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04 Nov 2009   #1

xp and win7
 
 
Windows 7 Network

I have a home network with 4 computers; 3 wireless, 1 Ethernet. When they were all XP, things were working fine. Now 2 of the wireless systems have been upgraded to Windows 7 with the "family Pack" retail upgrade.

I believe I have made all the proper permissions and security policies, but this is not working. The Windows 7 system can access the XP system folders. but the XP systems can see the Windows 7 system but get an access violation error.

I've tried some of the suggestions in other thread, no joy. I turned off the McAfee firewall, but that doesn't help.

XP doesn't know anything about "Homegroups" I have a work group name and its set on all systems,

What am I missing?

Regards,
HankS


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04 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 x64 HP, Windows 7 HP, Windows 7 Ult
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by HankS View Post
I have a home network with 4 computers; 3 wireless, 1 Ethernet. When they were all XP, things were working fine. Now 2 of the wireless systems have been upgraded to Windows 7 with the "family Pack" retail upgrade.

I believe I have made all the proper permissions and security policies, but this is not working. The Windows 7 system can access the XP system folders. but the XP systems can see the Windows 7 system but get an access violation error.

I've tried some of the suggestions in other thread, no joy. I turned off the McAfee firewall, but that doesn't help.

XP doesn't know anything about "Homegroups" I have a work group name and its set on all systems,

What am I missing?

Regards,
HankS

Welcome to Seven Forums, HankS.

Homegroups use IPv6, which Xp doesn't know about.

You need to ensure that the Windows 7 systems are set correctly for sharing, and that all the systems are in a "workgroup", not a "Homegroup".

For the sharing in Windows 7, click "properties" > share, set it available for "everyone" (it should default to read only) then go to "advanced sharing", click on share there also.
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04 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Turning off password protected sharing on the Win 7 machines usually fixes that error message.
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04 Nov 2009   #4

xp and win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Turning off password protected sharing on the Win 7 machines usually fixes that error message.

Thank you all for the welcome and the help.

I thought the password had something to do with it and missed the place to turn it off.

It all works now

HankS
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06 Nov 2009   #5

xp and win7
 
 

I fixed the problem that I started this thread with and though I got folders to share on the network with the Windows 7 system, I obviously haven't grasped it all just yet.

I got brave and tried to make the "Microsoft Games" folder sharable on the network. Surprise, I can't get it to share. It's seen, but no access.

I have all systems in the same workgroup, I've turned off password access, just like the others, still no access.

There was one difference when I went to set the sharing. When you select properties/sharing on the folder I noticed the only option available on the tab was "advanced sharing." The top share button was grayed out. Why? On the other shared folders, I could use the "share" button. I went to the advanced sharing and went though the permissions rigmarole assigning "Everyone" to no avail.

HankS
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