Windows 8 File Shareing

I have a Windows 8 desktop & 2 Windows 8 laptops. I'd like ot create a directory on the Windows 8 desktop & share it, letting the 2 laptops access it on the LAN. My question is, is Windows 8 any different than Windows 7 or Windows XP in doing this? I'd done this several times with Win 7 & Win XP but have never done it on Windows I do it tha same way or is there something new I need to configure on Windows 8?
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Shahnawaz AhmedConnect With a Mentor Technical Services SpecialistCommented:
Dear wantabe2

The procedure on Windows 8 is almost identical to Windows 7, except that “Password protected
sharing” option is located in the same setting group with “File and printer sharing”

I am ataching the docs please go through once
Santosh GuptaCommented:
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John HurstConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
With both Windows 7 and Windows 8 you may find it helpful to make user names on the Windows 8 desktop that are the user names on the Windows 8 laptops. Then permit the folders on the desktop you wish to share to those user names.

I recommend the use of user names and passwords for security and for general folder sharing. This is different than Homegroup which I do not use because it is restrictive.

I share files between Windows 8 machines and Windows 7 machines without any difficulty.

Make sure firewall settings on all machines do not restrict sharing. I typically allow the IP range I am using on all machines in the network.
John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@wantabe2 - Thank you, and I was happy to help.
Shahnawaz AhmedTechnical Services SpecialistCommented:
@wantabe2 - Thanks ,
@John Hurst  - Good Work Sir..
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