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Windows 7: network confusion

19 Feb 2010   #1

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 
network confusion

I am experiencing a weird network problem. I have a Windows XP desktop, and Windows 7 laptop and a Ubuntu laptop. All are on the same named Network which is called HOME All machines are on yet the 2 windows machines don't see each other, but I can see both windows machines shares from my linux laptop. The strange thing is, I have mapped one of the XP drives to the Windows 7 laptop and it saw it for about 2 days and now it doesn't. I checked that every computer is connected to the HOME network. What next? More importantly, why does this occur?


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19 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I always recommend removing (not disabling) any third party software firewall/antivirus applications, doing a reboot, and seeing if the networking issues stop.
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19 Feb 2010   #3

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 

yes, i have tried that, still experiencing the problem, Now the XP machine is not showing in my network group at all from my Windows 7 laptop. Still searching this board and others, plus google. Thanks for the reply
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19 Feb 2010   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

If your network contains computers running different versions Windows, put all computers in the same workgroup. Here is a resource to help you set it up: http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ons-of-Windows.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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19 Feb 2010   #5

Win7PRo/Ubuntu9.04
 
 

I have them all on the same network (workgroup) it is named HOME.
right now after rebooting the windows machine, they are all showing now. Time will tell, I am monitoring everything closely to see if I detect why one or two computers drop out.
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CassieFWinTeam View Post
If your network contains computers running different versions Windows, put all computers in the same workgroup. Here is a resource to help you set it up: Networking home computers running different versions of Windows.

Cheers,
Cassandra
Microsoft Windows Outreach
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19 Feb 2010   #6
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

When you say the Windows 7 and Xp can't see each other, do you mean as you type "\\Windows 7" and "\\XPmachine" the shares are not listed?
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