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Windows 7: xp and 7 over crossover cable

18 Feb 2010   #1

Windows XP Pro
xp and 7 over crossover cable

I have 2 pc's, one with 7 and the oder with XP Pro SP3, they are connected with a crossover cable.

Form XP i can see the files in the 7 pc whitout problem,
but from 7 when i try to enter the XP machine, always ask for user and password.

I installed LLDT in XP, and the xp was visible in the network, but changin and trying to configure I cant see in the network, but is visible in the network map.

The firewall is disabled in both computers, have the same ip range, (IPv4), exists the same acount name/password in both pc, i can even rdp the xp in 7.
another weird isue is that i enable the automatic network discovery, save the configuration, and qhen i enter again, is disabled again.

I'm tired of messing with the config in both machines whithout a result. I dont know where the problen is. Thanks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2010   #2

Windows 7

I was wondering, you didn't say WHY you were using a crossover cable. A small switch would solve your problem.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Feb 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

This might be worth a try if you have group policy editor. Also make sure the time/date is correctly set on both machines and in bios.
File sharing password problem with XP - solved for me
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18 Feb 2010   #4

Windows XP Pro

It's really dificult for my get an swith, and the computers are very close, side to side.
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