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Networking windows xp and windows 2000

I currently have a home network with 2 XP computers on it. I want to add a windows 2000 computer and I want to be able to share files and printers. Do I need to do anything special to add the windows 2000 computer?

Can someone please provide me instructions on how to do this.


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