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Windows 7: Re-install now cannot access other machine?


28 Aug 2011   #1

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Re-install now cannot access other machine?

Prior to upgdrading from 32 to 64 bit Windows 7 I had no difficulty moving files between my Windows 7 computer and my wife's XP.

After doing so, there must be a security setting that requires attention.

I have right clicked my wife's computer explorer, selected Administrator (that's her), My documents and My pictures and checked off both instances of share this on the network.

However, I'm still getting the attached error on my screen when attempting to open one of those directories?

Mark



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28 Aug 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try and create a new share with the proper credentials and delete the old and try it again.
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28 Aug 2011   #3

Windows 7
 
 

I don't get the delete existing share and create a new one.

The Share box on the XP has 2 check off boxes with a share name in the middle of the two. If I unclick the boxes the share grays out. If I check the box and the share name appears I cannot delete the name and give it a new name.

I guess I'm missing something here (assuming this is the problem). I had no sharing problems with my wife's XP prior to my changing my Windows 7 to 64 bit--if that info helps.

Mark
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28 Aug 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

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28 Aug 2011   #5

Windows 7
 
 

I have a lot of trouble believing this problem is due to sharing. I've shared my computer with my wife's XP for the past 3 years with this particular computer--first (as shipped) with Vista, then Windows 7 32 bit and now (it seems problematically) with 64 bit--the only changed variable over time.

From what I've just read, this error is most likely a sharing problem OR something associated with 'Modifying the MaxUserPort Registry Entry.'

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29 Aug 2011   #6

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I had this same problem after my mom had to download some Oracle software to access her work's remote servers from home last December... it blew up my network (XP and Vista and 7 systems), and after that my XP desktop and the 7 Notebook REFUSED to see or communicate or do anything at all with each other, giving me the same exact error as it is giving you right now whenever I tried. However, come to find out just tonight, it all of a sudden has rediscovered the network and everything is fine again.

I don't know what happened or how it can be fixed, I didn't do anything at all... you might wind up having to wait it out like I did. It's probably a bug? Regardless, I hope it sorts itself out for you quicker than it did for me... it was a real pain to have to shuttle an external HDD/flash drive back and forth between them.
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29 Aug 2011   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Well, I'm sending my Thinkpad in for a fan replacement (Lenovo said that due to the way the thing is buried they don't want rookies doing home surgery) today or tomorrow so that should teach this thing a lesson about mis-behaving! Maybe it'll come back duly chastised and self-corrected. I'll let you guys know one way or another later.

Btw, after tomorrow I'll be offline for ~a week while the machine is in the hospital.
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30 Aug 2011   #8

Windows 7
 
 
Think I found the problem--but?

I checked the network connections from my Windows 7 machine and see that I do not appear connected to the XP machine.

I think I know what caused this problem but have no idea how to resolve it absent undoing the cause which would undo added function.

I added a Canon MX882 multi to the XP as a directly connected device. If I shared her printer as I had done with the previous printer through the network, I could not directly use the Canon's scan function on my computer. Canon said that I needed to activate the printer's wireless which I did. According to Canon, my computer would still connect to the router by Ethernet and the router would then connect to the printer by wireless. Sounded fine by me. I know that I'm not connected by wireless directly to anything since the Thinkpad requires a switch to be thrown to activate the radios--the switch is off.

Look at the attached screen shot and you'll see at the bottom of the page the XP computer and what appears to be Canon memory as not connected. [But that doesn't make sense since I can 'see' the XP machine from the Windows 7 machine]?

So, how do I 'add' back my wired connection through the router (springsnow) to my wife's XP and still maintain the router's current wireless connection to the printer?


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02 Sep 2011   #9

Windows 7
 
 

The Windows 7 machine is back from repair so I'd like to try and wrap up a solution to the communication problem.

To recap:

1. Although my Windows 7 and my wife's XP had been connected and transferring files just fine for years vis a vie a workgroup, it appears the addition of the Canon multi (not the change from 32 bit to 64 bit Windows 7) connected by ethernet to the XP and wireless to the router (enabling my Windows 7 connected by ethernet to the router to scan directly to the Canon vis a vie Canon's install CD) served to break the pre-existing, working network.

Although I presume I could undo the Canon/wireless install on my computer, and go back to the beginning and simply share her directly connected Canon, I would no longer have the ability to directly scan.

As you can see from my prior post the Windows 7 now belongs to a Local Area Connection called springsnow (which is the name of the router). The XP is not connected to same. Previously we were connected by a share/workgroup

The XP has to be 'sort of connected' since my explorer does see her computer but cannot access it (first post). Also, on an earlier screen shot you'll see her computer at the bottom left

I ran the network wizard from the XP and it naturally wants to create a workgroup and doesn't see my computer. While my Windows 7 wants a Homegroup which isn't seeing the XP.

Again, as opposed to dumping the current configuration and starting over uninstalling the wireless Canon setup on my computer, is there not a way to force these computers to see each other in a way consistent with total access and file sharing as existed previously?

Mark
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02 Sep 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Mark are you just using windows firewall or do you have a third party firewall on your computers?
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