I just bought a new laptop with Windows 7. I want to move some of my old files from my old laptop with Windows XP to the new laptop with Windows 7, then do a clean install on the old laptop.
Even after reading the Windows Help Guides, i don't have the slightest clue where to start. A wireless network seemed too contemplated, so right now I have both computers plugged into a router with ethernet cables.
I changed the Windows 7 to a workgroup rather than a homegroup. Enabled file sharing on both computers. I did "Setup Network Connection Wizard" on the Windows XP and as far as I can tell, told it to connect to WORKGROUP. Restarted the computer.
I still do not see the XP laptop on the 7 laptop and I still don't see the 7 laptop on the Windows XP. What the heck is the problem here? Can someone please lay it out for me clearly, I'm assuming it shouldn't be this difficult.
Ok, Apparently I had to reset the router first (turn power off a minute, then turn back on). The Windows 7 machine is now seeing the XP machine in the Network mapping system, but I still am unable to access the XP machine for some reason. It says "Windows Cannot Access XXXXX"