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Windows 7: No Network 7 to XP

12 Feb 2013   #1
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
No Network 7 to XP

Hello again,

I've just reinstalled Windows 7 Professional 64-bit.

The Windows 7 machine can see the XP shares but the XP Home machine cannot see the Windows shared folders. The UAC is off for the moment and Win-7 seems to have the right workgroup. I'm sure this is a simple setting which I've missed. I can't find anything helpful in Control Panel.

I'd thought there was a setting 'allow sharing' somewhere, but I can't find it.

Internet's OK.

Any ideas?


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12 Feb 2013   #2
Northernsoul55

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hi Cheemag,

Im no expert on this matter but found you a tutorial that may help your cause

Also please see:

cheers

Dave
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15 Feb 2013   #3
Cheemag

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Northernsoul55 View Post
Hi Cheemag,

Im no expert on this matter but found you a tutorial that may help your cause

Also please see:

cheers

Dave
Thanks Dave. While working through that I found that the networking was set to require a password. Resetting that has cured the problem.

I knew it was something simple like that. Now on to the other problems ...
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15 Feb 2013   #4
Northernsoul55

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Glad it helped you out
Please mark this post solved if you feel your issue has been resolved.

Cheers

Dave
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16 Feb 2013   #5
Peabodskrim

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Being unable to enter a specific object/user (ie my own XP account) from my XP laptop in the Sharing or Security Tabs of the Properties of my Win 7 laptop's User Documents folder, because the only recognised “Locations” are on the Win 7 laptop, I am grateful for Cheemag's first link.

I have added “Everyone” in the Security Tab of My Documents >Properties, as recommended in the second post on that thread. This worked, thank you!

However I have now experimented further in the SEcurity Tab by adding from the Locations button the listed location "NETWORK" to the permission, and removing "Everyone". this also works, adn seems a narrower definition than "Everyone".

Neither solution seems ideal, but since I have a home network and am the only user of both these laptops in my own home, if I take one away with me I will be careful to disable all Sharing on both pcs till I return it.


Any further advice, please?
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16 Feb 2013   #6
Northernsoul55

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Please can you start your own thread in the "Network and sharing" section:

Network & Sharing - Windows 7 Support Forums

Cheers

Dave
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16 Feb 2013   #7
Peabodskrim

windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

OK - sorry!
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16 Feb 2013   #8
Northernsoul55

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

No Problem...thank you
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