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Accessing Windows Home from Vista Home Premium


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Andy9406

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I have recently purchased an HP desktop running Vista Home Premium, this is connected to a wireless network with another HP desktop running XP Home SP2. No problems using the printer or accessing the internet but when I try to map a drive, or for that matter any shared folders on the XP system from the Vista system I get a message saying that access is denied check with the XP system administrator to see if access permissions are set. Tried every thing I can think of but to no avail.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Vista can be a pain in the butt with this issue. I had to set a username and password on both of my pc's to get it working. There are a few free programs out there but many dont work too well. What steps have you taken and maybe i can help you some more..
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So far I have loaded all the latest MS updates on both systems.

Set up a user id as an administrator and another that is just a user. In both cases the names and passwords are identical on both systems.

Interesting that I have just connected a second vista laptop and the the two Vista systems talk happily together, but neither likes the XP box.

Regrds Andy
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This is an issue i ran into many times going from vista to xp... try this link and see if this helps you any... http://www.home-netw...etwork-map.html
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Thanks for that I can now see the XP system from the Vista one but when I click on the XP icon I get the access denied message. I think that either XP and/or Vista treat the case of the user name / password in different ways - but I cann't prove it!
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