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Windows 7: XP Mode, sharing files on guest machine

19 Dec 2010   #41
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Kari, I have done some digging around and found that before an XP computer to be detected and appear on a network map it must have installed LLTD protocal. I do not know yet if I have that or not on XP Mode.

I have also looked into "Homegroup" and found that it only works with other Win 7 computers. Typical !

I am needing to have at this stage in a closed "network group" my Win 7 computer, my XP Mode, my Mac and my HTC Desire mobile phone, with ability to add more on later. However I also need to allow at least 2 other computers to have access to the internet through the same router, while not having access to my own closed network. This may make my needs more clear and I will keep searching for the answers at my end.


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19 Dec 2010   #42
Kari

 

XP Mode is by default, straight after installation, able to connect to same workgroup as its Windows 7 host. There's no need to additional downloads or installs.

A Windows 7 computer as for instance your host MUST belong to a workgroup (or domain), and CAN additionally belong to a homegroup. Only other Windows 7 computers can join the homegroup where your host machine belongs, but all other computers can join the same workgroup. In other works, homegroup and workgroup can be "on" at the same time, and depending on the OS on other computers the sharing between them is made by choosing either homegroup or workgroup.

There are several tutorials on the net on how to work around this, how to join homegroup from other than Windows 7 operating systems. This is one of the best I've seen.

Following the steps mentioned in my earlier posts in this thread (posts #2 and #6), you should be able to join the XP Mode to your network. To assure I'm not giving your false information, I just created a second XP Mode virtual machine and following steps told on those two posts, had no problems to join the guest to the workgroup and start sharing with host straight after first launch.

Your wish to create two workgroups on the same router, I'm still waiting some real network gurus to take a look at this thread. I have already posted a request for help.

Kari
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19 Dec 2010   #43
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

I understand from what you say that Homegroup is a Win7 subgroup of the Workgroup. Workgroup is the one that all computers in the Local Area Network are members of. But I cannot see any other computers in my network picture, except the computer I am using at the time to look at it. It is as though all computers exist individually, all connected directly to the router, without seeing any other associated computer. There does not appear to be a Workgroup as such. I am missing something simple I think, but cannot put my finger on it.
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19 Dec 2010   #44
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

On my Win 7 looking up Network Local Area Connection Status it tells me that
IPv6 Connectivity: No network access
I have missed something basic I think
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19 Dec 2010   #45
Kari

 

IPv6 is needed for homegroup to work. For workgroup, IPv4 is enough.

Let's start with getting your host (Seven) and guest (XP Mode) to see each other. Could you post the image of your XP Mode settings, when Networking is selected on the left pane. I mean the view as in first image in post #2 in this thread.

Kari

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19 Dec 2010   #46
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Now you are asking something !? from a newby like me.
Please be patient with me and I will give it a go.
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19 Dec 2010   #47
Kari

 

Use the links at the end of my last post to learn how to make a screenshot and how to post it here
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19 Dec 2010   #48
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Sorry this is to difficult for me to do in a hurry Kari. While in the process of getting the image I pushed the wrong X in the tpo right hand corner and shutdown XP mode with the forum connection etc etc and it all went belly up. So I will just have to type in the answers for you.

XP Mode: Networking Network Adapter:1 Shared Networking (Nat)

Please note: I did change it to the other choice (Realtek RTL... Family PCI-EGigabit Ethernet NIC (NDIS.2) as you instructed, but I immediately lost internet connection with XP Mode. Local area connection stated limited or no internet connection. When I changed it back it restored the internet access to XP Mode.
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19 Dec 2010   #49
Kari

 

Have you installed the integration components? If so, are integration features enabled? (Windows Virtual PC Integration Features - Install, Enable, and Disable)

Kari
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19 Dec 2010   #50
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

No there has been no mention of this until now that I recall.
I will investigate and try it.
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