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Windows 7: STILL cannot see Win7 from XP and XP from Win7

12 Oct 2011   #11
rdettwyler

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Thank you all for your input, but you seem to have missed the point, which is this: XP cannot see Win7 computers and vice versa. Nada. Not at all. Nothing. Further, I have also mentioned that I shared a printer on the Win7, that cannot be seen on the XP, and did not mention anything about folders.

As we say in NY, "fugedaboudit!"


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12 Oct 2011   #12
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Sometimes you have to share something to see the other PC, sometimes we overlook the obvious, since you can ping, (you have connectivity)... Im trying to help you narrow down the possibilities.
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12 Oct 2011   #13
rdettwyler

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

As stated in previous post, I shared a printer.
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12 Oct 2011   #14
Darryl Licht

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit Steve Ballmer Signature Edition
 
 

Try deleting and recreating the shared printer both on the host PC and on the clients... make sure sharing on host is set to everybody!
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12 Oct 2011   #15
rdettwyler

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

I have recreated the printer three times on the host. It is shared so that everyone can print to it over the network. The printer cannot be added to the XP PC because the PC doesn't see it. I have tried to add it manually, as opposed to selecting it from a list of printers in the workgroup, as it doesn't appear in that list.
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12 Oct 2011   #16
rdettwyler

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

It is now available on the XP. I added it by using the IP address of the host. XP still cannot see the Win7 PCs but at least I can print.
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12 Oct 2011   #17
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rdettwyler View Post
Thank you all for your input, but you seem to have missed the point, which is this: XP cannot see Win7 computers and vice versa. Nada. Not at all. Nothing. Further, I have also mentioned that I shared a printer on the Win7, that cannot be seen on the XP, and did not mention anything about folders.

As we say in NY, "fugedaboudit!"
Did you set the Windows7 network as private? I don't think I miss the point at all. You won't get anything until you get the network set to the only configuration that's compatible across the OS gulf. That's the hassle. They changed how it is from XP.

In a bit of counter-intuitive parlance, MS makes the machines available to everyone if you set them as Private. If you set them as Public, nobody can see them. Got it?
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12 Oct 2011   #18
rdettwyler

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Do you mean Home, Work and Public? If so, then yes, Win7 is and has been set to Home network.
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12 Oct 2011   #19
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

What do you mean by "see" where are you looking in?
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12 Oct 2011   #20
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rdettwyler View Post
Do you mean Home, Work and Public? If so, then yes, Win7 is and has been set to Home network.
Good luck man. I'm not going to be in the middle of soup here. Let me know when you fix it.
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