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I have 4 computers in my house, all have Windows XP, conected with a lynksis router, with a cable modem. One of the computers in an a 5 year old Dell laptop that is pretty much only is currently only used for internet and Microsoft Office. My question is, is it possible to use the lap to to access/run files and programs off the other computers.
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You can run files and copy stuff etc but depending on the program(s) in question they probably won't like running across a network.
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yes you can access files and drives for that matter across your network. You must first create the shares you wish to have. You can also share a printer, however, unless you have a print server- the computer connected to the printer must be on in order for the other computers to use it. If you are using windows xp there is a network wizard you can use to help make connections. Just type networking in the search window and you can go from there.
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