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Windows 7: Not to beat a dead horse, but XP and 7 sharing...

11 Jan 2011   #11
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Contrary to what it says you do not need to use the same User name and passwords on all machines, in fact doing this caused me nothing but problems in the past.

I set up sharing with my old XP machines countless times and never had a single problem and I certainly never needed to use the same User name and passwords. I think it's interesting how many people seem to have trouble doing this procedure.

From my point of view, I think it's pretty tough, if not impossible, to figure out exactly which procedure they forgot to perform.

I thought it was obvious that at least one folder needs to be shared in order for the machine to show up? It's the same for Windows 7 also and always has been that way far as I know.
I agree. Sometimes these sharing issues are hard to figure out. I assumed that the "Server" service was running. UGH!


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11 Jan 2011   #12
Holy Moses

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit///Vista Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post

I thought it was obvious that at least one folder needs to be shared in order for the machine to show up? It's the same for Windows 7 also and always has been that way far as I know.
The problem was that I assumed there was a shared folder....but because of the lack of really anything on this laptop, I didn't check its layout.

I have since changed the passwords but left the account names the same....and no problems since the fix.



Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WindowsStar View Post
I agree. Sometimes these sharing issues are hard to figure out. I assumed that the "Server" service was running. UGH!

Me too....I kind of know XP, but have been on Vista an 7 so long, I missed some things apparently.

Plus this PC came from my parents. They were going to toss it out. Its an old Toshiba Satellite.
It only has 256 MB Ram....lol. Intel Celeron 1.80GHz. I need to use a slot card Wifi adapter on it. (Ancient but I am in scavenge mode lately to gobble up older systems and try different OS's on them. I currently have 1 XP, 1 Vista and 1 Seven machine in my bedroom, plus a PS3 Slim and a 360.)
map3.PNG

I told them I wanted to use it to try Puppy Linux on it. Which works fine, until it tells me I am not connected to the internet even though I am connected to my network.

So I kinda put Puppy on the back burner and tried booting into XP. Got it up and running then ran into this. So who knows what my parents did to it before I got it.

You know the old addage about "assuming things" lol.....

I would LOVE to be able to get Puppy running on it though.....so snappy on this old clunker.
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11 Jan 2011   #13
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

To get the XP machine in the map when using SP3, you must install version six of the Hotfix described in KB922120.

WindowsXP-KB922120-v6-x86-ENU.exe

This is what you get back if you request the Hotfix.
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11 Jan 2011   #14
Holy Moses

Windows 7 Professional 32-bit///Vista Home Premium 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pbcopter View Post
To get the XP machine in the map when using SP3, you must install version six of the Hotfix described in KB922120.

WindowsXP-KB922120-v6-x86-ENU.exe
I do understand that.....the problem was the "server" service was stopped, and set to manual, and there wasn't a network shared folder....as I said in my last post.

It has since been solved, but thanks though.
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11 Jan 2011   #15
pbcopter

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64, Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

I'm glad you got it fixed.
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