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: Sharing by Windows 7 home to multiple OS network

11 Mar 2014   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
Sharing by Windows 7 home to multiple OS network


I have a network with multiple OS machines (around 20), sharing files from windows 7 home device.

There is no problem viewing/editing files by other windows 7 machines, the problem that sometimes (3-5 times a day) windows XP machines stops from being able to access the shared files and I have to restart the machine (the sharing device) so that windows XP be able to access it again.

I don't know if the sharing device windows version is the reason of all this or not ! Is it related to the number of computers trying to access it in the same time ?

The weird thing is, win7 devices never faced a problem access files on that win7 home, even at the time when winXP devices stop from being able to access it.

Any ideas how to fix this ?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Mar 2014   #2
Microsoft MVP

Win7 & Win8 64bit

Welcome to Seven Forums,

You may start with disabling the Power Management on the XP computers - see attached image.

Also, change the Speed & Duplex of your NIC, fiddle with the setting - see attached image.

Attached Images
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Sharing by Windows 7 home to multiple OS network

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads for2: Sharing by Windows 7 home to multiple OS network
Thread Forum
File sharing on Home network Network & Sharing
Network Sharing Problem. Connecting Desktop to home network Network & Sharing
Issue area: Mixed-network file sharing with Windows 7 Home Premium Network & Sharing
File sharing across a home network Network & Sharing
Sharing a folder on a home network? 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 05:33 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App