win7 home prem desktop/win7 pro home network issues
--edit, see my second post...
This is supposed to be easy?
OK, first I have a desktop, win 7 pro 64. I never thought I'd own a laptop, need networks so I might have disabled something at some point.
(I've disabled everything I don't need for performance reasons - game/graphics rig)
It has 2 ethernet connections. 1 is to modem. 2 is open.
I recently bought a laptop, win 7 home premium 64.
So time for file sharing. Bought a crossover network cable.
Trying to set up a home network. Works on the laptop, but going through all the troubleshooters and all I get on the PC is 'cannot add home network to this computer'.
I can see and get into my PC from the laptop, but the PC won't register a network OR my laptop. (I actually want the opposite as it's easier to use the PC for transfers/work/etc...)
None of the troubleshooting in Win7Pro PC is working, any ideas?
(I've set both clocks to internet time, I have everything open to file sharing on both machines)
I did just notice that when I turn on file and printer sharing in network & sharing/advanced settings and hit save changes,
everytime I reopen the window it's set back to off. Doesn't matter how many times i turn it on and save, it always gets turned off again.