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Windows 7: XP Computers in the Windows 7 Network Map

XP Computers in the Windows 7 Network Map

Getting PC's running XP to show up in the Windows 7 (And Vista) Network Map
Published by RedBirdDad
01 Mar 2010
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Windows 7 and Vista have the ability to detect the devices on a network and build a network map based on what it finds. Windows 7 and Vista do this using a protocol called LLTD (Link Layer Topology Discovery). The LLTD Responder is built in to both Windows 7 and Vista. It's also being included in Access Points, Wireless Routers and some NAS devices that display the "Windows 7" Logo.

Among other things LLTD does is detect laptops and desktops that are connected via wireless and builds the network map accordingly. However, any wireless connections will show up only if there's something connected.

However, XP doesn't support the LLTD Responder natively and thus, when the network map is displayed, any PC's running XP (any flavor) will show up on the bottom of the page in their own area, unable to be placed on the map.

Microsoft has a hotfix that will add LLTD Responder support to XP. It does require a Genuine copy of XP and may also require providing your email address to get access to the hotfix. The hotfix only works with SP3 so make sure your system has it installed.


IMPORTANT: This hotfix needs to be installed on every PC running XP on the network.


Here's the link:

Network Map in Windows Vista does not display computers that are running Windows XP

If you look down for the section marked "Resolution", you'll find the link to the hotfix.

To get the hotfix, it's best to use Internet Explorer as you will need to go through Windows Genuine Advantage Validation.

Once it's downloaded, install it on any PC's that are running XP. You may need to reboot the PC afterwards.

Once it's installed, try looking at the Windows 7 Network Map and your XP machines should now display in their proper place in the map.






01 Mar 2010   #1
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

Excellent tutorial. I am glad you pointed out about the emailed download. I will add that Firefox users should use the IE Tab or Coral IE Tab addon.

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01 Apr 2010   #2
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

I do not have SP 3 on my Windows Xp.. from another tech website.. it was advised it was causing tons of issues.. so they suggested if all is running smoothly..
NOT install the Sp 3.. so I have not.

My Windows Xp is Windows Genuine Advantage Validation.. a long time ago by Microsoft Updates.. I've not ever had to be concerned about this .
Thanks for helping.
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01 Apr 2010   #3
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

LPt, that is OK, you can still get the group to work without LLTD. The map on your Windows 7 computer will just not look right. The group will still work.
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02 Apr 2010   #4
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Carl thank you .. for replying to my confusing situation..
I know somehow this router will work out okay.
If not.. I'll go buy a new router.. and start all over.
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02 Apr 2010   #5
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Carl I've just completed downloading and installing Windows XP... Sp 3..and the LLTD hotfix.. when I was installing the LLTD.. this screen appeared with this message.
It's quite late here.. I'm off to bed.. nite
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02 Apr 2010   #6
Barman58

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 x2 + x86 + Windows 8.1 x64 x2
 
 

The hotfix is included in SP3 - also it should be possible to just install the hotfix on systems running SP2 only - This was always the case but of course with the changes in SP2 support this year this may have been changed.
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02 Apr 2010   #7
CarlTR6

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

LPt, you are in good shape. Your XP has that protocol.
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02 Apr 2010   #8
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
The hotfix is included in SP3 - also it should be possible to just install the hotfix on systems running SP2 only - This was always the case but of course with the changes in SP2 support this year this may have been changed.
Barman thanks bunches.. at least I have one thing going for me right now... on this mess.. as soon as I can see about a few things I'll be back here.
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02 Apr 2010   #9
LADYPINKtomato1

Windows 8 - 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by CarlTR6 View Post
LPt, you are in good shape. Your XP has that protocol.
Carl oh great.. at least now I have something going right..

If this router... won't work.. I'll just go buy a new router and start over..
I really hate to have your guys trying so hard to get me connected to I E again.. when it seems almost hopeless to me.

YOU all are so kind and helpful..to hang in here with me.
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