able to access my drives on my home desktop computer (Vista)?
How do I setup my laptop (XP) to be able to access my drives on my home desktop computer (Vista)? Both are connected to my home Wireless router. I do not need complete details, but I dont know where to start. Do I setup a home network? I tried that but I didnt get anywhere. Thanks for any hep….

Best answer:

Answer by cyberdoc
Yes, you have to get both computers networked. You have to have a user id and password with admin powers on both computers. Blank passwords don’t work. Use your XP to network. Open networking, add a new connection.
Once both computers are connected through ‘Work Group’ , you can use ‘Sharing’ to access the computer’s drives/folders.

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