Windows 7 & HomeGroup: Sharing with Windows XP, Windows Vista, and other operating systems

Learn how to share homegroup content with computers running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or other operating systems.
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    File Name:

    Windows 7 and HomeGroup Downlevel Sharing.xps

    Windows 7 and HomeGroup Downlevel Sharing.doc

    Windows 7 and HomeGroup Downlevel Sharing.docx

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    6.9 MB

    12.8 MB

    3.6 MB

      The purpose of this white paper is to explain how your computers that are running previous versions of Windows can access the files and printers shared with your homegroup on your computer(s) running Windows 7.
  • Supported Operating System

    Mac OS X; Windows 7; Windows Vista; Windows XP Home Edition ; Windows XP Professional Edition

      Microsoft XPS viewer (Windows Vista, Windows 7, or freely available at Microsoft Office 2003 or Microsoft Office 2007
    • Download the preferred file format and open the document.

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