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Anyone had success networking 2 WinXP Pro's?


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pluggz

i'm gonna reformat 2 computers soon and install win98, then upgrade to winXP on both..

i need the 2 computers to be on a network.

they are connected thru a hub which is also connected to a Verizon DSL modem.

anyone know how to network the 2 computers together? i'm having problems..

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pluggz

by "upgrade to winXP", i mean i'm gonna do a "new installation".

should i convert the c: drive to NTFS during the installation?

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Tim Dorr

ok, format as NTFS if you have a 32gb or larger drive, fat32 if it's less than, you'll gain performance either way. It's optimal to do NTFS for settting permissions, so I'd prefer NTFS all the time, but some people like fat32 nonetheless....

anyhoo, I assume you're hub or modem acts as a DHCP server, or gives you access to a DHCP server. In case you don't know, DHCP assigns you an IP automagically and sets everything up for you as far as DNS servers, subnets, and the like. If you don't have a DHCP server available, then you'll have to enter everything manually under the Network Connections properties. Just set the IPs for each computer differently and everything else the same.

Then you can just go to Network Places and see the other computer.

Hopefully that helps.

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jwndw

I have 3 networked in my home using a 10/100 switch using file sharing and ICS with no problems. Setup was easy and it worked the first time.:bandit:

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{JT}

If you have the XP upgrade version, you should be able to install it first and point it to the 98cd (or cab files) when it informs you that it is an upgrade only version of XP.

I would think that installing XP straight away on both is a much better option.

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Marshalus

Agreed. No need to install 98 first. Just use the upgrade CD like it was a New Install CD, and have your 98 CD on hand.

Also, networking with XP is a snap. I've got four computers here, XP, XP, 2k, and NT. They all work very well together, the NT one took some more work, but that's not what you asked ;)

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squiggy

I must be doing something wrong,cause i never had success networking two XP computers.

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Khujo

just run the network setup wizard on each pc, its easy

and make sure you have th proper cable patch/crossover if you are having connectivity issues

and also I always prefer ntfs over fat32, ntfs is an indexing filesystem that makes note of every change made to the drive, so in result of powerloss it can just redo the last steps and your data doesn't get lost, i've lost power during resizing an ntfs partition with partition magic 7 and every file was still safe after bootup, fat32 would not have been the same results. I haven't seen scandisk on my pc at boot since i moved completly to ntfs a couple years ago

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pluggz

thanks for all the help, guys..

one computer is 12.6 gb, and one computer is 10 gb.

i'm gonna try to reformat both computers, install 98, install xp as a new installation. change the c: drive to ntfs.

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pluggz

someone suggested booting from my win98 disk, run smartdrv.exe, put the winxp disk, and copy i386 to C:i386

what exactly is the command to copy a folder to another folder?

copy i386 C:i386 put all the files into one BIG file

i tried using "makedir" but that didn't work..

what should i do to copy the files to C:i386 after reformatting?

one of the files on the xp cd is corrupt and i have the fixed file on a floppy disk.

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beezub

--pls ignore this post, was getting confused with multiple booting with NT4.0-- :dead: :D

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Big Booger

shouldnt this post be in the networking section?

Just wondering...

BB

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Steven
Originally posted by pluggz

someone suggested booting from my win98 disk, run smartdrv.exe, put the winxp disk, and copy i386 to C:i386

what exactly is the command to copy a folder to another folder?

copy i386 C:i386 put all the files into one BIG file

i tried using "makedir" but that didn't work..

what should i do to copy the files to C:i386 after reformatting?

one of the files on the xp cd is corrupt and i have the fixed file on a floppy disk.

BOOT TO THE CD ROM FROM BIOS!

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Steven
Originally posted by pluggz

i'm gonna reformat 2 computers soon and install win98, then upgrade to winXP on both..

i need the 2 computers to be on a network.

they are connected thru a hub which is also connected to a Verizon DSL modem.

anyone know how to network the 2 computers together? i'm having problems..

Home Networking With Windows XP

http://www.microsoft.com/WINDOWSXP/home/us...net/default.asp

This 5 Page Document Will Help You Step by Step.

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pluggz

i don't think the cd is bootable..

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Keldyn

thread moved to Internet & Networking

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