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Windows 7: Networking (to file share) between Windows 7 and Windows XP

09 May 2009   #101
adicontakt

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

i just installed win 7 rc and now i can"t see my laptop (win7) from my pc (win xp), both on the same workgroup, the problem it that i can turn on network discovery


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12 May 2009   #102
Ron7M

Win7
 
 
Blank Passwords

No you don't have to have a password to move files between Xp & Win7.
After you have shared a folder in Win7 use regedit and search for "blankpassword". You will get 3 hits. Ignore the first one and hit F3 to find the next. Change the value from 1 to 0. Hit F3 again and do it once more.
Exit and your done!
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12 May 2009   #103
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ron7M View Post
No you don't have to have a password to move files between Xp & Win7.
After you have shared a folder in Win7 use regedit and search for "blankpassword". You will get 3 hits. Ignore the first one and hit F3 to find the next. Change the value from 1 to 0. Hit F3 again and do it once more.
Exit and your done!
this is true, but less secure, reason why to use the user/pass accounts to manage. Also, this affects the security setup permissions used on an XP share. If someone has this setup on say "workgroup", and doesnt pay attention to where the laptop may roam, like a hotel or such, those shares will be exposed unless you turn everything off (filesharing) when you are not on your own private secure network. This is the good practical reason and feature that MS has implemented with the Home, Work, and Public type of network to choose from, instead of doing all this manually like done in the past. Or you just figured out to not use a common workgroup. how many family members do you know that go and setup their workgroup name? was about 10% in my case, lesson learned.
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12 May 2009   #104
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adicontakt View Post
i just installed win 7 rc and now i can"t see my laptop (win7) from my pc (win xp), both on the same workgroup, the problem it that i can turn on network discovery
did you install the LLTP on xp?
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12 May 2009   #105
adicontakt

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

it wrote bad the real message is "i just installed win 7 rc and now i can"t see my laptop (win7) from my pc (win xp), both on the same workgroup, the problem it that i CAN"T turn on network discovery"
sorry but what is LLTP?
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12 May 2009   #106
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by adicontakt View Post
it wrote bad the real message is "i just installed win 7 rc and now i can"t see my laptop (win7) from my pc (win xp), both on the same workgroup, the problem it that i CAN"T turn on network discovery"
sorry but what is LLTP?
Download details: Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder (KB922120)
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05 Nov 2009   #107
ronw73

win7
 
 
sharing xp win7

I had all the problems I've read in this forum

solved

Uninstalled Norton and installed PCtools on both

worked immediatly.

I had Pctools on xp and new laptop came with the .....p Norton.

Try that.

Ronw73
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08 Nov 2009   #108
ronw73

win7
 
 

Ihave xp pro on one laptop and new hp laptop with win 7

had problems but resolved (after many hours!) by getting rid of the rubbih virus programme that was shipped with the HP and installing PCtools as on my xp laptop
no problem

probable conflict between two diffent anti virus programmes.

Ron73
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11 Nov 2009   #109
kensiko

Win7 64 bits FR
 
 

Hello,

I'm using Windows 7 for the desktop computer and XP home for a netbook. The netbook always forget the password to connect to the Win7 desktop. I don't have this with XP pro because there's a check to make it remember the password.

Any solution ?
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30 Dec 2009   #110
hoakerk

W7
 
 

By disabling IPv6 on all systems, sharings are back to normal.

W7 <=> XP.

Hope it helps you.
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