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Windows 7: Windows XP Mode can't see my LAN

25 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows XP Mode can't see my LAN

I have a new Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit PC and I've installed Windows XP Mode on it in a Windows Virtual PC. I can't get XP Mode to access the LAN. Outside XP Mode, Win 7 has access to the other Windows assets on the LAN.

My LAN is an all-workgroup network - no machines on domains. In XP Mode, all I can see in the workgroup is the XP Mode virtual machine.

If I let XP Mode obtain an IP address automatically, it uses a different subnet from mine. I use It sets up automatically.

Then, if I manually assign an IP address that is on my subnet and is unoccupied ( and assign the connection to the same workgroup, it still does not see anything else in the workgroup. It only sees itself.

Internet: When I set up the LAN adapter's IP address manually, XP Mode can't see the web. When I let it set up automatically, it can. This doesn't really matter as I don't need Internet access from XP Mode, but it might give a clue as to what's wrong.

Any ideas, please?

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25 Jul 2012   #2


Hi Roy, welcome to the Seven Forums.

Something to read:Kari
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26 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Thanks - all fixed now.

Hi @Kari,

Thanks, that was very useful. Step 7 was key to getting everything working in my case.
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26 Jul 2012   #4


Good to know you got it working
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