Kari, You are Fantastic.
That last instruction on your last post was the thing that was stopping the Win 7 seeing the XP Mode machine.
I had most of them correct but I changed Public Sharing Folder - turning it ON
And Password Protected Sharing was turned on - so I turned it OFF.
IT WORKS !!! Dance around the desk. *@^#!*
Thankyou so much for your patience and help with this. I was totally lost and I am still in a bit of a daze. Very tired from all the late nights. I only hope I do not stuff it up down the track.
Still a little confused though because at the same time:
The XP Mode machine sees 4 computers (my 2 and 2 others from family)
BUT the Win 7 only sees 3 computers (my 2 and 1 of the others)
Any ideas why ?
I am also wondering if the "password option" is the way to keep my own computers in their own little private group within the network, not accessible by the others, even if they are infected with a virus. Would this option give me that protection ?
Many thanks again Kari.