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Windows 7: XP Mode, sharing files on guest machine

19 Dec 2010   #71
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

No I think I only selected the network type as Work Network on the Win 7 computer, and when I clicked on "View computers and devices on the network" I could see my XP Mode computer. But had troubles the other way for some reason. So I tried the network setup wizard in XP Mode, as I could not find how to pick the same Work Network I did for Win 7. Sorry impatience as I can see I am close to having this working, with many thanks to you Kari. Just have to change these settings.

I have changed the network name in Xp Mode to "WORKGROUP" as that is the name for the Win 7 computer network. But something else is wrong and the XP Mode wizard choices are not what I was needing regarding the connection details. Are you able to help further Kari ?


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19 Dec 2010   #72
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Sorry I did not say that I can not see other computer from either network. But I have direct internet access from both computers. They just still don't see each other.

Too late for me now, Must sleep. Will check in tomorrow. Made some real progress today.
Many thanks Kari.
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19 Dec 2010   #73
Kari

 

Your host computer's network location should be set to Home. Change that. Then please, follow the steps mentioned in post #2 in this thread exactly as told.

Kari
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19 Dec 2010   #74
BSeanD

Windows 7
 
 

Hi Murray,

I've just had a look at your post. Did you have you open XP Mode as a full screen? If you did you will not see the tools drop down menu. When it is in full screen the menu bar will appear at the centre of the screen similar in nature to an RDP session. If you minimize XP Mode to be just an open window and not filling the entire screen you will get the Tool menu.
Hope this is of help.

Oh and you will only need to install the Virtual machine as the other two files are just patches which are not removed when you uninstall XP Mode, unless you removed them manually.

Sean
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20 Dec 2010   #75
WindowsStar

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Murray5 View Post
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.
What do you mean by NO access to the closed network? If any part of a machine is connected to the internet it would not be closed. The only truly closed network would have absolutely NO access to the internet or any other network.

If you need a secure private network that has access to the internet then there are many ways to accomplish it, but I need to know what your goal is. -WS
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20 Dec 2010   #76
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

G'Day WS,

Thankyou for your post. Probably I am not wording it right and will try to explain.

I have a Billion BiPAC 7401VGP router, which everyone in my family has access to. There is no server as such, although sometime I wish there were so I could have greater influence on what happens on our home network.

Up until now we all have access to the internet through this same router, but we cannot see each other. We had never set up a network as such, because I do not want some of the computers to have access to my own or my work computer. And we had no real need to transfer a lot between our separate computers. I am particularly concerned about viruses that may be bought back and infect our network. I understood that without a network set up that each computer was a stand-alone, with no direct link to any other computer.

Now with XP Mode installed I think there is a need to have a network for my own computers i.e. Personal Win 7, XP Mode, work Mac, and mobile HTC desire phone. So I can have good access between them, while still not letting the other family computers have direct access to mu computers. That is, if possible I would like to leave them accessing the internet as stand-alone computers, without being able to infect or access my own computers.

I do not know if this is possible. Perhaps a network without giving those other computers the password the join my own network. HomeGroup is only for Win 7 computers and is still only a subset of the local network, where all computers can be seen together. I do not know if I am explaining myself clearly or sufficiently.

At the moment I am still trying to get my Win 7 computer to see my XP Mode.
From XP Mode I can see all the computers in the network that are running from /My Network Places /View workgroup computers. I may be looking in the wrong place in Win 7. Is there and equivalent place to view workgroup computers ?

Does this put it into perspective for you WS ?
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20 Dec 2010   #77
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Hi Sean, Thanks but I found out about loosing the top toolbar the hard way. Uninstalling the laot cleaning my computer of all XP Mode links/files etc and then downloading and installing the lot again just to have it happen again. Luckily I found out the reason by accident. BUT I cannot work out why Microsoft would have it do that when it is supposed to be just like using a normal XP Pro system.

Anyway we have past all that and I'm on the home stretch now with I hope just another setting change or two to go.

Cheers.
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20 Dec 2010   #78
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 




Quote:
Your host computer's network location should be set to Home. Change that. Then please, follow the steps mentioned in post #2 in this thread exactly as told.
Kari
Hi Kari,
Yes I have set my Win 7 host computer to location Home Network and have gone through again and checked all the items on post #2. Nothing had to be changed here, as I had done it previously.

Current situation is my Win 7 computer still cannot see any other computer on the network, and although this morning my XP Mode could see all the other computers running on the network, except my wireless Mac, now XP Mode in Network Places, viewing workgroup computers, the box says
"Workgroup is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact administrator....... No more connections can be made to this remote computer at this time because there are already as many connections as the computer can accept."

What is happening here please ? I only need the one connection I think, don't I ?
I have not got my anti-virus software loaded yet. Are there other things happening here or was it just me ?
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20 Dec 2010   #79
Kari

 

I don't know what to say. It's half past eleven AM here in Germany, I've spent last two hours installing Seven on two older PC's, setting up Virtual PC and XP Mode on both, and am able to start sharing straight away. Both XP Mode's find the network and are found by other computers, sharing working without problems.

I really do not know what we are missing.

Just to check something, which of the following you can see when opening XP Mode's My Computer?

A hand symbol under the Shared Documents icon, indicating that sharing is allowed and this folder is shared in network:

XP Mode, sharing files on guest machine-xp_sharing_4.png

No hand symbol under the Shared Documents icon, indicating that sharing is not allowed and this folder is not shared in network:

XP Mode, sharing files on guest machine-xp_sharing_3.png

Kari


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20 Dec 2010   #80
Murray5

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
 
 

Yes Kari, it XP Mode files are shared.


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