Step 1 Click Start > Control Panel > Network Connections.
Step 2 In Network Connections select Create a new connection.
Step 3 In the New Connection Wizard window click Next.
Step 4 Select Setup a home or small office network and then click Next.
Step 5 Click Finish to close the New Connection Wizard and start the Network Setup Wizard.
Step 6 In the Network Setup Wizard window click Next.
Step 7 Click Next.
Step 8 If you have Internet Connection Sharing enabled, you will be asked if you want to use the shared connection. Select No, let me choose another way to connect to the Internet using the radio buttons. Then click Next.
Step 9 Select This computer connects to the Internet through another computer on my network or through a residential gateway using the radio buttons. Then click Next.
Step 10 Next to Computer description enter a description of your computer (optional). Next to Computer name enter a name. This will be used to identify your computer on the network. All computers on a network must have names but cannot have the same name. Click Next to continue.
Step 11 Next to Workgroup name enter the name of your workgroup. A workgroup name identifies a group of computers on a network. All computers on your network should use the same workgroup name. Click Next.
Step 12 The below screen will display the setting that you are about to apply. Click Next.
Step 13 Please wait while the Network Setup Wizard applies the new settings.
Step 14 Select Create a Network Setup Disk using the radio buttons. Click Next.
Step 15 If you have more than one removable media drive you will be prompted to select the drive that you want to copy the files to. Left-click the drive once to select it. Click Next.
Step 16 You will be prompted to insert a floppy disk. Insert the disk into the drive that you selected in Step 15. To format the disk or removable storage device click Format Disk. Click Next.
Step 17 Wait while the Network Setup Wizard copies files.
Step 18 Read the instructions on how to run the Network Setup Wizard on other computers on your network. When you are finished click Next.
Step 19 Click Finish to close the Network Setup Wizard.
Step 20 You will be prompted to restart your computer. Click Yes to restart now or No to restart later. Your computer must be restarted before the new changes will take effect.
Step 21 Follow the instructions that you obtained in Step 18 and run the Network Setup Wizard on the other computers on your network.
Tags: Windows XP