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Windows 7: computers see each other but problems

13 Jan 2010   #41
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DWFII View Post
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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...
If you connect from one machine to the other, and get a prompt to put in the username and password, this is what it wants. I don't know what other setups you have with Homegroups or whatever but if this is a connection/logon issue than that's what it is.


I don't know if my tut in my sig on file sharing helps, but have a look at it. File and Printer sharing needs to be turned on in W7.

Sorry to other guys if i am interupting your attemp to help the OP.


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13 Jan 2010   #42
DWFII

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Sorry to other guys if i am interupting your attemp to help the OP.
Hey! I can use all the help I can get. If it's as straight-forward as all of that then there can't be all that many divergent approaches. They all have to be doing pretty much the same thing.
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13 Jan 2010   #43
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Ok so what's the status now?
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13 Jan 2010   #44
DWFII

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by aem View Post
Ok so what's the status now?
Same as it was in post #34. I checked the bios on both machines and except for the time format they were both correct to time. That's the last thing I did.

I'll I'll run through your file sharing tut tomorrow. but at first glance it looks familiar. I might have already seen it...or something like it.
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13 Jan 2010   #45
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

I'm sure it something simple that you've missed. Can't guarantee anything if your setup is one which includes firewalls, third party apps, homegroups etc.
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13 Jan 2010   #46
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Well the Op already messed up by attempting to create a Homegroup when there were other Op systems involved besides Windows 7. Although he left the Homegroup that may or may not still be causing problems.

I have already covered the basics and we are well past that point by now. I would advise the Op to reinstall both XP and Windows 7 and start from scratch. That is certainly how I would handle this if my own system had this type of problem. Move to a safe distance and nuke the Op system from space....It's the only way to be sure.
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13 Jan 2010   #47
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Yeh, start from scratch sometime can be the quickest path to solving many issues. Can u redirect your reps to me, so when i rep u, it come to me?
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13 Jan 2010   #48
acurasd

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I was in the army and dealt with artillery, i could take care of that for you good sir... just need your GPS coordinates[/QUOTE]

You are familior with the drill then LOL.[/QUOTE]


I got divorce papers.... the only thing i wake up too is my cell phone and that is set to 2 in the afternoon.
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14 Jan 2010   #49
DWFII

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Well the Op already messed up by attempting to create a Homegroup when there were other Op systems involved besides Windows 7. Although he left the Homegroup that may or may not still be causing problems.

I have already covered the basics and we are well past that point by now. I would advise the Op to reinstall both XP and Windows 7 and start from scratch. That is certainly how I would handle this if my own system had this type of problem. Move to a safe distance and nuke the Op system from space....It's the only way to be sure.

I have to take that with a grain of salt but if it's anywhere near to being true, it's another strike against the bozos at Microsoft and against Windows 7. It's no wonder most people stuck with XP when vista was released. at this point, I am wishing I had done the same.

Again I point out the number of people in this sub-topic having problems networking...problems identical or similar to mine. It shouldn't be this hard, folks.
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14 Jan 2010   #50
aem

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit
 
 

Can the OP please advice the decision as to rebuild the OS, otherwise i think we are all lost. 6 Pages and no solve warrants a rebuild.
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