I have two Windows 7 computers, a desktop and a laptop, that belong to our home network. We used the Homegroup wizard to set it up. We want to add an old XP laptop to the network but can’t figure out how. Can you help?
The homegroup is a new feature in Windows 7 designed to make it easy to share information on a home network. However, only computers running Windows 7 can join a homegroup. If you want to join XP (or Vista) computers to the network, you’ll need to create a workgroup instead. All the computers on the network will need to have the same workgroup name configured so they can “find” each other.
This step by step tutorial shows you how to set up a home network and join Windows 7, Vista and XP computers to it.