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Windows 7: Network issues Windows 7 to Vista

17 Jan 2014   #11
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Mike, I take it you know both pc's must be ON to be able to get access from one to the other. Here is another method to do file sharing. File sharing 2.docx




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17 Jan 2014   #12
Mike E

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Both PCs have now been on Non stop for 10 days. My Win 7 PC already has been setup as you suggested. Cannot see how this can be done in Vista as they do not have a library system (Although apparently there is a Heath Robinson method of setting up a close approximation)

However I think that maybe we are getting beyond where my issue lies. I cannot access the Vista PC at all from my Win 7 machine, so it is not File Access but a PC access thing. I am shut out, the door is locked and bolted. The only way I can tell that there is a second PC on the Network is because it is listed in the Directory under Network (and of course the Network & Sharing Schematic).
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17 Jan 2014   #13
Mike E

Windows 7 x64
 
 

This Network Password conundrum is the issue & I cannot get past it. Picture posted.

MIKE2-PC is the Vista second machine, as viewed in my Win 7 PC Explorer view.

When I click on that > Up pops the Network Password page. There are only two passwords and names that I use when applied to the PCs & Network. I have tried both, mixed & matched them & even tried empty entries > and all that happens is the Pop-up reappears with my last failed attempt at the top telling me to have another shot.

Just to reiterate > I have no difficulty in accessing the Win 7 PC from the Vista PC. I can also access the printer & the internet, without problems from both machines. The flaw is just PC access from the Primary Win 7 PC to the second Vista PC.


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17 Jan 2014   #14
Roderunner

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Mike,
Do you have to enter your password when starting your pc's ?
Read this link.
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18 Jan 2014   #15
Mike E

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Yes > the User IDs which are the same on both machines & has been tried without success
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18 Jan 2014   #16
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Generally speaking when you keep getting a prompt to enter user name and password for no apparent reason the time/date settings are out of sync on those two machines.

I only see two machines and a printer in the Network list so I'm not sure where the "second" Vista machine is, seems like a third machine should be on the Network list.
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18 Jan 2014   #17
Mike E

Windows 7 x64
 
 

There is not a third machine.

There is Mike-PC (The primary Win 7 PC)
and
Mike2-PC (The secondary Vista PC)

I have already read about the Clock Synch thing & tried First to synchronise the two PCs exactly. That did not work (Same problem). Secondly I tried another forum suggestion and set the Vista PC 1 hour behind the Win 7 PC. That did not work either.
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19 Jan 2014   #18
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike E View Post
There is not a third machine.

There is Mike-PC (The primary Win 7 PC)
and
Mike2-PC (The secondary Vista PC)

I have already read about the Clock Synch thing & tried First to synchronise the two PCs exactly. That did not work (Same problem). Secondly I tried another forum suggestion and set the Vista PC 1 hour behind the Win 7 PC. That did not work either.
Can you access the Public folders on the Vista machine?
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19 Jan 2014   #19
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Please see these links:

How do I make Windows 7 HomeGroup content accessible to Vista and XP? - TechRepublic.

How to Make Windows 7 Connect to a HomeGroup With Vista | eHow

https://www.it.cornell.edu/security/...haringwin7.cfm

Legacy Networking - Simple File Sharing

There are a couple of possible methods:

Turning off password protected sharing.

Using shared folders

Disabling simple file sharing.
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20 Jan 2014   #20
Mike E

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Thanks andrew129260 > Will look into your various suggestions over the next couple of days.

In answer to Chev65's question. > I have two computers >
#1 Primary is a Win 7 PC (MIKE-PC on the diagram).
#2 Secondary is a Vista PC (MIKE2-PC).

The #2 PC can access just about everything on my #1 (Win 7) PC. There are also no internal access problems within the Vista PC > I am the administrator and there are no other Accounts. The Public folders are used all the time.

My #1 PC cannot access the #2 (Vista) machine at all. In short > I cannot access the Public folders on the Vista machine from the Win 7 machine. I keep getting the "Network Password" thing, which unable to get past. Besides the obvious PC Administrator Account Names/Passwords & the Network Name/password, I have tried every conceivable password that I use even close to the PCs, in every combination, including 'Blanks' etc.).
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