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Windows 7: Home networking

10 Feb 2009   #1
mickrg123

vista 7
 
 
Home networking

I have laptop XP and desktop win7 How can i set up home network to share files and printer.


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10 Feb 2009   #2
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Please read these previous posts on XP and Windows 7 netoworking;

Win7 Wireless PC Doesnt See Wired XP on Network

File Sharing Issue

They contain steps to get you started
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11 Feb 2009   #3
delvryboy

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Read those threads. While it can be a hair pulling experience, you can get it to work.

Now, W7 to W7 = home networking bliss.
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11 Feb 2009   #4
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NosferatuX View Post
Please read these previous posts on XP and Windows 7 netoworking;

Win7 Wireless PC Doesnt See Wired XP on Network

File Sharing Issue

They contain steps to get you started

The real question is, for me atleast... Does this work for XP SP3? anyone tested? I read where there where problems as this was released for SP2 and supposed to be included in SP3, but have read it wasnt included. Also that it wont allow this to be installed on an SP3 machine...
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12 Feb 2009   #5
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Short answer: Yes, it does work on SP3
Using LLTD protocol on XP requires at least SP2. It is not part of XP SP3 as some might have thought, though it's part of Windows Update upon installation of SP3 and yes, there were reported problems with LLTD on SP3. There's an easy fix to have it up and running and is quite easy to do. Please let me know if you need assistance on this matter
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12 Feb 2009   #6
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NosferatuX View Post
Short answer: Yes, it does work on SP3
Using LLTD protocol on XP requires at least SP2. It is not part of XP SP3 as some might have thought, though it's part of Windows Update upon installation of SP3 and yes, there were reported problems with LLTD on SP3. There's an easy fix to have it up and running and is quite easy to do. Please let me know if you need assistance on this matter
THanks Nos. maybe one of these days i will get to boot back to XP again, hahaha....
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12 Feb 2009   #7
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digger View Post
THanks Nos. maybe one of these days i will get to boot back to XP again, hahaha....
No Problem

With all of us anticipating Windows 7 RC and RTM, I doubt we'll have time to play around with XP
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02 Oct 2009   #8
gfheiche

windows 7 home premium 64bits
 
 

Hi NosferatuX,
You seem to have the answer with: “There's an easy fix to have it up and running and is quite easy to do”
The network map of the computer running Windows7 does not show a graphical view of the computers running windows XP. Installation of the LLTD responder (WindowsXP-KB922120-v5-x86) on computers running Windows XP does not help.
I get the message:” Setup has detected that the Service Pack version of the system is newer than the update you are applying. There is no need to install this update.” But how can I make visible the windowsXP computer?

Could you please tell me more about the easy fix?
Thanks in advance
gfheiche
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06 Oct 2009   #9
gfheiche

windows 7 home premium 64bits
 
 

In case others are also looking, I finally found the solution myself.

Need to install TC/IP v6. Click Control Panel/Network and Internet/Network connections , choose properties of Local Area Connection and x Internet Protocol version 6 (if not there install it.)
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06 Oct 2009   #10
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

gfh

thats for homegroup only workgroup doesn't need it. IPv6 also has been shown to cause random drops and slowdowns

ken
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