Solved Networking 3 Pcs. after replacing Host pc

March 13, 2014 at 06:40:38
Specs: Windows XP
There were 4 pcs inner-connected via networking. I made a copy of the hard drive of the host Pc, we'll call pc 4. I removed pc 4 after installing the hardrive of pc 4 into pc 3. I set pc 3 up as the host, windows Xp version on it, ran the network wizard making pc3 the host, used usb to transfer settings to pc 2 and pc 1. pc 1 and 2 run Millenium version, Place usb into pc 1 and tried to install network setup, wouldn't install it. I made sure the name of the new hardrive is exactly as the name of the old hardrive in the old host pc.
Pc 1 and pc 2 see each other but neither see pc 3. Pc 3 sees pc 2 and pc 1. How do I get these 3 to interact together again ? Thanx Wayne

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March 13, 2014 at 08:30:20
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The name of your hard drive does not matter. It is the pcs name that matters. Each pc must have a unique host name. They all need to belong to the same workgroup. You enable file and printer sharing making sure the local firewalls allow it and trust the other hosts. Easiest way is to set the same account with same password on all three pcs and you should be good.

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March 13, 2014 at 12:17:33
This was a very good answer, after thought, I realized the system was looking for the pc named "Jones", pc 4, it no longer exists. The new host Pc 3 was named "Linda". Once I renamed " Linda" to "Jones" as the original host was named, Pc 2 and Pc 1 came on line..Unique host name, put the old host name back into the new host pc..Thanx for your help. Reynold

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March 13, 2014 at 14:03:45
Great. Glad you got it working

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