hi, seems i am not the only one to have come across this error - only all the net searching in the world still doesn't appear to have provided the solution?! basically, am trying to enable file and printer sharing between two xp machines ona home network. problem is, having selected/installed them for the appropriate adapter in network connections (and having checked all other elements that should be in place from other posts across the www), when i click on ok i keep getting the message: "Your current selection will also disable the following components: Client for Microsoft Networks File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks Are you sure you want to disable these component(s)?" of course, if i say no, then i return to the same dialogue box with these unchecked. if i say yes, it closes, but equally having unchecked them?! pls can someone help - i am about to uninstall the network adapter, reboot and try again, but last time i tried all this i seemed to make no advance in this area, only messed up my network connections so that none were listed (even though i had connection aok). yours in quiet desperation .. cheers! neil.