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Laptop is Vista and Desktop is XP


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f.woodard

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Hello I have a Dell Vista Laptop and a Intel Desktop with XP. I have been trying for weeks to get both computers to share files and printer!! The are on the same network; MSHOME and cant find each other for some reason.. The printer, laptop and desktop have enabled sharing so can some one help ASAP
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Hello,
Have you set up both computers to work on the same work group?
Also, make sure that network discovery and printer sharing is turned on in the Network and sharing center.
Then try; (on the Vista machine)

How to get Vista to network with XP

Click Start, and then click Network. (Or you can click Start, type ncpa.cpl into the search box, and press ENTER).
2. Click on the Network and Sharing Center, and then click Manage Network Connections.
3. Right click on the Local Area Connection or the connection you are using.
4. Select the Internet Protocol version 4 (TCP/IPv4)
5. Click the Advanced button under the General tab.
6. Click the WINS tab.
7. Click the Enable NetBIOS Over TCP/IP button.
8. Click Ok.

Edited by hfcg, 11 March 2009 - 09:18 AM.

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Hey i did all of that and then when i go to network I all I still see is the laptop not the desktop XP
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And yes they are in the same workgroup
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