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Windows 7: Sharing 7 DVD drive with XP machine

16 Jan 2012   #1
Exodus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Sharing 7 DVD drive with XP machine

Hello,

Im trying to create a network between two laptops; one has a DVD drive (Windows 7) and the other doesnt (Windows XP), all I want to do is make the DVD drive accessible by the Windows XP machine - youd think it would be easy? Apparently not.
I cant get the two to be on the same network, no matter what I do to the workgroup name or anything; they both have the same workgroup name but nothing is happening, both have all the sharing settings correct (or so I believe) but nothing is happening.
I dont want to share photos, documents, music or even movies - I just want the DVD drive.

Is this possible? If so how? Im getting so frustrated with it.

Thanks for any help


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16 Jan 2012   #2
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Don't know whether this information will help, but I'll post the link anyway.

How to use the Simple File Sharing feature to share files in Windows XP
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16 Jan 2012   #3
stormy13
Microsoft MVP

Win 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Can the XP machine see the Windows 7 computer? You tried right clicking on the drive in Explorer and selecting Sharing?

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Granted it was between my computer and my wife's laptop, both running Windows 7; but it worked no problems.


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