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Create a Workgroup in Windows XP

Last Updated: Tue, 08 Apr 2014 > Related Articles

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Summary

This procedure describes how to create a workgroup in Windows XP.

Solution

As of April 9, 2014, Microsoft no longer supports Windows XP. Cox will only provide limited support of Windows XP that includes network connectivity and basic settings. If you require additional support and are using Windows XP Service Pack 3, Cox Tech Solutions may be able to assist. Visit http://ww2.cox.com/residential/tech-solutions.cox or call 877-TEC-SOLV (877-832-7658) for more information about Cox Tech Solutions' services.

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  • DO NOT change a DOMAIN to a WORKGROUP. Changing to Workgroup will require possession of an administrator password to log onto the PC. The customer may not have or remember this password.
  • Windows may need to install drivers during this procedure. Ensure that the customer has his or her Windows and printer driver disks before proceeding.
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From the Start menu, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
 
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From the System Properties dialog box, click Change.

 
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From the Computer Name Changes dialog box, within the Computer Name text box, enter a computer name. Within the Workgroup text box, enter the name of the workgroup.

  • The Computer Name for each workstation on the network must be unique.
  • The Workgroup for all workstations on the network must be the same.

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Click OK.
 
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From the Computer Name Changes dialog box, click OK.
 
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From the Computer Name Changes dialog box, click OK.
 
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From the Start menu, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
 
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From the System Properties dialog box, within the Computer description text box, enter a description for the computer. Click OK.
 


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