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Windows 7: cant see xp machine under win7

19 Feb 2009   #1

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cant see xp machine under win7


I'm having some trouble networking windows 7 and xp sp3 machines together. The xp machine can see the Windows 7 machine and access its files but the windows 7 machine cannot see the xp machine. They are in the same workgroup. I've tried searching for the xp machine by ip and computer name, no luck. Both only have the standard windows firewall on them. Any suggestions? thank you in advance

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20 Feb 2009   #2

XP/win7 x86 build 7127

did you try SEARCHING this valuable information galaxy of a forum? Would be a good start, lots of good posts to read.... before repeating the same thread on here

try that
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20 Feb 2009   #3

windows 7

I opened some ports: 135-139 and 445

now i can do printer sharing. on the xp machine the Windows 7 shows up but i cannot access it. it gives me this message: "<computer name> is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. contact the Contact the addministrator of this server to find out if you have permissions.

the network path was not found"

the Windows 7 machine i can only see the xp machine by making a network map or searching "\\office". From there i can access the files.
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20 Feb 2009   #4

XP/win7 x86 build 7127

did you download and install the LLTP from MS for the XP machine?

[edit] i also assume that you have passwords setup on the accounts as well?
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