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Windows 7: networking win 7 and vista enterprise

23 Mar 2012   #1

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
networking win 7 and vista enterprise

i have a win 7 home premium and a win vista enterprise

i am trying to network so that i can use the printer that's on the vista. i have read a lot of the posts and have tried all of the solutions that i could find.

the main issue i am having is that it keeps asking me for a "network password" when i try to connect to the vista.

both computers have time and date set accurately
both are in the same "workgroup"
both have the same username and password
both have password protected sharing turned off
both have printer and file sharing turned on
both are listed in the same network (7=lan and vista=wireless)
both virus protections and firewalls have been gone over

if i had hair i would be pulling it out. also i can see the vista listed as a network device and i can ping it.

any new ideas would be greatly appreciated

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23 Mar 2012   #2

 
 

Hello aunty m, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums!

In my experience, the "network password" requested would be the "User Name" and "Password" of the Vista user.

Have you followed the 7 "Add a network printer" to connect your 7 computer to the Vista printer?

Cheers!
Robert
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23 Mar 2012   #3
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

How are you trying to connect to vista, via mapping drive or RDP??

Can you screen shot the prompt?
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23 Mar 2012   #4

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

yes. both computers have the same user account and same password. and when i try to add new printer, it just wont connect to the vista computer. i tried browsing and going straight through the ip add.
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23 Mar 2012   #5

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aunty m View Post
yes. both computers have the same user account and same password. and when i try to add new printer, it just wont connect to the vista computer. i tried browsing and going straight through the ip add.
Next question is: What Firewall are you using?
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23 Mar 2012   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

If the printer is already installed on Windows 7 and shared out, you do not "add printer" on vista at least not in the usual way.

From Vista type \\windows7name and see what shares you can access.
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23 Mar 2012   #7

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

as far as i know, win 7 home versions don't have RDP.



this what pops up again and again and again...
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23 Mar 2012   #8

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 

my screen shots are not appearing..

right now both have windows firewall...

the printer is on the vista, i cant get the box w/7 to access the vista to add the printer because it keeps asking for a network password
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23 Mar 2012   #9

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aunty m View Post
my screen shots are not appearing..
Take a look at these and see if they are helpful?

Screenshot and Upload using MWSnap

Screenshot with Paint

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html

Cheers!
Robert
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23 Mar 2012   #10

windows 7 home premium 64bit
 
 
screen shots

hope this worked


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