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Windows 7: XP and window 7 networking

14 Jun 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by kaisterkai View Post
Good day...

I'm pretty sure there is another post like this.. But I couldn't find it..

Anyway.. I just want to know how to connect a XP computer to a window 7 computer (64x) But there thing is, I googled and everything.. Tried changing the homegroup stuff, but still I can't see the computer...

If you can help.. Thanks
The part in bold is still a problem as Homegroups is simply not made to work with Op systems other than Windows 7. You need to leave the Homegroup from the Win 7 machines first. Homegroup - Leave

After that set up a Workgroup by following the tutorial already posted. If you are running any type of A/V software you may need to uninstall it completely. You can reinstall the A/V's later after your network is up and running.

After you set up the workgroup and all permission and sharing settings are correct, if you are still having problems seeing those machines there are a couple more things we can try.

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14 Jun 2010   #12

Window 7 x64 Ultimate

I have left the home group, but still I dont' see the computer.. Will it be ok if i just disable it? Because I have NOD 32, and there were alot of updates from before.. and I dont' have much cap left...
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14 Jun 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Disabling the A/V sometimes isn't enough, hard to say for sure but these A/V's cause endless sharing problems and all too often uninstalling them is the only way to get things working again.

I wouldn't know the correct set up procedure for every single A/V software, there are just too many and they all can cause endless problems with sharing. It's always best to get your network up and running before installing any type of A/V software. That way you will know exactly what causes the problem.

Be sure and turn off simple file sharing on the XP machines. Also, don't forget to set the permissions for sharing on the XP macheins. People forget to do that for some reason.

On the Windows 7 machines, you may need to add "Everyone" to the "Share With" list in order for sharing to work with all Users. You should also try using the Public files for sharing or you can try sharing the entire User folder or files of the User folder instead.

After going through all of that if you are still having file access problems try doing this registry adjustment on the Win 7 machine with the problem. This registry adjustment sometimes allows your machines to see each other when there is a problem. This problem is usually created by the installation of an A/V software.

Open up regedit by typing regedit into your command prompt then hit enter...navigate to the following key.
create or modify 32-bit DWORD: LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
set the value to: 1

Reboot the machine or machines after the adjustment.
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14 Jun 2010   #14


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Good day Robert

I have tried everything on there, except for the disbling the IPx6, I didn't try that, because I haven't done that before, when i had win 7 x32, I didn't have to do that and I could see the other XP computers. (Plus it sounds really technical.. )

But I heard from someone that: win 7 x64 can't connect to network IF it uses a wireless system.. And I'm using a wireless system.. So could that be the case?
Are all the computers connected to your network using "Wireless"?
Win 7 is using the wireless, but the other two XP computers are using cable
For my own computers in my home (unsecured) network, I find it makes networking easier if I have the same user accounts on each computer. I have an "Admin" user on each computer plus one for my use and one for the wife.

When I go to the "Network" link and select a computer in my local workgroup, I receive a request for a user name and password. I use the Admin user name and password and after that, I do not see the password request again. This just makes networking easier.

Here is a less technical way of disabling IPv6 in Windows 7:

Open your "Network and Sharing Center" by right clicking the network icon, lower right, in the task bar.

Click to open the local network (in your case the Wireless Connection, in mine it is the Local Area Connection), and select "Properties".

Untic, or remove the check mark in the box next to the IPv6 line to stop using it. You may need to reboot to complete the change. Return to the previous screen and notice that IPv6 is not being used.

BTW, I had to give up my wireless Windows 7 laptop and replace it with XP. However, it still connects seamlessly in my home network with all shared folders accessible to all computers.

One other suggestion for you is to go to all of your computers and change the workgroup name to something different. This will refresh the workgroup settings and may help with access permissions and such and get you going.

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14 Jun 2010   #15

Window 7 x64 Ultimate

Hey hey

I finally found the solution!

It was the Anti-Virus... I changed the firewall settings on the AV and then it managed to see the other computers. Even through I had a little trouble finding the connected PC.. Anyway.. Thanks for all the help guys!
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14 Jun 2010   #16

Windows 10 Pro x64

that is good news :) glad you got it sorted

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15 Jun 2010   #17

Window 7 x64 Ultimate

I see..

But there is another thing, because I managed to get it to work, because I disabled my A/V.. I'm using NOD 32 smart security 4.. Is there anyway in making a rule for gaming?
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