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Networking: Sharing programs

By identityless
Jun 19, 2004
  1. I just recently got my sharing DSL networking stuff working. The computer with the router is a Windows 2000. The other one with just a NIC is a Windows 98.

    What I want to do is be able to use Microsoft Word on my Windows 2000. However, only my Windows 98 computer has it. How would I connect to my C:\ drive from my Windows 2000 to Windows 98 so I can use the program?
     
  2. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    You can share the folder, but you aren't going to be able to run Word on a second computer without installing it first.

    Clever idea though. ;)
     
  3. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

    As an alternative, you can open and edit Microsoft Word documents using an open-source (freeware) program called OpenOffice.

    www.openoffice.org

    In my opinion, it is not as "good" as Office 2000 is... But in its own right, it's a pretty nice Office suite. You sure cannot go wrong with the price either. ;)
     
  4. identityless

    identityless TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, an even more newbie question. How do I share folders?
     
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 4,573   +65

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