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

18 Mar 2009   #31

Windows 7 x64 (7057)
 
 

So is mine, I have a Canon i960 plugged into my windows XP pro computer downstairs via USB. the closest I have come to getting it to work is browsing the XP computer via running the IP. "windows key + r" opens the run dialogue, i then punch in the IP address of the XP computer on the network and I can browse the shared folders and the shared printer on it. however I can connect to the printer because it has no driver, and wont connect to windows update to get one. I have tried manually adding it via ip address under the devices and printer screen but no go...I can install this way with a driver but it hangs, like it did not install properly. I guess it is the drivers fault now unfortunately

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18 Mar 2009   #32

Win 7
 
 

Drivers for canon i960 here Microsoft Update Catalog
maker sure you download the correct architecture amd64 = 64 bit, x86 = 32 bit.
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19 Mar 2009   #33

Windows 7
 
 

Just installed 7057 after reading all over the web how speedy and stable etc it is.
Now I have the same issue not being able to see my XP network. Don't fancy giving up on it yet as I spent 3 hours trying to see what I had done wrong, only to find this post after all else failed.
The XP machines can see my PC on the LAN, but I can't see them.

I can see another PC on my network, but that's running Windows 7 7000.
Anyone have any ideas why it's not working, or what's different from 7057 from 7000?
Will do some more searching to see if anyone has figured how to resolve the issue, if I find anything of use, I post it up.
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19 Mar 2009   #34

Windows 7
 
 

You can acces the folders and files on the XP machines, by manualy typing in the location ie: \\BobsPC\Music
I'm going to just drag/drop the folders to shortcuts in Favourites maybe.'
Better than nothing until a fix or new build comes along.
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25 Mar 2009   #35

windows 7 (7057)
 
 

I have been trying to get an answer to the problem for about a week now. I too have 3 computers using windows XP, and my computer that has a dual boot of windows 7 (7000) and windows 7 (7057). When i compare the 2 systems, i see there is an issue with IPv6 Connectivity: with build 7057. It says no network access. I can't access any of the shared computers in build 7057, but everything works fine in 7000. I have tried reinstalling tcpipv6, but there is no real way to do it. If i click see full map in the network and sharing center, the xp computers are there, but the computers doesn't show up on my network. XP can see win 7 though.
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25 Mar 2009   #36

win 7 64
 
 

Let's hope that someone finds a way out of this....
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25 Mar 2009   #37

windows 7 build 7000 now... was VISTA
 
 

ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH I am Stumped.... Have wasted hours reading posts and trying to get my Windows 7 laptop (on my network) to see the printers connected to my Windows XP desktop PC.. The problem may be related to firewalls.. but my 3rd PC (another XP desktop sees the printers fine).. What a pain. When this laptop was Vista, I was able to see and use the printers fine... Very frustrating. Phil
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26 Mar 2009   #38

Win 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pmougis View Post
ARGHHHHHHHHHHHHH I am Stumped.... Have wasted hours reading posts and trying to get my Windows 7 laptop (on my network) to see the printers connected to my Windows XP desktop PC.. The problem may be related to firewalls.. but my 3rd PC (another XP desktop sees the printers fine).. What a pain. When this laptop was Vista, I was able to see and use the printers fine... Very frustrating. Phil
People stop wasting your time trying to get this to work in build 7057, it is a bug it will not work. Install build 7000 or 7048 or perhaps a later version will have it working. If you stay on build 7057 just type the share name in explorer to access your shares.
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26 Mar 2009   #39

windows 7 build 7000 now... was VISTA
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by YupYup View Post
People stop wasting your time trying to get this to work in build 7057, it is a bug it will not work. Install build 7000 or 7048 or perhaps a later version will have it working. If you stay on build 7057 just type the share name in explorer to access your shares.
I am running build 7000 and cannot access printers (or files) on XP systems on my home network... all other pcs have no trouble talking..
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27 Mar 2009   #40

7 x64 + XP Pro x86
 
 

Could be the nodetype

To check open cmd prompt and type: ipconfig /all

Then scroll up to find your Host Name (Computer name) and the Node Type: a couple lines down.

Hybrid is usually the default for Vista/7, although I have found a couple computers where they have needed to be set to Broadcast to allow them to function correctly on the network with the other computers with different OSs.

You can manually change the node type -

Open regedit

Navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\NetBT\Parameters\

Look for DHCPNodeType or NodeType, if neither are there, add a new DWORD value named NodeType.

Set the value accordingly to what you want, I recommend trying broadcast if you're having trouble with the network and you have checked everything else and every single option in the network and sharing center is set correctly.

Edit the values in decimal mode
Broadcast = 1 (Recommended)
Peer-Peer = 2 (This has caused problems)
Mixed = 4 (Never tried)
Hybrid = 8 (Usually default)

You must restart for the changes to take effect.

It COULD be a bug with 7057, but since I did not see ANY mention of this in this thread, I figured I would add in with my experience.

It could also have to do with the security permissions that are set.
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