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Creating a Workgroup in Windows XP

Last Updated: Tue, 19 Aug 2014 > Related Articles

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Summary

Learn how to create a workgroup in Windows XP.

Solution

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.

For more information regarding Microsoft’s retirement of Windows XP, please visit Microsoft’s website.

  • 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 Computer, and then click Properties
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Under Computer Name, domain, and workgroup settings click Change settings.

Note: If you are prompted for an administrator password or confirmation, add it now. 
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  1. In the System Properties dialog box, click the Computer Name tab.
  2. Click Change.
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  1. In the Computer Name / Domain Changes dialog box, under Member of, click Workgroup.
  2. To create a new workgroup, enter the name of the workgroup that you want to create and click OK

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