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Windows 7: XP and window 7 networking

13 Jun 2010   #1
kaisterkai

Window 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
XP and window 7 networking

Good day...

I'm pretty sure there is another post like this.. But I couldn't find it..

Anyway.. I just want to know how to connect a XP computer to a window 7 computer (64x) But there thing is, I googled and everything.. Tried changing the homegroup stuff, but still I can't see the computer...

If you can help.. Thanks


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13 Jun 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

The problem is that Homegroup is not made for a mixed OP system network like XP or Vista. It's only made to work with Windows 7 machines. You need to set up a Workgroup instead.

If you have already installed an A/V software you may need to disable or uninstall it.

This Technet thread explains the process and shows you typical mistakes made along the way.

How to make Windows 7 work with older Windows versions for networking and file sharing.
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13 Jun 2010   #3
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

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13 Jun 2010   #4
kaisterkai

Window 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

I followed both of them, but still, it's not working...
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13 Jun 2010   #5
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kaisterkai View Post
Good day...

I'm pretty sure there is another post like this.. But I couldn't find it..

Anyway.. I just want to know how to connect a XP computer to a window 7 computer (64x) But there thing is, I googled and everything.. Tried changing the homegroup stuff, but still I can't see the computer...

If you can help.. Thanks
Hello kaisterkai;

Here is a thread from earlier this year you might look at. Since you have spent some time googling and have already looked at the helpful links above, please let us know which of the steps in this thread you have already tried?

3 PC Network Sharing

Cheers!
Robert
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13 Jun 2010   #6
kaisterkai

Window 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Good day Robert

I have tried everything on there, except for the disbling the IPx6, I didn't try that, because I haven't done that before, when i had win 7 x32, I didn't have to do that and I could see the other XP computers. (Plus it sounds really technical.. )

But I heard from someone that: win 7 x64 can't connect to network IF it uses a wireless system.. And I'm using a wireless system.. So could that be the case?
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13 Jun 2010   #7
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kaisterkai View Post
Good day Robert

I have tried everything on there, except for the disbling the IPx6, I didn't try that, because I haven't done that before, when i had win 7 x32, I didn't have to do that and I could see the other XP computers. (Plus it sounds really technical.. )

But I heard from someone that: win 7 x64 can't connect to network IF it uses a wireless system.. And I'm using a wireless system.. So could that be the case?
Wireless makes no difference at all, as long as your networked machines are using the same default gateways you should be able to share files with them. You need to explain better exactly what the problem is rather than replying with "it doesn't work" which won't get you anywhere.
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13 Jun 2010   #8
iseeuu

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kaisterkai View Post
Good day Robert

I have tried everything on there, except for the disbling the IPx6, I didn't try that, because I haven't done that before, when i had win 7 x32, I didn't have to do that and I could see the other XP computers. (Plus it sounds really technical.. )

But I heard from someone that: win 7 x64 can't connect to network IF it uses a wireless system.. And I'm using a wireless system.. So could that be the case?
Are all the computers connected to your network using "Wireless"?
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14 Jun 2010   #9
kaisterkai

Window 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kaisterkai View Post
Good day Robert

I have tried everything on there, except for the disbling the IPx6, I didn't try that, because I haven't done that before, when i had win 7 x32, I didn't have to do that and I could see the other XP computers. (Plus it sounds really technical.. )

But I heard from someone that: win 7 x64 can't connect to network IF it uses a wireless system.. And I'm using a wireless system.. So could that be the case?
Wireless makes no difference at all, as long as your networked machines are using the same default gateways you should be able to share files with them. You need to explain better exactly what the problem is rather than replying with "it doesn't work" which won't get you anywhere.
Well, here is the situation:

3 computers at home, 2=XP, 1=Win 7...

All workgroup is on "workgroup"

The two XP's can see each other, but neither one can see the win 7 computer.

On win 7, I switched everything on, except of that password thing.

I haven't really done anything on the XP computers.

What I have tried:

CMD. I ping both the XP computers and on CMD it can ping them. (And so can the XP computer.)

Still nothing shows up.

Also tried using "run" typing in the specific name of the computer (\\10.0.0.3) and it says I'm not allowed to access or it doesn't exist.

So basical I'm out of ideas,,

Thanks
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14 Jun 2010   #10
kaisterkai

Window 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iseeuu View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kaisterkai View Post
Good day Robert

I have tried everything on there, except for the disbling the IPx6, I didn't try that, because I haven't done that before, when i had win 7 x32, I didn't have to do that and I could see the other XP computers. (Plus it sounds really technical.. )

But I heard from someone that: win 7 x64 can't connect to network IF it uses a wireless system.. And I'm using a wireless system.. So could that be the case?
Are all the computers connected to your network using "Wireless"?
Win 7 is using the wireless, but the other two XP computers are using cable
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