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Changing out one of the PC's on my home Network

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Hello, I have two PC's currently up and running on a Home wired Ethernet Network. One runs Windows 98 and the other XP. I am waiting on a new PC that I will use to replace the old PC. Can this be done reasonably seemlessly or is this going to be a pain because I am adding a new PC to the Network? Would it be simpler to have the new PC machine name be the same as the old PC machine name I am replacing? The new PC will be running Vista. I am trying to get a heads up on what I will be up against other than saving all the old files etc.


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Shoulndt be to much of a problem replacing your old PC

i recently had a new Vista PC and it was a breeze putting it on my network and no you dont have to have the same name as your old PC as i called mine TARDIS lol

On the Vista you will have to tell it your on a private network to file and printer sharing working thoe

Hope this helps

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