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Windows 7: Windows 07 Cannot See Windows XP Machine

12 Aug 2009   #11
visy199

XP SP2
 
 

Make a screenshot with advanced sharing settings and post it here!


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12 Aug 2009   #12
chinga69

xp/vista/win7/win8/10 tech preview
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NicholasRoge View Post
To be honest, I couldn't tell you. Where would I see that at?
open the network and sharing center
then top right hand side click on change advanced sharing settings
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12 Aug 2009   #13
chinga69

xp/vista/win7/win8/10 tech preview
 
 

ok i just tried it on mine you have to turn off password protected sharing under the public tab
and then you will not get the user and password pop up box it should let you straight in
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12 Aug 2009   #14
NicholasRoge

Windows 07 RC
 
 

I've decided just to install windows 07 on this computer as well. The homegroup thing seems awfully convenient.
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12 Aug 2009   #15
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

You do not need to set up homegroup in order to share files. In fact it's easier if you don't use it.
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12 Aug 2009   #16
zay

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

If the XP machine is prompting you for a usename and password, that means you need to do one of two things: enable the guest account (less secure) on the xp machine, or add a password for the account on the xp machine that you want to connect with. Hope this helps.
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13 Aug 2009   #17
NicholasRoge

Windows 07 RC
 
 

No, no. It's the Windows 07 machine that's prompting me for the username and password.
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13 Aug 2009   #18
visy199

XP SP2
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NicholasRoge View Post
No, no. It's the Windows 07 machine that's prompting me for the username and password.
Enter the username and password(create one if you don't have) of XP machine!
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13 Aug 2009   #19
NicholasRoge

Windows 07 RC
 
 

I have tried that. I created a new account (on the XP machine) with the username externAdmin and the password test, however when I try to use these credentials on the Windows 7 machine, they don't work.
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13 Aug 2009   #20
chinga69

xp/vista/win7/win8/10 tech preview
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NicholasRoge View Post
I have tried that. I created a new account (on the XP machine) with the username externAdmin and the password test, however when I try to use these credentials on the Windows 7 machine, they don't work.
you just enter the username and password for the win7 machine that you log on with

and if its prompting for that you have not turned off password protected sharing
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