Solved Using a WinVista Computer to Edit Files on a Win10 Computer

skeezix

Member
I have an Archer C7 router that is currently connected to an HP Win10 computer, an Acer Win10 computers, a wireless Win7 laptop, and to the internet via a cable modem. I also have a WinVista computer that is currently not connected to anything except a monitor and a scanner. The WinVista computer has CorelDraw 12 installed on it.

I would like to use the WinVista computer to open a Corel file from the HP Win10 computer, make some changes to the file, and then save it back to the HP Win10 computer.

Where can I find instructions for connecting those two computers? (The WinVista computer does not seem to have what I need, and I do not want to connect it to the internet.)
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP a6400f
    Memory
    3GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 19-Inch
    Screen Resolution
    1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB
    Internet Speed
    Not connected

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Instead of the back and forth, you could install CorelDraw on the Win 10 system by setting the compatibility mode for the installation file to Vista or XP.

Otherwise, you would need to have a wi-fi adapter on the Vista system and set up file sharing on the Win 10 and Vista network. Off the top of my head, I don't know how to disable internet using that setup except to not have a browser.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

townsbg

~~тσωηsвg~~
Vista Guru
Gold Member
The simplest way would be to use a USB drive. Additionally You can use a USB cable if you can find one with Vista drivers. How to Connect Two Computers Using USB Otherwise you can get a cross over cable such as This. A couple of notes on that. You have to have enough networking skills to manually assign ipaddresses, a subnet mask, and gateway to each computer. Your router will do this automatically. Also you cannot use a regular ethernet cable for that nor can you use that cable to connect your computer to a router.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
    Other Info
    N/A
  • Operating System
    Windows 2012 R2 Data center/Linux Mint
    Manufacturer/Model
    Poweredge T140
    CPU
    i3 9100 3.6GHz, 8M cache, 4C/4T
    Memory
    8GB 2666MT/s DDR4 ECC UDIMM
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB & 360 GB

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
I like that but the wi-fi would, in my mind be easiest since you're simply using a router. You can then use file sharing. I saved the following procedure for file sharing between Win 7 and Vista from a magazine. I assume that the router was connected to the Win 7 system and it used the Win 7 network. In this case he would substitute Win 10 for Win 7.

In Win 7-

Go to Network and Sharing

Change Advanced

Turn on Network Discovery

Turn on File and Printer sharing in the Home Profile

Turn off Password

In Vista

Open Network and sharing

Turn on Network Discovery

In Sharing and Discovery, turn on Network Discovery, File sharing and public sharing



Go back to Win 7-

Open Libraries

Network

Click Network

In Vista-

Network- discovery, click network, Win 7
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Where's skeezix?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

skeezix

Member
Right here!
I appreciate all of the suggestions I've received, and I think I'll try the one from Wither 3. Thank you for posting it.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP a6400f
    Memory
    3GB
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HP 19-Inch
    Screen Resolution
    1080
    Hard Drives
    500GB
    Internet Speed
    Not connected

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
I'd really be interested in how it turns out. I've that article for about 10 years and never tried it. On the other hand, my Vista machine has the router attached and the Win 7 system is a client.
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

townsbg

~~тσωηsвg~~
Vista Guru
Gold Member
If you have one, or can get one, a USB drive would be the simplest.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
    Other Info
    N/A
  • Operating System
    Windows 2012 R2 Data center/Linux Mint
    Manufacturer/Model
    Poweredge T140
    CPU
    i3 9100 3.6GHz, 8M cache, 4C/4T
    Memory
    8GB 2666MT/s DDR4 ECC UDIMM
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB & 360 GB
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