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Windows 7: Windows 7 Laptop Can't See XP Desktop

18 Sep 2010   #1
Gata

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Windows 7 Laptop Can't See XP Desktop

I'm working from a copy of win7 Professional in Bootcamp on a Mac.

Anyway, I can't see my Windows XP desktop which is connected via ethernet to the network from my wi-fi laptop. However, I can see my windows 7 desktop, and I'm able to access it's files as normal. I am also able to ping the XP Desktop from the notebook.

However, I can't see the XP desktop when I go to Explorer--> Network.

Fixes?

I need it so I can print.

I can see the XP computers on the OSX side, just not on the W7 side.


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19 Sep 2010   #2
Gata

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Anyone?

I made sure that the homegroups are the same.
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19 Sep 2010   #3
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Gata View Post
Anyone?

I made sure that the homegroups are the same.
XP isn't made to work with a Windows 7 Homegroup. You will want to set up a Workgroup instead.

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