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Windows 7: Network Sharing with XP, Vista and 7?

12 Feb 2010   #21
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

I use the name of my router as my workgroup name! " Linksys'


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12 Feb 2010   #22
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Okay, I'll try "Actiontec"...
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12 Feb 2010   #23
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

don't forget to restart all devices after name change
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12 Feb 2010   #24
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Okay, I changed the Network name from HOMEGROUP to Actiontec on the XP and restarted, the laptop and notebook can, however, still see and access MASTER (XP) despite the name change and restart.

I have NOT changed the name on the laptop or notebook...

Edit: Now they cannot see XP after they both have been restarted... need to change the name on them now.
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12 Feb 2010   #25
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

yea change all machine workgroup names
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12 Feb 2010   #26
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Change all to "Actiontec" & reboot. They all need to be on the same workgroup.


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12 Feb 2010   #27
EvilOzzmess

7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Okay, I have forgot how to change the HOMEGROUP name in Vista and 7... need to google it. Hold on.
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12 Feb 2010   #28
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

system advanced system settings
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13 Feb 2010   #29
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

once you have done all that on the laptops please delete any attempted installations of the printer from devices and printers
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13 Feb 2010   #30
computersplus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
 
 

on the laptops make sure in network and sharing that printer sharing is on and network discovery is on and password protected sharing is off
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