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Windows 7: Windows 7 x64 Sharing With Windows XP

27 Oct 2010   #1
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1
Windows 7 x64 Sharing With Windows XP

basically i have a problem sharing files with any Computer on my network and accessing any of the printers.

Okaii i have had my Windows 7 going since this june, Before that i had 7 x86 running and no problems with the Networking.

Now however i cannot access anything, i have this machine, (Win7) open and sharing files with NO password and the encryption is the 40-56 option.

The Workgroup is Set to the same thing on each and every machine so it is not that.

Now the Really strange thing, I can Access My Xbox through the router however it cannot access my PC, the same applies for my phone and PSP, however this is all it can access.

when i look in the advanced Network all i my pc can see is the Local Profile Shares and The Router.

Any Help With This What so Ever as i have college work to get printed...

I Have a D-Link 615 Router, i have tried using a Realtek 300N Wireless Stick, a Belkin 'G' and an Ethernet Cable Directly into the Router, No Joy With Any of them.

All drivers are up to date and the motherboard has its checks done for the Lan Port also..

As you can See a Real Struggle Here...

Any Help Would Be Appreciated.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

I had XP machines networked with my Win 7 machines starting back in Jan. 09 and never had a problem at all. Stange how so many people have problems with this.

I always just set up the workgroups and then ran the Network connection wizard on the XP machines and everything worked for me straight away. All I had to do was to enable the usual premissions and that was it.

As for getting older printers to work with Windows 7...good luck on that one, I ended up getting a new printer for that task. But maybe this post from Jimbo will help you set that printer up.

XP to 7 Printer sharing

Go through this tutorial about sharing with XP, click on the XP tab, it should help.
Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows

This one is more general but has good info.
Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

After going through all of that if you are still having file access problems try doing this registry adjustment on the Win 7 machine with the problem. Back up the registry first in case you get it wrong.

Solution is really easy just modify one key in registry:
create or modify 32-bit DWORD: LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
set the value to: 1
My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Oct 2010   #3
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1

Okaii Thanks Chev,
I have already done the items in the two links, mayb should have said that... considering i set the network up..

and i've just added that entry into the registry so im going to reboot and see if it works cheers.

Oh and i know the printer works with windows 7 cause it worked on the 32 build i ran last year till the RTM came out, which is when i upgraded...
My System SpecsSystem Spec

27 Oct 2010   #4
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1

Okaii as an edit the registry edit didnt actually do anything and i have now lost the print spooler ...
go Figure.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
28 Oct 2010   #5
Windows Sniper

Windows 8.1

OKaii after a bit of Messing around and much noise i have managed to get my machine to pick up the other pcs now it just will not connect to it, it comes up with

"windows cannot find network Path"

Any help?
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Windows 7 x64 Sharing With Windows XP

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