I am having an apparently common problem: my Windows 7 machine can access my XP/SP3 laptop just fine but though the XP can see
the Windows 7, it can't access it at all. What I get is...
\\[Windows 7 machine] is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource... yada yada yada.
I've looked up the topic and this phrase and find lots of answers, some ridiculously complex (registry hacks?), most of them contradicting each other. Nothing I've found offers a step-by-step how-to.
I'm one of those who skipped Vista, so I'm not familiar with all the new security. When my home network was all XP, I just connected a computer to the workgroup, gave folder permissions, and go. (I don't use passwords.)
So how do I do it now?
There are/will be a lot of us moving to 7 straight from XP, and we need some sort of "you used to do this, now you must do this" type of guide.
Thanks for any help, and please pardon any frustration. This should SO NOT be a problem!