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Windows 7: Win 7 and XP sharing files and printer

03 Dec 2009   #1

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Win 7 and XP sharing files and printer

I understand this question has been asked many times and I have read the article by "How-to-Geek" still I am having problems win 7 and XP communicating.

I have 2 Laptops running under XP and 2 Laptops running under Win 7, I run the XP under workgroup with Mshome name and these 2 laptops can access files from each other, similar under Homegroup, the Win 7 laptops can see each other.

The XP laptops CANNOT see the laptops under win 7, and vice versa. I read the How-to Geek article a few times , I tried to change the name MShome under XP to Workgroup, even then the win 7 and xp cannot see each other. Even worse the XP laptops cannot access each other.

Any suggestions.

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03 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)

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03 Dec 2009   #3

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Thank you your response.

You find that my laptop XP does like the domain named as WORKGROUP, my solution, yes I found the solution is to change the name of win 7 WORKGROUP name to be the same as that of the XP laptop ie MSHOME.

Now it works fine, everyone can see one another. :)
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