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flamartine

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Trying to create a sharing connection between a Dell Inspiron laptop (Vista Home Premium), a wired Dell desktop with XP Home that has a printer wired to it.
My goal is to share files and be able to print from the laptop.
I used Vista's Networking capability to ID the other computer and printer. At one point It did show the desktop but said "Unspecified" and when I double clicked on the desktop icon, it said that it could not be ID'd. Later the desktop icon did not show.
What am I doing wrong? Would appreciate any/all guidance.
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You seem knowledgeable enough, so i'll try not to talk to you like a baby. :)
Are you sure that file sharing and discovery is turned on on both computers?
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file sharing turned on - In XP by discovery do you mean running the Network Wizard and going to My Network Places? If yes - all done.
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