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    puter help..

    when i was trying to copy a file to the shop puter i got not allowed because of not being the admin,, before thenew lap top and windows 8 i could pass things back and forth fine.. is there a place where i can turn on sharing properly. would be nice to have the whole machine shared both ways if possible and not a problem other ways
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    What OS is on the shop computer Larry? And on a side note, my weight limits are just about gone so I can get the other one set up for ya

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    windows xp tom. and good news on no weight limits
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    Couple of things this noob might offer...make sure both 'workgroup' names are the same in each machine {in xp that's 'Start>control panel>system>computer name}...the other is to check your XP windows firewall settings{control panel>windows firewall>exceptions} and make sure the 'file & printer sharing' box has a tick mark....
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    as to windows 8, can't help ya there....
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    Here's a link that might help. Lot of reading though.

    http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/w...rinter-sharing
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    thanks guys
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    Just a heads up on Windows XP. I was told yesterday that Microfost is very soon going to drop all support for XP, and you will be left open to all kinds of malware. The best advice is to upgrade. My source for this was pretty reilable. It happens that my wife's computer had XP, but we had decided to replace it at this time just because it was getting long in the tooth. You might want to consider moving up to something more modern. We used XP in the Canadian government, up to the time I left in 2012, but we had to pay Microsoft a bunch of money to have them continue support for us. It was a very good platform in its day, but its day is past.
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    Win 7 has been a very good platform, way better than XP. Win 8, pretty much universally hated.

    Can't wait to see what they pull next!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger Tulk View Post
    Just a heads up on Windows XP. I was told yesterday that Microfost is very soon going to drop all support for XP, and you will be left open to all kinds of malware.
    Support for Windows XP actually ended on April 8th 2014 - http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...d-support-help. Every month, Microsoft has what is known as "Patch Tuesday", when they release security patches for their supported products. Whenever a patch is released for Windows 7 or 8, it gives hackers insight into vulnerabilities that are in Windows XP which will not be patched. These are the security holes that can easily be exploited.

    Best to update your OS ASAP.

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    I think I ran into that same issue, not sure I ever got it working. I started using dropbox on each pc and just save the files in the folders under it, they sync to one another automatically, but the free account is limited to 2gb on the free account. I got an extra 50gb with my samsung phone.

    Copy.com works the same as dropbox, but they give you 15 GB up front. Not sure what kind of internet service you have, but both do sync over it to the "cloud".
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