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How to connect to a Windows XP computer from Windows Vista

This tutorial will guide you through the steps required to access any shared files, folders or printers you may have set up on Windows XP, from Windows Vista.

A bit of background, from a Microsoft TechNet site that isn’t around anymore:

Network Map uses a discovery protocol called Link-Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) in order to query the other devices on the network to determine how the network is organized. Computers that are running Windows Vista include the software components that implement the LLTD protocol. For network computers that are running Windows XP to appear on the map, they must have a discovery protocol enabled that can respond to the mapping computer’s requests.

Using System Restore in Windows XP

This tutorial will explain the System Restore feature of Windows XP, and how to use it. System Restore lets you “revert” your computer to a previous date if a problem occurs. To do this, System Restore constantly monitors your PC looking for changes to the operating system, such as an application or driver installation, and then automatically creates a restore point when it detects a change. Because these snapshots are comprised primarily of required system files, it’s very much worth noting that System Restore does NOT back up or save your documents (including emails, bookmarks, passwords, spreadsheets etc). If you were hoping System Restore could help you retrieve a lost document, you’re sadly out of luck.. …