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Windows 7: Networkin my 2 machines--wired

3 Weeks Ago   #11
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Barman58 View Post
Also with the data folders being stored on the D: drive, you can use the location tab on folder properties to link eg. Music to a music folder on D: and this would mean that those programs that expect to save can still do so, but will actually save to the data drive.

I've been doing this myself since the pre beta of win 7 without issues
Yeah, I had already done that with this machine, but I thought I had invented it. I always try to make UI look like XP, my standard, as much as possible. I just work a lot faster if I have a familiar UI.


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2 Weeks Ago   #12
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Barman58 https://www.sevenforums.com/members/barman58.html
or DG1261,https://www.sevenforums.com/members/dg1261.html

Don't know if you want to continue this, but here's where I am now:

-- I went into Users and changed my username to match the one on HP. But Gateway didn't change it everywhere.

--I read the tute here on Networking. Sharing is on, shares are marked "shared," Discovery is on. I set all the settings in Networking on both comps.
They're sharing the router/modem for the internet. Still not files and printer

--Tute says I don't need a PW in the homegroup, because it's a trusted part of the network but the Gateway made one for me anyway. OK, I know it's hard without one. I still can't get into the shares.

--The HP (old comp) has the network name I always use, RSNETWORK, the Gateway(new install) has one called WORKGROUP, but sometimes called HOMEGROUP, but I don't have permission to see files. Now the HP doesn't show at all.

I'm starting to make the Gateway functional anyway (It was a Vista before) I've had to move all my data meanwhile by flashdrive
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2 Weeks Ago   #13
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

The workgroup name has to be the same on both systems, either RSNETWORK or WORKGROUP, or something else of your choosing.

Also the user name should be created on the new system identically to the old one, renaming of usernames is possible on windows but is very difficult to get all the related parts to change.

Homegroup is not a supported technology any longer, so should not be used, as the support even on those old systems such as Windows 7 and Windows 8, is unlikely to be maintained by Microsoft or Third parties
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2 Weeks Ago   #14
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I know, but Gateway didn't ask me for a name. It searched for a network and said it couldn't find one, so it doesn't know the name. You had suggested I use the same name on both ends of the network, but I see changing it was a mistake. Now I have both names under "Users." Can I change it back and remove all instances of the 2nd name from the registry?

I'm on the Gateway tonight, first time on the web, have most of my programs installed. Just double-checked my settings, Gate says it doesn't see a network. I'm already 72, so it should hurry a little more.

What are you doing up at 5:00 AM?
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2 Weeks Ago   #15
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

This is hard if you can't see my computer. If you want any screenshots tomorrow. let me know.
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2 Weeks Ago   #16
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

A little Networking 101 may clarify some matters, sorry if I state the obvious...

There are two levels of networking in use in a modern home, the first is the one that gives access to the internet, which is setup and accessed via the browser and then uses the Routing part of the router to access the sites and other locations you request and serves them to you. Access to this network only needs setting up for Wireless access, and in the router, and in this case it's mainly for security rather than the actual access. this form needs minimal setup for use. This is known as a WAN [Wide Area Network]

The next form of networking has been in use since long before the recent internet explosion, it is a network of devices all of which are local to a small area such as a business or home, this is known as a LAN [Local area network], this does need setting up for use on at least two levels - the network level and the file level. To set up a network you need to choose a name for it and insert this into the correct location, and then set, every computer to use it. the usage is achieved by setting each machine to share folders, to discover shared items on other computers in the workgroup this used to be known as the network neighbourhood.

Workgroup name is set using it's own dialog ..

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The workgroup name has to be the same on every computer - set here

This LAN networking also has to cope with the modern need for file security, [XP and previous systems had every user as an admin so did not need this stage as it was totally open and unsecure]. the way this is achieved in a business is that each user will have their own login ID and the files (specifically Folders), will be owned by one user with other users being manually allocated access rights to them - This is a very involved process and often requires a specialist staff member or department.

There is a built in system that if you try to access a file that you do not have the correct rights for, you will be prompted to provide a username and password for someone who does have access rights, [these will be retained for future use]

In the home environment the simplest way of doing things is to create a user on every computer for every person who will use the system, these users will be able to login to any of the computers and also access any of "their" files remotely. In most cases this may be just the single user, [the owner].

There are a set of public folders, Public documents Etc. on each computer that are available to everyone on the workgroup without further access rights than access to the workgroup , so these can be used to share items without the extra work.

I prefer to setup at least one user at admin level with identical credentials on each computer in the workgroup [usually the owner of the workgroup] as this does give a better level of control - this user is created on setup of each computer


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2 Weeks Ago   #17
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I've done all of this, using the tute at this site. I had no problem with it in XP. Gateway doesn't ask for my PW, just says I don't have permission to see the shares. Now the previous owner's router is listed too, and the HP shares have disappeared. This was supposed to be a clean install. Screenshots tomorrow PM.

First I have to solve the User issue. I now have 2 partial user folders, with not a full set of folders under either one. Original user name, PC-03, then the one that matches the HP, Prize-02 (origins are a long story.) Best way to fix this?
G'night.
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2 Weeks Ago   #18
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

I would look to keep your initial machine as it is and make any changes to the "new" machine as long as you have an admin user present on that system you can remove any others and retain any data so will look for your post tomorrow
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2 Weeks Ago   #19
RoWin7

Win 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I have profiles for about 10 programs in AppData\Roaming and a bunch of stuff on the Desktop, etc.. When I set up a new user, can I move AppData, Desktop, StartMenu, Sendto etc into the new profile, or does it have to be done from scratch to get into the registry?
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2 Weeks Ago   #20
Barman58

Windows 10 Pro x64 x3, Ubuntu
 
 

If you set up the new admin user first (to match the old machine user) and then delete the current user you should be able to save all the user files to your new desktop and then manually transfer to the new user but I would have to check that this is still possible - It would be better to set the user up from scratch to ensure best, reliable setup

Time for bed here so will pick this up tomorrow
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