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Windows 7: WIN 7 Migration

06 Jun 2010   #1

xp 7 vista home server
WIN 7 Migration

I have a laptop that I have 3 partitons, 1st has XP booting from it, 2nd is my data partition, and 3rd has WIN 7 booting from it.
My reason for doing this was to be able to run WIN XP on day to day basis - get my email etc and store data for XL WORD etc on data partition. I now have WIN 7 on 3rd partition and want to access the data with the applications from WIN7. It will not allow me to do this as the Computer name is different under the 2 os's. The workgroup is the same. I have tried changing the permissions on the shared files to allow full access form the "other" computer but it does not allow this.
In addition my backup using Home Server fails, saying cannot see disk, presumably due to similar problems when run from XP.
If I change the computer name on both XP and WIN7 to be identical, and set up an identical username, will this work. To do so can I just do that say on the WIN7 setup , or will I have to deelte it and reinstall WIN7 withthe same names ??

Thanks in advance

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12 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1

Hi Chrism could you please provide a screenshot of the exact error your getting? I'm finding it a little hard to follow.

However from what I have managed to glean, in the meantime try taking ownership of the files from Windows 7: Take Ownership Shortcut this shouldn't affect XP as XP doesn't care about ownership rights
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12 Jun 2010   #3


Unless you have XP programs which will not run in Win7, even in compatibility mode, then you should wipe the HD and install just Win7 to avoid interference from XPired. Step fully into the future.
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