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Windows 7: W7/XP Machine on same system> trying to share with Boxee....

26 Jun 2010   #1
64met

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
W7/XP Machine on same system> trying to share with Boxee....

I have two pcs I would like to share my media from to Boxee. The xp machine works like a charm- all media streamed to Boxee. For the life of me I can't get my w7 machine to do the same. I have enabled sharing, password off, etc. and no matter what Boxee see's my W7 machine BUT will not stream it's media. I even entered the w7 IP address manually, still nothing. I posted this over on the Boxee forum as well, but if someone can please help? Is there a conflict cause the XP machine is workgroup and w7 homegroup?

There has to be something very basic I am missing here- Thxs in advance for any help/suggestions.


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26 Jun 2010   #2
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 64met View Post
I have two pcs I would like to share my media from to Boxee. The xp machine works like a charm- all media streamed to Boxee. For the life of me I can't get my w7 machine to do the same. I have enabled sharing, password off, etc. and no matter what Boxee see's my W7 machine BUT will not stream it's media. I even entered the w7 IP address manually, still nothing. I posted this over on the Boxee forum as well, but if someone can please help? Is there a conflict cause the XP machine is workgroup and w7 homegroup?

There has to be something very basic I am missing here- Thxs in advance for any help/suggestions.
The fact that you are using both a workgroup and a homegroup in the same network will usually create problems for you. With a mixed Op system network it's best to set up a Workgroup using the same workgroup name for all machines. Besides the usual sharing permissions you will also need to go into WMP and enable the streaming permissions on the Win 7 machines.
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26 Jun 2010   #3
64met

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by 64met View Post
I have two pcs I would like to share my media from to Boxee. The xp machine works like a charm- all media streamed to Boxee. For the life of me I can't get my w7 machine to do the same. I have enabled sharing, password off, etc. and no matter what Boxee see's my W7 machine BUT will not stream it's media. I even entered the w7 IP address manually, still nothing. I posted this over on the Boxee forum as well, but if someone can please help? Is there a conflict cause the XP machine is workgroup and w7 homegroup?

There has to be something very basic I am missing here- Thxs in advance for any help/suggestions.
The fact that you are using both a workgroup and a homegroup in the same network will usually create problems for you. With a mixed Op system network it's best to set up a Workgroup using the same workgroup name for all machines. Besides the usual sharing permissions you will also need to go into WMP and enable the streaming permissions on the Win 7 machines.
Hi, Thanks for the reply! Question/clarification: When U say set up a workgroup for all machines> in other words, simply change my W7 from homegroup to workgroup? Or something like j pc'S? I am pretty new to all of this and just want to b sure I understand. Thank you!
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