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Windows 7: desktop and laptop not on same network

20 Oct 2012   #1
fspsyco

windows 7 home premium 64 bit
 
 
desktop and laptop not on same network

hello every one about 3 weeks ago i got my pc back up and running and i had been using my moms laptop for a ton of stuff and i want to transfer some stuff over the net work but the issue is that i can not seem to get them to run on the same home group but i can tell my pc knows its there because windows media player shows the laptop but even then i cant get into my library of music i have tried removing my my pc from my home group and seeing if hers will show but nothing so can any one help?


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20 Oct 2012   #2
Night Hawk

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, W10 Preview - Second remote tower Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Have a usb flash drive or drive in an external enclosure? Backing your files up from the laptop to transfer over to the desktop and then having WMP there perform an all media search during the initial setup as well as creating the new playlists will take care of the playback issues immediately.

As for the network situation if you have a router coming off of the dsl or cable modem the laptop connects by way of the guest network while the host pc connects through the host network configured to the ISP and router. If the router has a firewall you would have to set that up with password protestion and then may have had to create a usb set up key with a flash drive to see the laptop added on in order to share the connection.

The other option for file transfers between two machines you could opt for would ne the TeamViewer program where the two use the remote desktop connection to get sterted and then you would use the file transfer wizard which is a bit more time consuming however. TeamViewer

You'll see where DocBrown pointed out the file sharing capability of the program in the thread seen there. Recently I had quite a successful review of the program. In fact you can see how that looked here when accessing the main Ultimate case here from the second 7 Pro case I put together lately from spare parts? as well as seeing onto the 7 Pro case from the main.


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