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: windows 7 (64bit) network w/ windows ultimate (32bit)

29 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 
windows 7 (64bit) network w/ windows ultimate (32bit)

Hello, i have a problem and hopefully somewhere out in the vast world there is an answer. i need to access files on my windows ultimate 32 bit desktop from my windows 7 home premium laptop wireless. both computers are connected to the internet through AT&T uverse router (if that matters at all) just not to each other. although im fairly familiar with windows, i have 0 clue on how to accomplish this feat so please instruct me from scratch. i know windows vista is incompatible with "homegroups" so i have to set up a network. i followed the 'network & sharing' guide for my folder but still no luck, can someone throw me a bone?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

29 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

can anyone help me? is my question unclear?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
29 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aquaphire View Post
Hello, i have a problem and hopefully somewhere out in the vast world there is an answer. i need to access files on my windows ultimate 32 bit desktop from my windows 7 home premium laptop wireless. both computers are connected to the internet through AT&T uverse router (if that matters at all) just not to each other. although im fairly familiar with windows, i have 0 clue on how to accomplish this feat so please instruct me from scratch. i know windows vista is incompatible with "homegroups" so i have to set up a network. i followed the 'network & sharing' guide for my folder but still no luck, can someone throw me a bone?
Hi Aquaphire, welcome to SF!

Microsoft.com has a great walkthrough & video about networking computers running different versions of Windows, I'd check that out first.

There's also a thread over at Microsoft TechNet that has good step-by-step instructions for the same process.

I hope those sites help you out! Good luck and let us know if you have any more questions.

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


30 Dec 2009   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 
still need help

i've gone over those steps again and again, then another time over. no matter what i do the computers cant see each others' shared folders. i've made sure the shared name "workgroup" is the same, ive made sure the shared files/folders permissions and network name matched aswell, both computers are fully updated. im at the point where im tearing my own hair out and beyond. can somebody please tell me whats wrong?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2009   #5
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Is this a normal connecting from one machine to another over a home network?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

yes a standard network file sharing between 2 computers
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2009   #7

Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit) *** Windows XP SP3 (32-bit), OSX 10.6
 
 

The following quote is from Microsoft MVP on a Microsoft Answers thread: Sharing files & folder between XP ,Vista,Seven with password protected

Quote:
Configure firewalls on all machines to allow the Local Area Network (LAN) traffic as trusted. With Windows Firewall, turning on Windows 7's File and Printer Sharing as above will take care of this for you. If you aren't running a third-party firewall or have an antivirus/security program with its own firewall component, then you're fine. With third-party firewalls, I usually configure the LAN allowance with an IP range. Ex. would be 192.168.1.0-192.168.1.254. Obviously you would substitute your correct subnet. Refer to any third party security program's Help or user forums for how to properly configure its firewall. Do not run more than one firewall. DO NOT TURN OFF FIREWALLS; CONFIGURE THEM CORRECTLY.
Sorry if you've already done this, but please check your firewall settings. Let us know.Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 Dec 2009   #8
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Aquaphire View Post
yes a standard network file sharing between 2 computers
Then no need for VPN type network. It's up to you, but i feel if there are people within your neck of the woods that you can't trust with your data, than maybe you should not share it at all (connectivity to your machine that is).
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 windows 7 (64bit) network w/ windows ultimate (32bit)




Thread Tools



Similar help and support threads for2: windows 7 (64bit) network w/ windows ultimate (32bit)
Thread Forum
How can I run 32bit programs on a 64bit machine? Windows 7 / Ultimate Installation & Setup
Migrating from Windows 7 ultimate 32bit to 64bit help Installation & Setup
BSOD when dual booting Windows Vista 32bit and Windows 7 64bit BSOD Help and Support
windows 32bit or 64bit Windows Updates & Activation
Windows 7 32bit to 64bit Installation & Setup
Upgrading from Windows ultimate 32bit to Ultimate 64bit Installation & Setup

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 07:43 AM.
Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App
  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33