Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Can Win 7 Network With Earlier Versions of Windows?

26 May 2012   #1
TomBrooklyn

Win 7 Pro
 
 
Can Win 7 Network With Earlier Versions of Windows?

Can Windows 7 network with earlier versions of Windows?


I am trying to network from a Windows 7 Pro computer to an XP Pro one; and I can't get it to work.

I am using Workgroup.

On the Win 7 computer, I can see the XP computer, as well as the My Documents folder I want to access; but when I try to open it, I am denied permission.

I am using Ethernet through a Westell 327w I got from Verizon a few years ago. I updated the firmware. Not sure if it's related, but this router is unable to connect to some webpages sometimes.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
26 May 2012   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

It can work. One thing to consider is when you use Homegroup win 7 uses IPv6, and older hardware IPv4. Sometimes this causes trouble. You can test for this by setting up a new network connection and use "workgroup". Work-group uses IPv4.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 May 2012   #3
TomBrooklyn

Win 7 Pro
 
 

Hi ZigZag,
I am using Workgroup, not Homegroup. It would have been a good idea for me to note that in my Original Post. I edited it in for the benefit with future readers.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

27 May 2012   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Hi Tom,

Try these settings on the win7 computer

Can Win 7 Network With Earlier Versions of Windows?-network_options.jpg Can Win 7 Network With Earlier Versions of Windows?-network_options2.jpg


And make sure you have the folders you want shared on the XP computer marked as shared folders.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Can Win 7 Network With Earlier Versions of Windows?




Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
windows 7 x64 file renaming- all earlier threads did not help !
well, tried a lot of renaming tools, but they are all too old and do not work properly in windows 7 . one of the problems is that most of my files are alredy named by windows like : file (1) file (2) file (3) ........ all i want is to change this and add one or two digits: (01) or...
General Discussion
Earlier Version of Windows - edit sub menu
I have a minimal installation of Windows XP here, since I had to install it before I could "upgrade" to Windows 7. In addition, I have partitions which contain an exact copy of my old Win2K and WinXP installations (using Paragon Hard Disk Manager). The OS Selections menu on boot up shows both...
Installation & Setup
files strangely reverting to earlier versions of the same file
Hi, Not really sure if this is a network problem, but I couldn't get help in other rooms. I'm on a Win7Ultimate computer at work, primarily accessing storage over a network... A few days ago I started having an issue where I would make changes to a file (always powerpoint files so far), save...
Network & Sharing
Earlier version of windows in boot menu
How can I get rid of "Earlier version of Windows" from the boot menu? The Boot tab of MSCONFIG does not show this entry.
General Discussion
Which versions of 7 for this network setup
I run a small business with multiple locations. I need the following setup. Main office: Quickbooks server and LAN (3 computers total) 2 remote offices: VPN to the Quickbooks server Right now I have everything working with Vista Home Premium on all PC's, but am limited by the 1 active VPN...
Network & Sharing
Previous Versions on Network Drives
I've got a file server running 2003 that has shadow copy set up on shares that I have set up as network drives. On XP clients you had to install a shadow copy client. On Vista it just worked built in. I'm running the Windows 7 Ultimate RTM version now and I can get previous versions on any LOCAL...
Network & Sharing


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:44.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App