can a windows xp computer network with a windows 8 computer

I have three win XP computers on a peer to peer network. I purchased a win 8 laptop. I also purchased win 8 pro upgrade. Now I want to connect a Tax program on the win 8 computer...for speed (the laptop has 8gb of memory. I can see the win XP computers from the Win 8...but the win XP computers cannot see or access the win 8 files. How can I get this done.
 

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Last updated March 27, 2018 Views 4,019 Applies to:
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Hi,

Windows 8 and Windows 7 networking are very similar so use these methods.

Note using Win Key + X and Win Key + W (to get to Control Panel, Run,
and Settings as needed). Win Key + D calls the desktop and the using
Win Key toggles Desktop and Start Screen.

These should help :

Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP
http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/ 

Home Network Setup connecting windows 7, xp and vista
http://techblissonline.com/home-network-setup-connecting-windows-7-xp-and-vista/ 

Networking home computers running different versions of Windows
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows7/Networking-home-computers-running-different-versions-of-Windows 

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More help at these sites : (references to Vista also apply to Windows 7 and 8)

Vista - Local Area Networking
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network.htm

Vista Network and Sharing Center
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/vista_network_sharing_center.htm

Setting up a home network
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Setting-up-a-home-network

Setting up a wireless network
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Setting-up-a-wireless-network

Home Network, Wireless Network and Computer Networking Made Easy
http://www.home-network-help.com/

Windows Vista Tip: How To Setup And Connect To A Wireless Network
http://www.watchingthenet.com/windows-vista-tip-how-to-setup-and-connect-to-a-wireless-network.html

Home Computer Networks 101
http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/homenetworking/a/homenetguide.htm

Practically Networked - all you could possibly want to know.
http://www.practicallynetworked.com/


 Hope this helps.

Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP <- profile - Windows Expert - Consumer : Bicycle <- Mark Twain said it right!

Rob Brown - Microsoft MVP - Windows and Devices for IT 2010 - current
Windows Insider MVP 2016 - current

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