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Windows 7: Windows 07 Cannot See Windows XP Machine


12 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 07 RC
 
 
Windows 07 Cannot See Windows XP Machine

I've been trying for about four hours to figure out what is wrong here. The workgroup is set the same on both machines, and I can view and ping my windows 07 computer and any shared folders from the XP one, but when I try to view my XP computer it isn't there. Even if I type it's network name in the adress bar it doesn't work. If I ping it, it returns "Request timed out".


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12 Aug 2009   #2

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NicholasRoge View Post
I've been trying for about four hours to figure out what is wrong here. The workgroup is set the same on both machines, and I can view and ping my windows 07 computer and any shared folders from the XP one, but when I try to view my XP computer it isn't there. Even if I type it's network name in the adress bar it doesn't work. If I ping it, it returns "Request timed out".

Hi Nicholasroge,

It sounds like a firewall issue, Have you tried disabling Windows firewall on both machines? Do you also use any other Anti-Virus/firewall software besides WF?

Steven
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12 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NicholasRoge View Post
I've been trying for about four hours to figure out what is wrong here. The workgroup is set the same on both machines, and I can view and ping my windows 07 computer and any shared folders from the XP one, but when I try to view my XP computer it isn't there. Even if I type it's network name in the adress bar it doesn't work. If I ping it, it returns "Request timed out".
Do you have all the permisions set in advance sharing?

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12 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 07 RC
 
 

*epic facepalm* I turned off the firewall in McAfee on XP and 7 and sure enough, I can see the XP computer in my network display. However when I try to go into it, I now get a pop-up dialogue telling me to enter my network password... No idea what to put there.
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12 Aug 2009   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NicholasRoge"
*epic facepalm* I turned off the firewall in McAfee on XP and 7 and sure enough, I can see the XP computer in my network display. However when I try to go into it, I now get a pop-up dialogue telling me to enter my network password... No idea what to put there.
If your working from 7, type your logon credentials from the XP-PC, if it's doesn't work, click on add another user (or similar) and re-type them
If it still doesn't work, try enabling the admin account in XP and try accessing XP from 7 using the admin credentials(worked for me).
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12 Aug 2009   #6

Windows 07 RC
 
 

Nope. That doesn't seem to work.
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12 Aug 2009   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NicholasRoge View Post
Nope. That doesn't seem to work.
Have you turned off password protected sharing?

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12 Aug 2009   #8

Windows 07 RC
 
 

Yes, it's off.
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12 Aug 2009   #9

win 7 64 RTM
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NicholasRoge View Post
Yes, it's off.
is your network setup as public or private
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12 Aug 2009   #10

Windows 07 RC
 
 

To be honest, I couldn't tell you. Where would I see that at?
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