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Windows 7: Win 7 and Vista connection woes

09 Oct 2011   #11

Win 7 64bit

Hello Paul.
Never had a problem on W7 which let Vista in from the start.
It was my 2 Vistas which would *not* access W7 until the 'trick' of setting a new user account in W7 (with a different user name to all the others).
BTW reference the other posts: I have always used AVG and it is not a/the problem.

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09 Oct 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

Hope you don't mind me butting in. You may find the information in this link useful.

Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

It does stress that if you use a third-party firewall, you must configure it to allow file and printer sharing. The Windows firewall does it automatically.
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09 Oct 2011   #13

Win 7 64bit

Seavixen/ Useful link but for others..
- all my network ports/firewalls/permissions/workgroups/etc./etc. must have already been set OK for my solution to work,
- I'm guessing that Vista was somehow substituting its own \\nw path name. However, I never had that when connecting Vista pcs together.
(My) conclusion: you cannot network login to W7 from Vista using one common userName. That may be crap but it is a solution that worked for me.
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09 Oct 2011   #14
Smiling Carcass

Win7 Home & Pro (Desktop & Laptop) 64bit

Sorry I havenít been back for a while. The solution I found, contrary to all logic and advice was to have the same password and username on both machines. It shouldnít have made a difference, but it did.

Iím now running Win 7 on both machines so the problem is both fixed and irrelevant!
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