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Windows 7: Can you network with win7 and XP machines


24 Mar 2010   #1

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Can you network with win7 and XP machines

I am having problems with connecting my new win 7 computer to my network (all of which are XP). I cannot access my network drive or for some strange reason Outlook. Any suggestions? thanks Brian

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24 Mar 2010   #2

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The best luck I have had mixing either 7 or Vista with XP is to use a Workgroup and the default public folders. Enable file and printer sharing. Disable password control. Here's the weird thing.. it seems once you have it set up to use the public folders, then if you share a different folder, it will work with the new folder also.

Don't ask me why but it does.

Don't try to use the 'homegroup' stuff. It won't work with XP. Just use the same workgroup as your XP already has. If you have some kind of domain setup, then I can't help you. I'm not a network expert. Just relating how I got my home systems to "Lan" for me.

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24 Mar 2010   #3

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by brian999 View Post
I am having problems with connecting my new win 7 computer to my network (all of which are XP). I cannot access my network drive or for some strange reason Outlook. Any suggestions? thanks Brian
Hello Brian, and welcome to Windows Seven Forums.

Please have a look at this thread, where a similar topic was discussed:

3 PC Network Sharing

and let us know how we can help further?

Cheers!
Robert
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