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Windows 7: why is networking so hard


11 Sep 2009   #1

windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 
why is networking so hard

ok on the ultimate edition x64

now ever since they changed the networkign setups and access in vista, ive hated it and it stresses me out.

i wish that the people that gain the software have the option to select classic mode so that we could use xp pro set up etc.

i went to do the setup in windows 7 and all it sesm to have done is do its own thing and wont pick up any other system , but does hw ever tell the user that all the other system have to go by its setup which i think is just stupid and childish.

for all thats mighty please help, or im never moving from xp pro ever untill they sort this out.

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11 Sep 2009   #2

Windows 7 RC 7100
 
 

If you wait for Microsoft to change you won't ever move to 7. That being said you can set 7 up just like XP or 2000 or NT, you just do in a slightly different way. I'm running Home Premium so this tutorial will be for that version, Ultimate will have the same structure though. If you have 7 on all networked computers then just use Homegroup if you want to, I've heard its easy but have not tried it, I have some Vista and XP networked computers so I can’t use Homegroup.

1) If you don't have 7 on all computers you have to stop Homegroup. So hit window key, type network, chose network and sharing center. Chose Change Advanced Settings. Settings:

Turn on network discovery
Turn on file and printer sharing
Turn off Public folder sharing, unless you want everyone to be able to read and write files in the Public folders
If you have XP through 7 use 128-bit if not use 40 - 56 bit.....AFAIK?
Turn on password protected sharing
Use user accounts and passwords to connect to other computers

2) Now go to Start type netplwiz, you can use Computer Management in Ultimate but in Home Premium thats a no.no. us Home Premium users are not that "sophisticated"
Add an account for every user that will share files or printers on your computer

3) Now go to Start/Computer
Right click on any drive/folder you want to share and choose Share with….Specific people, add your users or just select everyone
4) You can disable the 2 Homegroup services in services.msc if you want to.
5)Thats it...actually pretty painless.
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11 Sep 2009   #3

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mathewlisett View Post
ok on the ultimate edition x64

now ever since they changed the networkign setups and access in vista, ive hated it and it stresses me out.

i wish that the people that gain the software have the option to select classic mode so that we could use xp pro set up etc.

i went to do the setup in windows 7 and all it sesm to have done is do its own thing and wont pick up any other system , but does hw ever tell the user that all the other system have to go by its setup which i think is just stupid and childish.

for all thats mighty please help, or im never moving from xp pro ever untill they sort this out.
Matthew

You can help us help you be filling in your system specs (lower left corner) so we know what hardware you are trying to network

Ken
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11 Sep 2009   #4

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mathewlisett View Post
ok on the ultimate edition x64

now ever since they changed the networkign setups and access in vista, ive hated it and it stresses me out.

i wish that the people that gain the software have the option to select classic mode so that we could use xp pro set up etc.

i went to do the setup in windows 7 and all it sesm to have done is do its own thing and wont pick up any other system , but does hw ever tell the user that all the other system have to go by its setup which i think is just stupid and childish.

for all thats mighty please help, or im never moving from xp pro ever untill they sort this out.
Thats an incomplete info man. Please tell us what are the problems that you are facing in the setup? What all things have you tried so far?
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11 Sep 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Dinesh

Hi it seems great minds do think alike

Ken
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11 Sep 2009   #6

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Hi ken, yeah that's right, u hate ppl blaming Windows 7 jut because they dont know how to use it.
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11 Sep 2009   #7

Windows 7
 
 

Heck guys half the fun is figuring out what exactly the end user is trying to ask.

Quote from I, Robot - *That*, Detective, is the right question.
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11 Sep 2009   #8

windows 7 ultimate x86
 
 

sorry folks, i guess when i do soemthign and it doesnt work or at least i can see it workign i guet stress and frustated .

i eventually figured out that the "host" in the network was in fact the other machine that i had networked to.

now normal in xp it would state the name of the machine hence why i didnt think it was working.

and it seems you cat even change the name of the "host" either.

at least i got the networking sorted.
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11 Sep 2009   #9

Windows® 8 Pro (64-bit)
 
 

Glad to hear that you sorted it out.
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