Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: Windows 7 sharing with Windows xp

02 Jun 2009   #1

windows 7
Windows 7 sharing with Windows xp

I could not access win 7 computer from my laptop which has xp on it.. I kept getting enter username and password on my xp machine as it was trying to access win 7. I finally figured out the solution:

On Win 7 machine go to:

Control Panel
Network & Internet
Home group
click on home group then click "change advance sharing settings"
at the bottom click "turn off password protected sharing"

Once this is done everything works in both directions....

My System SpecsSystem Spec
02 Jun 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Thank you for your solution. I hope it works for others as well
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2009   #3
Orbital Shark


Excellent fix
My System SpecsSystem Spec

03 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

This would be an excellent sticky for this area in the forum.

Great find BTW.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
03 Jun 2009   #5

windows 7

It doesn't work for me. My laptop continuous getting login prompt, however, my XP desktop is able to connect to the Win7 machine without problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 RC1 build 7100

Turn off HomeGroup. Don't use it. It's whacked.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows 7 sharing with Windows xp

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Internet sharing from virtual box Windows XP to Windows 7
Hi, Recently I have installed Virtual Box on my Windows 7 because i wanted to install Windows xp. The specific reason to install windows xp was because that I have a Adsl modem Speedtouch Thomson 330 whose drivers only Work with Windows xp and Vista and doesn't work with Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate....
Network & Sharing
Sharing B/w Windows XP and Windows 7 via Single Wifi-Modem
Hello, I have a laptop having windows 7 in it and a desktop having Windows XP SP3, both the laptop and Desktop are connected to a single wifi-modem The problem is when i tries to do sharing b/w my desktop & laptop,neither I can see my laptop in 'My network Places' at desktop nor see my desktop on...
Network & Sharing
Sharing files between a Windows XP PC and a Windows 7 PC over a home n
My main download machine runs WinXP Pro SP3. How do I download files from this machine to my newer Win7 HP machine? Thanks.
Network & Sharing
Have a problem to make sharing with Windows 7 64bit and windows 7 32bi
the computes reside on the same network, and connected with wireless to the network. i already add them to the same Workgroup, and turn off windwos firewll, but unfortently, they ca't see each other on the home network. I have TPLink router, and have access to the internet from both computers....
Network & Sharing
Windows XP Home/Windows 7 Networking: Sharing issues.
Hi there. This could be a Windows 7 or a Win XP issue. I'm not sure which. I have two desktops. One running Windows 7 Home Premium, the other running Windows XP Home edition. I've got them networked by wireless dlink router (although using cables running off the ethernet ports) and they are...
Network & Sharing
File sharing windows 2000 with Windows 7
I have a new laptop which is running Windows 7 Home Premium edition. I want to setup file sharing with my Windows 2000 SP4. OK I did have my Windows 2000 setup with my XP laptop successfully then for some reason it just stopped working. Well I just reinstalled Client for Microsoft Network and it...
Network & Sharing

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:25.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App