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Old 05-05-2013, 05:13 PM   #1
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Okay, I enjoy playing LAN games with my brother and/or friends. Normally it isn't a problem, but my brother recently got a laptop with windows XP on it. I have windows 7 and I want to know if there is anyway he and I can play wirelessly. I can connect to my windows 7 friends no problem through homegroup, but homegroup isn't on XP. Not sure what to do about it :/

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Windows XP can not join a Windows 7 Homegroup

But, if both the XP and Windows 7 have the same workgroup name and the Windows 7 machine has an account on it that matches the windows XP machine you should be able to share files and see each other to play a game
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