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Windows 7: xp sees em, 7 doesnt

06 Sep 2010   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
xp sees em, 7 doesnt

i have been trying to get network sharing up and running at my home network. i have 2 computers that i was hoping to accomplish this with: a desktop running xp 64-bit and a laptop with windows 7 64-bit. i (believe) have all the networking settings all figured out for the desktop computer. it sees my laptop and i am able to open up my Users folders. however, my laptop does NOT see my desktop. i ran ping through the command line off my laptop and both computers are able to communicate with each other. from what i have heard, windows 7 networking is supposed to be very easy and is supposed to be able to notice any networked comps with ease. obviously, both computers are using the same network and have the same workgroup name.

my suspicion: i believe the reason that the desktop computer sees the laptop might be because of some windows 7 magic. windows 7 might have gotten the desktop to see the laptop and its actually windows xp thats preventing the laptop from seeing the desktop. this is only a theory and i dont know how to actually prove it and/or investigate it.

any help would be greatly appreciated!

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06 Sep 2010   #2

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Did you set up the Windows 7 laptop as a business type workgroup? Not a Windows 7 HomeGroup ?


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06 Sep 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BIG RED View Post
i have been trying to get network sharing up and running at my home network. i have 2 computers that i was hoping to accomplish this with: a desktop running xp 64-bit and a laptop with windows 7 64-bit. i (believe) have all the networking settings all figured out for the desktop computer. it sees my laptop and i am able to open up my Users folders. however, my laptop does NOT see my desktop. i ran ping through the command line off my laptop and both computers are able to communicate with each other. from what i have heard, windows 7 networking is supposed to be very easy and is supposed to be able to notice any networked comps with ease. obviously, both computers are using the same network and have the same workgroup name.

my suspicion: i believe the reason that the desktop computer sees the laptop might be because of some windows 7 magic. windows 7 might have gotten the desktop to see the laptop and its actually windows xp thats preventing the laptop from seeing the desktop. this is only a theory and i dont know how to actually prove it and/or investigate it.

any help would be greatly appreciated!


Solution is really easy just modify one key in registry: Back up the registry before making this adjustment...
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
create or modify 32-bit DWORD: LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
set the value to: 1

After this adjustment reboot both machines.

It might also help to make sure that simple file sharing is disabled on the XP machine.
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06 Sep 2010   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BIG RED View Post
i have been trying to get network sharing up and running at my home network. i have 2 computers that i was hoping to accomplish this with: a desktop running xp 64-bit and a laptop with windows 7 64-bit. i (believe) have all the networking settings all figured out for the desktop computer. it sees my laptop and i am able to open up my Users folders. however, my laptop does NOT see my desktop. i ran ping through the command line off my laptop and both computers are able to communicate with each other. from what i have heard, windows 7 networking is supposed to be very easy and is supposed to be able to notice any networked comps with ease. obviously, both computers are using the same network and have the same workgroup name.

my suspicion: i believe the reason that the desktop computer sees the laptop might be because of some windows 7 magic. windows 7 might have gotten the desktop to see the laptop and its actually windows xp thats preventing the laptop from seeing the desktop. this is only a theory and i dont know how to actually prove it and/or investigate it.

any help would be greatly appreciated!


Solution is really easy just modify one key in registry: Back up the registry before making this adjustment...
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
create or modify 32-bit DWORD: LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
set the value to: 1

After this adjustment reboot both machines.

It might also help to make sure that simple file sharing is disabled on the XP machine.
i just tried editing the registry. . . but it didnt change anything. and how would turning off simple file sharing on the xp machine change anything? i want to be able to share files between the two machines. in addition, how would i go about changing this setting?
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06 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

To disable Simple File Sharing:
  1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
  3. Click the View tab.
  4. In the Advanced Settings section, click to clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) check box.
  5. Click OK.
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07 Sep 2010   #6
kuy

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ztruker View Post
To disable Simple File Sharing:
  1. Click Start, and then click My Computer.
  2. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.
  3. Click the View tab.
  4. In the Advanced Settings section, click to clear the Use simple file sharing (Recommended) check box.
  5. Click OK.

For a different reason, I want to change my simple file sharing check box, but I can't find that option! The only thing that looks similar is "Use Sharing Wizard (Recommended)", is that the same thing? If it matters, I'm on Windows 7 Home Premium, 64bit
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07 Sep 2010   #7

Windows 8 Core X64
 
 

No, the above applies to XP Pro or MCE (not XP Home), not Vista or Win 7, neither of which supports the concept of Simple FIle Sharing as far as I know.
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07 Sep 2010   #8

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by BIG RED View Post
i have been trying to get network sharing up and running at my home network. i have 2 computers that i was hoping to accomplish this with: a desktop running xp 64-bit and a laptop with windows 7 64-bit. i (believe) have all the networking settings all figured out for the desktop computer. it sees my laptop and i am able to open up my Users folders. however, my laptop does NOT see my desktop. i ran ping through the command line off my laptop and both computers are able to communicate with each other. from what i have heard, windows 7 networking is supposed to be very easy and is supposed to be able to notice any networked comps with ease. obviously, both computers are using the same network and have the same workgroup name.

my suspicion: i believe the reason that the desktop computer sees the laptop might be because of some windows 7 magic. windows 7 might have gotten the desktop to see the laptop and its actually windows xp thats preventing the laptop from seeing the desktop. this is only a theory and i dont know how to actually prove it and/or investigate it.

any help would be greatly appreciated!

You using "workgroup" or "homegroup"?
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