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How do I share files between 8.1 machine and XP machine

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    How do I share files between 8.1 machine and XP machine

    I have an orange crossover cable that I have connected to both machines and I set up sharing on both but the Windows XP machine doesn't show the 8.1 machine. I'm trying to pull some movies and music off my 8.1 laptop because I use my XP desktop as a media server of sorts.

    I can't figure out how to get them to recognize each other and my connection just says "limited."

    Can someone help?

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  2. #2

    Central IL
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    Linux Mint 17.2

    Just like you did in XP. Right click on the folder and in Sharing, choose to share. In Network Connections. Set security for 40/56. Turn off Home Group.
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  3. #3

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    Windows 8.1

    I turned off homegroup but can't find anything about "40/56." I can get them to connect via wireless router but my speed is only 2-3 Mbps and I'm moving 15 GB. When I disable the wireless I can't get anywhere.
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  4. #4

    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
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