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Windows 7: Windows 7 will see wired network but won't connect


10 Aug 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 will see wired network but won't connect

Hi,
I'm trying to connect a PC running Windows 7 HP 64bit (Intel i3 3.3Ghz Quad core, 3GB RAM) to a wired network at work. All the computers here are wirelessly connected to the internet but hardwired into a central network/server that has all the files etc on it.
The server is running Windows Server 2000 I think, the old computer I am replacing is running XP and that connects to both networks without a problem. The new Windows 7 one will connect to the wireless network fine, the wired network shows up but in properties it says "No internet access" and "No network access" and I can't access anything on it.
I've tried several solutions from looking around the net but nothing has worked.
Any ideas as to why it won't work? By all accounts networking is supposed to be easy on Windows 7, I'm certainly not finding that!
If you need more details I'll try to provide them but at the moment the new PC isn't set up because we needed the old put back to do work.

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10 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi majica8 welcome,

Are you using passwords on the other computers at work?
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10 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

As far as I'm aware, you can't connect to a domain using Windows 7 Home Premium, you need to be using Windows 7 Professional upwards.

You could, if you wish, upgrade to Win 7 Pro by using the Windows Anytime Upgrade route.

All you need to do is buy the upgrade product key from Microsoft or a Microsoft retailer. The upgrade completes from around ten minutes, depending how many updates you need to install first.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...nytime-upgrade
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10 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

As far as I'm aware, you can't connect to a domain using Windows 7 Home Premium, you need to be using Windows 7 Professional upwards.
That is true I didn't catch that.
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10 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
Welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

As far as I'm aware, you can't connect to a domain using Windows 7 Home Premium, you need to be using Windows 7 Professional upwards.

You could, if you wish, upgrade to Win 7 Pro by using the Windows Anytime Upgrade route.

All you need to do is buy the upgrade product key from Microsoft or a Microsoft retailer. The upgrade completes from around ten minutes, depending how many updates you need to install first.

Windows Anytime Upgrade - Upgrade your Windows 7 edition - Microsoft Windows
Seriously? I can't connect to another computer through a wired network on Home Premium?? Even though I can do it wirelessly?
Gee that'll make the boss happy

We use passwords on the other computers to login but that's all, the wired network isn't password protected.

Is there any other way I can set things up so it would work?
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10 Aug 2011   #6

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

If the computers are on a domain you can't use Home Premium, and even on a home network I believe the maximum number of computers you can have with HP is five.

Upgrading to Win 7 Professional will be the quickest way out of your dilemma. Tell your boss you found the solution - he'll love you for it and perhaps give you a raise.
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11 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by seavixen32 View Post
If the computers are on a domain you can't use Home Premium, and even on a home network I believe the maximum number of computers you can have with HP is five.

Upgrading to Win 7 Professional will be the quickest way out of your dilemma. Tell your boss you found the solution - he'll love you for it and perhaps give you a raise.
haha well I only work here on and off so that won't happen.
He's agreed to upgrade though so all the PCs will be running Windows 7 Pro 64 bit soon, although 2 of them also need more RAM first so need to get that OK'ed too.

Thanks for the help, hopefully I won't be back with problems setting things up once we've upgraded.
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11 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

You're very welcome. At least the boss has seen sense so I hope you get your network set up correctly when the time comes.
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