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Windows 7: Network streamer cant see workgroup but can connect.

01 May 2009   #1
Fliplip

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 
Network streamer cant see workgroup but can connect.

Im not sure this is the right place but here goes.
I have one PC running 7100 and a Popcorn hour media streamer. Both connected to a router via cable.
Since i upgraded to 7100 from 7077 my PCH now cant see the workgroup in its network browser window but it connects to the shares i have set up on it from my PC.
All three devices have been rebooted many times over that past few days (the PC goes off at night, as does the PCH).
Ive not changed anything on the PCH and nothing on the PC although maybe something was reset when i upgraded. It wasn't a clean install but then it wasn't the previous time and i had no issues.
The PC can see and access the PCH without any problems.
Ive never had to mess with the windows firewall before to get this working but im now thinking maybe i need to.

Any ideas what can have happened. I know i should have done a clean install but as both devices are seeing each other (sort of) starting again is a last resort.

Dave.


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04 May 2009   #2
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

sorry to say... but this is why its highly recommended to not do upgrades from interim builds. Especially from a beta/preRC to the "official" RC.... wasnt the real intention of MS. The reason being is, how many ppl will have to upgrade their PC to win7 from some interim/leaked build? not many, this is why the only upgrade talk was for vista users. Also strongly recommending to do a clean install if on the beta... which means any beta in real smarts talk. Not flaming you here, just trying to get you and others to realize that this is a proper way of doing things in a "test" field scenario, which this is.

Yes, there are ways TO upgrade (from betas). When i think of ppl doing this, chevy chase and the lampoons vacation movies come to mind for some reason. Something usually turns another something into a bigger problem, that could have been avoided with a little thought instead of haste. (great flicks tho)
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04 May 2009   #3
Fliplip

windows 7 HP 64bit
 
 

You are quite right in that i should have done a clean install. I even mentioned that i know i should have done but for this one little problem i feel a clean install is a last resort.
Ive had this problem in the past, even with my XP install so i know its not OS specific and I'm pretty sure its something i can live with.
Everything else seem so o to be working fine and while a clean install might fix it its also been known that the PCH firmware has gone through various problems as well in the past and so i could do a clean install and still have this issue. Ive gone from 7057 to 7077 without this problem and without a Clean install.

Just to recap, its taking anything up to 45mins for my Work group to show up in the network browser on the PCH, even though the shares already set up on it from my PC connect instantly (more or less).
Its not often i use the network browser so for now i would like to get to the bottom of it but keep the install as it is.

Cheers.

Dave.
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04 May 2009   #4
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Fliplip View Post
Everything else seem so o to be working fine and while a clean install might fix it its also been known that the PCH firmware has gone through various problems as well in the past and so i could do a clean install and still have this issue.
Cheers.

Dave.
This was my next thought Dave
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