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File Sharing Between XP & W7

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Old August 22nd 12, 10:25 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
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I have had two desktops, installed with XP Pro, that are LAN'ed
together, and have file sharing working just fine between them.
They were created with a single user - 'administrator', with no
password. Both boot up non-stop of course, and always have.

Now I have another desktop installed with W7 Ultimate, and a laptop
installed with W7 Home, LAN'ed with the others. Both were created
with a named user (ME), without passwords.

I quickly discovered that while I could share XP folders and files on
the W7 machines, I could not do the reverse until I created a new
named user (ME) on the two XP desktops, and until I created the same
non-blank password on all four machines for that user.

Now sharing is fine. Of course, I have to login at boot on all
machines with the password, but I accept that as necessary. But, I
wonder - I found no simple way to rename 'administrator' to (ME) on
the XP desktops. I did it by creating a new user (ME) there. But
then I had to re-create all of 'administrators' settings and icons
MANUALLY on both XP desktops. This was arduous to say the least.

Was there a way that I could have executed something to 'copy' what I
needed from one user to the other? All the desktop icons? All the
display settings? All the file associations? All whatevers?
Hopefully simple?

Be gentle please.

Wo XieXie Ni
Old August 22nd 12, 08:13 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize
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Default File Sharing Between XP & W7

On Wed, 22 Aug 2012 05:05:29 -0500, Char Jackson

Actually, both XP and 7 can be configured to auto login, in case
you're interested.


I'll look at that. That at least would speed up my boots.
Know anything about the other?


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