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Windows 7: How Do I Connect My Laptop To My PC?

07 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate X 64
 
 
How Do I Connect My Laptop To My PC?

Alrigth Guys

I am having major problems at the moment. I have been trying for hours but I can not seem to figure out what to do..

I have recently gone out and brought a laptop that is running Windows 7 Home on it and I would like to connect it to my Pc which is running Windows 7 Ultimate on it so that I can transfers the files from my pc to it..

But that is where the problem lies.. I have tried everything but I can not connect between the both of them..

I even went out and brough at crossover ethernet cable and plug it into the laptop and then directly into the pc, and still nothing..

Windows 7 Ultimate is already telling me that there is a homegroup create, but I cant get the password at all. I even tried to change it and then it tells me that there is no homegroup connect, even though on the previous screen it says there is one..

So I am completely baffled.

I really need someone help!!!

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07 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Are you behind a router by any chance ?? If so, your router should assign IP addresses to both. Just share what you want on your desktop and connect with your laptop using the IP address.
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07 Dec 2010   #3

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

byronwells, Welcome to SF. What is the size and nature of the files you want to share. Photo's, music, data and the like? Networking the laptop in would be good, but a flash memory device which are so inexpensive now or even a portable hard drive is what I use.
Kingston 102 DT1028GB DataTraveler USB Flash Drive - 8GB at TigerDirect
http://biz.tigerdirect.com/applicati...460&CatId=2424
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07 Dec 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate X 64
 
 

Nope.

I am trying to run it like a local area network.. The ethernet cable is directly plugged straight into the laptop and the pc..

However I do have a belkin wireless router that runs a virgin media cable modem through it.. But I have no idea how to set it up that way either
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07 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate X 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
What is the size and nature of the files you want to share. Photo's, music, data and the like? Networking the laptop in would be good, but a flash memory device which are so inexpensive now or even a portable hard drive is what I use.
Kingston 102 DT1028GB DataTraveler USB Flash Drive - 8GB at TigerDirect
500gb worth of stuff..
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07 Dec 2010   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Ultimate 64
 
 

Someone here will help you set this up. All you need is to configure the laptop and desktop in a home network and allow file sharing. This is not my wheel house so I'll let another walk you through it.
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07 Dec 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate X 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Someone here will help you set this up. All you need is to configure the laptop and desktop in a home network and allow file sharing. This is not my wheel house so I'll let another walk you through it.
Lol I'm hoping so because I have tried myself but somewhere going wrong
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07 Dec 2010   #8

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Does your router have wired ports or is it just wireless ?? Your laptop probably has a wireless built in. How does your desktop connect ??

If you're using the same credentials on both computers, connecting should not be an issue. Run ipconfig on both computers to see what IPs they have, then connect by IP.

If, on the other hand, only one is connected to the network and you MUST use a crossover cable, it's a little more involved.

Let us know how you connect and we'll go from there.
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07 Dec 2010   #9
2xg
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit
 
 

Hello,

Both computers need to be connected to your router wired or wireless and also need to be in the same Workgroup.

Create an identical UserName and Password on both computers.

If you have any Firewall or Security Software installed, disabled it for now. Windows 7 has an excellent builtin Firewall that you may use, just exclude Files and Printer sharing.
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07 Dec 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Now why on earth would the Op be using ICS if he had a router?

Here's a checklist of things for ICS and file sharing for 2 croslinked computers (in my case a Windows 7 and XP one):

- both computers set to the same workgroup
- restarts
- advanced sharing settings - all things turned on (network discovery etc.) except for password protected sharing
- bridged the connection with the internet
- turned on Internet Connection Sharing for the internet connection - this forced an ip to the other connection (192.168.137.1) and gave an option to select which connection should have access to the ICS (the second connection or the bridge - you choose the second / crosslinked cable connection)
- shared some folders on both computers
- worked instantly (the other pc aquired a correct ip and internet)
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