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Windows 7: Networking vista and 7 with same PC name

04 Apr 2011   #1
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 
Networking vista and 7 with same PC name

So I want to network my OLD Vista laptop and my NEW 7 desktop. Both are named Chase-PC. I open Networks (on the desktop) and open Chase-PC and it opens my desktop files, not the laptop. If I go to my mothers vista it opens my vista laptop..

Any suggestions? I'd prefer not to change the PC name, but if required, I can do it.

Cheers!


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04 Apr 2011   #2
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Suggest you bite the bullet and rename one machine before you get something snagged up like files etc.....Your call but my recommendation before it is too late!!
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06 Apr 2011   #3
xChase

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7600 Multiprocessor Free
 
 

Bump
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06 Apr 2011   #4
Shootist

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Really every PC on a LAN needs to have a different Computer Name.
Change the notebook to Chase Notebook, drop the PC you already know it is a computer, and the desktop to Chase Desktop.

Even if the LAN would work with computers having the same computer name it would become very confusing.

IP addresses and computer names are like Sir names and State/City/street addresses. What would the mailman do if everyone on street X had the same name.
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