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We need to add a new machine that has Windows 7 Home Premium to an existing Windows XP SP3 workgroup so we can share files.  Is this possible or do I need to upgrade to Windows 7 Pro or Ultimate.
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Yes it will work.  How is this?

Enable file and printer sharing

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-vista/Enable-file-and-printer-sharing
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Here is a good tutorial to share files and printers between Windows 7 and Windows XP:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-and-printers-between-windows-7-and-xp/

And these articles includes Windows Vista in the mix:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15247/complete-guide-to-networking-windows-7-with-xp-and-vista/

http://www.informit.com/articles/article.aspx?p=1405566
How to Network Windows 7, Vista, and XP Computers
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Access Windows XP files from Windows 7
http://www.experts-exchange.com/OS/Microsoft_Operating_Systems/Windows/Windows_7/Q_27312316.html

Just another similar discussion, that might prove useful to you in a mixed environment... Just discusses basic authentication....
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