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Windows 7: another XP/7 networking problem, with a slight twist


11 Nov 2009   #1

7 pro
 
 
another XP/7 networking problem, with a slight twist

Hi everyone,

It seems that sharing files between win 7 and xp is quiete the common problem. However, I am not finding a clear answer. I read through a lot of posts on different forums, and tried many of the suggestions.

I am running win 7 pro on my laptop, and win xp pro on my desktop. I have both machines in the same workgroup. I ran the wizard for file sharing on the XP machine, and it can succesfully see my other XP home computer on the network. On the win 7 laptop I went through the set up for sharing as outlined in the forums. So basically network discovery etc is on, im not using home groups etc. If i look in my network folder, I see no other computers, except of course for my own shares. I installed a fix on the XP machine which was suggested, called the link layer something ( i forget the name now, I could look it up). Still nothing.

Here is the twist. If i type in \\ipadress then I can access the XP machine shares without ANY problems. (copied some files jsut as a test). Similarly, I can access the Win 7 shares from XP using the above method.

Now, how do I get the computers to pop up in my network window, so I can actually view which computers are available and select my shares?

Oh, and I dont believe that I have to wait 15 minutes for the computers to actually get discovered. That would be a pretty big mistake on the part of windows 7, given that Xp discoveres without delay.


Any advice would help. Even point me to a forum post i missed.

Thanks

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11 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Woland View Post
Hi everyone,

It seems that sharing files between win 7 and xp is quiete the common problem. However, I am not finding a clear answer. I read through a lot of posts on different forums, and tried many of the suggestions.

I am running win 7 pro on my laptop, and win xp pro on my desktop. I have both machines in the same workgroup. I ran the wizard for file sharing on the XP machine, and it can succesfully see my other XP home computer on the network. On the win 7 laptop I went through the set up for sharing as outlined in the forums. So basically network discovery etc is on, im not using home groups etc. If i look in my network folder, I see no other computers, except of course for my own shares. I installed a fix on the XP machine which was suggested, called the link layer something ( i forget the name now, I could look it up). Still nothing.

Here is the twist. If i type in \\ipadress then I can access the XP machine shares without ANY problems. (copied some files jsut as a test). Similarly, I can access the Win 7 shares from XP using the above method.

Now, how do I get the computers to pop up in my network window, so I can actually view which computers are available and select my shares?

Oh, and I dont believe that I have to wait 15 minutes for the computers to actually get discovered. That would be a pretty big mistake on the part of windows 7, given that Xp discoveres without delay.


Any advice would help. Even point me to a forum post i missed.

Thanks
since IP works but not mchine name/share. It is a dns/dhcp problem. what router are you using?

Ken J
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11 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

On the 7 machine Change Advanced sharing settings>Home Network and disable network discovery.

Then run gpedit.msc go to Computer Configuration>Windows Settings>Security Settings>Network List Manager Policies Under Network Name enter the name of your network and under Unidentified and Identifying networks set to private.. reboot
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06 Dec 2009   #4

7 pro
 
 

ok sorry for the long no response. I was away.

I basically reinstalled the win xp machine. Now on the XP machine I am able to access my other XP computers and share files with them. Everything is peachy.

However, I cant access anything from the Win 7 laptop. I cant even ping my other computers. I have a trendnet wireless router. I tried what the previous poster suggested, and that still did not work.

Why doesnt Windows 7 connect with xp machines easily? Is this even supported? How can I ping the xp machines from 7.
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