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 Windows 7. 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 Windows 7 to be identical, and set up an identical username, will this work. To do so can I just do that say on the Windows 7 setup , or will I have to deelte it and reinstall Windows 7 withthe same names ??
Thanks in advance