Setup is as follows: Laptop windows 7 64 bit. Desktop windows xp service pack 2.
Before today, had the computers (along with a 3rd laptop which has the exact same details as above) connected via a workgroup. Today I moved the internet from one provider to another, and my file and printer sharing was no longer operational.
Its worth noting that I only was able to go from windows 7 and access files and a printer connectd to the windows xp computer, and not the other way...frankly thats how it was before, and I am ok with that.
I tried alot of things, before reading that I should check windows firewall. So i shut off windows firewall on the xp computer, and low and bhold i can access files and the network printer as I used to be able to.
So that said, I read (by a user I believe from this forum, not sure) that I need to configure windows firewall for trusted access (I think it was access, maybe I have the word wrong). I have no idea how to do this, and my google searching has not taken me very far.
Would super appreciate assistance configuring my firewall.