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Windows 7: computers see each other but problems

12 Jan 2010   #31
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Alright... since you dont want to type up a password everytime you log into windows... this is what you do....


Windows 7/Vista:
Make Windows 7 or Vista Log On Automatically - the How-To Geek


Windows XP:
Configure Windows XP to Automatically Login


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12 Jan 2010   #32
SouthSeaPirate

Windows 7, XP, 2003
 
 

Now my XP machine wont get the 7 share.
Left HG, edited GP, turned off FW, have the correct settings on 7, created passwords... still nothing.... what a POS!

This OS is so great, but did they not test it to see if it had share issues?! Welcome back XP!!!!!!!!
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13 Jan 2010   #33
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Hi DWFII, i'm just skimming thru the pages but not sure what the status is with the issue. Can you summary what you need?
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13 Jan 2010   #34
DWFII

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Hi DWFII, i'm just skimming thru the pages but not sure what the status is with the issue. Can you summary what you need?
Well, thank you for your time..

So far I have created a password for the XP machine (and I still have it set up so that I have to log into the XP machine whenever I start it)

I have the XP machine seeing the Win 7 machine but although I was able to upload files to the Win 7 machine a day or two ago, I cannot to so today--I get a "network path was not found" message. And when I run the network connection wizard it comes up with the radio button next to "do not share files and printers" checked....even though I ran it yesterday and turned it on.

I have the 7 machine seeing the XP machine but when I try to access files on the XP machine I am asked for a username and password. When I start my XP machine I am asked for a password and my username is already entered DW). That account is also an administrative account (maybe that's the problem...I need to create a separate account without administrative control??...Naw, that's too obvious, someone would have suggested that before)

Anyway that's where it stands at this moment. Dead in the water...
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13 Jan 2010   #35
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Honestly I spent hours trying to help you and had one simple request which you pretty much flately refused to help me with.

You said this>Quote: You might get the impression that I don't want to mess with the bios if I don't have to. I have done a lot of that...years ago...partitioning HD's, editing the registry, writing macros, writing my own webpages with text editors, adding memory, swapping out PSU's, setting up scsi chains, etc.--almost everything a real computer wiz would do. But I'm tired of messing around like that...I've gotten to the point where I just want to use the computer and not fiddle with it.

to my request which was to simply check the time and date in the bios on your XP machine, was that asking too much? I don't think so but you apparently were unwilling to help me help you.

First off my request isn't "messing around" at all, this bios time/date problem has been around for many years, in fact nothing will work correctly unless you make certain that the time/date in bios matches that of your system's own time/date.

The reason I asked you to do this is because not even two days ago another forum member posted his fix for the endless password request problem and the fix was to set the time and date in his bios which was inadvertantly changed when he cleared the cmos and pulled the battery. He said that setting the time/date in bios on his XP machine instantly fixed the problem for him.

If you want your problem fixed I suggest that you follow the tried, tested and proven advice already given.
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13 Jan 2010   #36
DWFII

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Honestly I spent hours trying to help you and had one simple request which you pretty much flately refused to help me with.

You said this>Quote: You might get the impression that I don't want to mess with the bios if I don't have to. I have done a lot of that...years ago...partitioning HD's, editing the registry, writing macros, writing my own webpages with text editors, adding memory, swapping out PSU's, setting up scsi chains, etc.--almost everything a real computer wiz would do. But I'm tired of messing around like that...I've gotten to the point where I just want to use the computer and not fiddle with it.

to my request which was to simply check the time and date in the bios on your XP machine, was that asking too much? I don't think so but you apparently were unwilling to help me help you.

First off my request isn't "messing around" at all, this bios time/date problem has been around for many years, in fact nothing will work correctly unless you make certain that the time/date in bios matches that of your system's own time/date.

The reason I asked you to do this is because not even two days ago another forum member posted his fix for the endless password request problem and the fix was to set the time and date in his bios which was inadvertantly changed when he cleared the cmos and pulled the battery. He said that setting the time/date in bios on his XP machine instantly fixed the problem for him.

If you want your problem fixed I suggest that you follow the tried, tested and proven advice already given.
I'm sorry you feel that way. I had no intention of insulting you. You left the best part of my response out...which was: [quote] If I have to go into the bios, I will,[/quote].

I'd like to resolve this problem but I don't want to rush like a bull into a china shop without knowing I've tried the easy bits first. And I'd like to know why I am doing something besides "it worked for the other guy." Doesn't that make sense?

And while I'm at it I'd like to know why the h*ll Microsoft made this so hard and arcane that you have to go into the bios to remedy a problem that shouldn't be happening to begin with.
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13 Jan 2010   #37
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Well at this point, you need to check the time/date in bios, I explained the reasons why pretty well. It's not a huge request and it should only take a minute to make sure.

I'd like to see your problem fixed as well but you need to work with me a bit on this.
We are way past the easy bits here.

The complaints aren't helping with your problem at all. If your time and date wasn't set correctly then how is that Msoft's fault? Nothing ever works right when the time/date aren't set correctly, especially windows updates. It's been like that long as I can remember.

I never had a single problem sharing with my XP machine, no password prompts no nothing so there is no doubt an underlying problem here.

TechNet seems to think there isn't a problem.
http://social.technet.microsoft.com/...0-8aaf8697c60a
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13 Jan 2010   #38
surfasb

Windows 7
 
 

Have you tried typing in the XP username and a blank password into the network password request dialog? It is also possible that the network share has no expressed permissions for the user group, which is important. Vista/Win 7 program processes are given user permission unless explicitly elevated.
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13 Jan 2010   #39
DWFII

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Well at this point, you need to check the time/date in bios, I explained the reasons why pretty well. It's not a huge request and it should only take a minute to make sure.

I'd like to see your problem fixed as well but you need to work with me a bit on this.
We are way past the easy bits here.

The complaints aren't helping with your problem at all. If your time and date wasn't set correctly then how is that Msoft's fault? Nothing ever works right when the time/date aren't set correctly, especially windows updates. It's been like that long as I can remember.

I never had a single problem sharing with my XP machine, no password prompts no nothing so there is no doubt an underlying problem here.
Well...I don't know whether to laugh or to cry. I just went into the bios and the time and date are correct!! Now what?! You seemed so sure...I had to check. But that's not the problem.

If it were all that easy to set up a network between Windows 7 and XP...this forum wouldn't exist. Is it Microsofts" fault? Dern right! What do we pay these boffins for? It's not just me or my system. You know that...if you think about it.

And now that you've step in the squishy stuff , I expect you to exercise real relentless patience until I/we get this problem solved.
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13 Jan 2010   #40
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Oh....
I once saw this same episode on Jerry Springer just the other week..

Sabes que.... There were midgets and everything
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