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Windows 7: Can't see XP Machine in Windows 7


27 Jun 2009   #31

 
 

Good to Know Thanks.


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26 Jul 2009   #32

 
 

let's hope the RTM address's this. The fix however is to type in the Computer name of the XP machine in the address bar of a local directory in Windows 7 and up pop the shared directories. This works if of course you can ping both the IP address or the Computer Name of the XP machine. I tried all the recommendations in this forum with no success. Hope this works for others.
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29 May 2010   #33

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

I've got the same e!@#%@#^% problem!!! Here's my config: 1. Wireless Router hooked to Internet (via ethernet cable to cable modem). 2. Windows 7 Desktop hooked to wireless router via ethernet cable. 3. XP Laptop connects to wireless router via wireless connection. Both can independantly access internet no problem. But of course, the Desktop and Laptopu can't see each other, nor share squat. The XP Laptop can ping the Win 7 Desktop and receives a reply. However, the Windows 7 Desktop cannot ping the XP Laptop (timeout after no reply). I've disabled all firewalls, anti virus software, and anti-malware software. P1's getting frustrated#$%@#$%
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28 Jun 2010   #34

windows 7 32bit
 
 

Hi just wanted to share that I had a similar problem. Workgroup where Win 7 laptop could not see or access in any way Win XP Pro and Win98SE machines. Solution: Installed Link Layer Topology Discovery from microsoft.com on Win XP Pro machines allowing them to be visible in network map. Then in the Network adapter properties I unchecked Trend Micro NDIS 6.0 Filter Driver and that allowed access and visibility of all Win XP Pro and Win98SE machines.
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10 Jul 2010   #35

Win 7 Prem
 
 
If you tuned up your win 7 make sure you check these services are enab

DOH! i found the solution to my problem after hours of searching on forums and I felt like an idiot after discovering it. When I first installed Windows 7 I "tuned" it up to make it faster per some tips i found on another website. In msconfig i disabled several services, two of which were IP Helper and TCP/IP Netbios helper. I went back and reinstated those services and rebooted and VIOLA! I had XP networking. This was also on top of all the other settings I found too (work network, same homegroup, no 128 bit encryption). Hope that helps someone.
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11 Jul 2010   #36

Windows 7 Professional x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ProsperousOne View Post
I've got the same e!@#%@#^% problem!!! Here's my config: 1. Wireless Router hooked to Internet (via ethernet cable to cable modem). 2. Windows 7 Desktop hooked to wireless router via ethernet cable. 3. XP Laptop connects to wireless router via wireless connection. Both can independantly access internet no problem. But of course, the Desktop and Laptopu can't see each other, nor share squat. The XP Laptop can ping the Win 7 Desktop and receives a reply. However, the Windows 7 Desktop cannot ping the XP Laptop (timeout after no reply). I've disabled all firewalls, anti virus software, and anti-malware software. P1's getting frustrated#$%@#$%
Ended up finding my problem.

In the XP wireless network connection Properties window, The "Client for Microsoft Networks" was unchecked. DOOH!
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23 Aug 2010   #37

Windows 7 Professional
 
 
Cannot see ...

On my machine it was not a firewall issue. On the Windows 7 computer I had to go to the Networking Properties of the connection from Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\Network and Sharing Center and turn off AGN Filter Interface (64-bit).
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28 Aug 2010   #38

Win7 Home Prem. 64Bit
 
 

I had the same problem, Win 7 64 would not see XP box. I went to "Network and Sharing Center" > "Advanced Sharing Settings" scrolled down to "File Sharing Connections" and changed the setting from 128 Bit encryption to "Enable File Sharing for devices that use 40 or 56 Bit Encryption". Then I could see my XP machine.

Disclaimer, this worked for me but I have not completely understood all the forgoing in this thread. With 4 pages of replies, I did not read all completely, and did not see this "possible solution" mentioned.
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18 Jan 2011   #39

win 7 pro x64
 
 

Put XP 32bit on a box instead of XP64bit because of a recording issue,
was unable to network them,
could ping thier names, thier ips, etc.

Until I tried JoeMaxx solution I was about to give up..
setting the encryption lower and they popped right up on both machines.
tanks Joe
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19 Jan 2011   #40

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Now can see but not access XP machine from Windows 7

I wonder how many more hours I'll have to waste before I stumble on some way these two machines can access each other? It's taken me a lot of hours already, just to get to this suggestion: install LLTD on the XP machine.

So I downloaded the LLTD installer and ran it on my XP SP3. Result: one error message saying "Setup has detected that the Service Pack version of this system is newer than the update you are applying. There is no need to install this update." So much for that fix.

Next I tried the suggestion to drop the encryption to a lower level. Aha! Now Windows 7 can see there is an XP machine on the network, and knows its name, but still cannot access it. Windows Network Diagnostics merely says "Windows can't find a computer or device named [XPNAME]". Knows its name, but can't "find" it? So, how did Windows 7 discover its name?? This makes no sense at all to me.
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