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Windows 7: W7 and XP networking failure

09 Feb 2012   #1

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W7 and XP networking failure

Sorry but I'm sure this is now old hat. I've been networking PCs successfully since DOS 2 days but W7 has me ****ed.

I have two PCs running XP and a BT router both work well but have just bought my wife an HP Netbook running W7. I have set up the network 4 times but everytime I restart the Netbook all settings are lost, the shared printer and doc folders are not there and with the exception of a Windows Media folder on the XP desktop NOTHING is visible.

I suspect that it will take at least two hours to set it all up again but if anyone can give me a quick fix or tell me why it can't remember anything, or even the name of some network software that works, you'll be my friend for life!


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09 Feb 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Make sure you set anti-virus and firewall to allow the connection.
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09 Feb 2012   #3

windows 7 x64

Maybe your problem rooted from UAC. Can you try setting up again after turning off the UAC of your w7 machine and a reboot. That way. Your w7 will function like an XP machine.

or. Try disabling firewalls and antiviruses for a while.

Then setup some shares (not all, timewise)

Is the xp machine visible from the w7?
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