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

29 Dec 2009   #1
Aquaphire

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?


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29 Dec 2009   #2
Aquaphire

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

can anyone help me? is my question unclear?
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29 Dec 2009   #3
WalkerA WinTeam

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
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30 Dec 2009   #4
Aquaphire

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?
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30 Dec 2009   #5
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Is this a normal connecting from one machine to another over a home network?
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30 Dec 2009   #6
Aquaphire

Windows 7 Home Premium (64 bit)
 
 

yes a standard network file sharing between 2 computers
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30 Dec 2009   #7
WalkerA WinTeam

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

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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
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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).
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