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Connect Windows 7 with Windows XP


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On the xp machine open my computer right click on C left click on sharing and security.
Click on the sharing tab under network and sharing tick both boxes click ok.
If it gives a warning about sharing choose just share. Had already done it.
Can you see the xp drive from win7. I can see xp, but dont have acess.
If not disable all firewalls (including windows firewall) and antivirus - try again. I did and can see, but still no acess
Are you running any other programs like zone alarm ? NoHave you checked the propertites of xp to make sure service pack 3 installed ? Yes and it has been installed.
Do you have a login on the laptops or do they boot to desktop ? Have longin with passwords.

I have attached a screen shot of what the network map looks like on the windows 7. when I have the other laptop on it displays the name right below BigDaddy-PC. If you look at the bottom of the screen shot you can see circuled in yellow is the desktop.

I have also attached another screen shot of the error message i get when I try to access the desktop. If at the bottom left of the screen shot circuled red you can see the laptop and the desktop uneder the Network.

thanks again.

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Edited by jjmdos, 12 December 2011 - 12:12 PM.

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Do you have a login on the laptops or do they boot to desktop ? Have longin with passwords.

Sorry I should have asked does the xp machine use login and passwords ?
If yes then we may have to setup user accounts in the machine. If you do use user accounts and login on xp then I will try to replicate that here on my system and see if I can get the same error as you.
Also we might have to access via map network drive (MIGHT)

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On the desktop there are user accounts just no passwords.
The user account I use is the administrator.

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Hi Jimdos
Because you are using Home it is going to be a bit of hit and miss Could you please try this.
Log on to the XP computer by using an account that has administrative rights.
Click Start, click Run, type control userpasswords, and then click OK.
Double-click User Accounts to open the User Accounts dialog box.
Click Guest, and then click Turn On the Guest Account.
Close the User Accounts dialog box.
Can you access the xp machine now

Note: To manually enable the guest account on the Windows XP Home-based computer but to not show the Guest account on the Log On Screen, type net user guest /active:yes at a command prompt.

I have found an old XP(pro) SP2 computer I will update to SP3 and go through the steps. If I can connect and you cannot then I will do a fresh install of xp home and go through the steps.
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I still can't connect.
Im thinking about removing the network and starting over? I didn't think it would be this difficult to connect?

Did you have any luck with setting up and connecting?
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Can connect no problems.
Will wipe xp pro and install xp home,
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Hi Jimdos
Sorry - Was away again.
Have just loaded xp home and updated to SP3. I can access the Public folder on Win7
I did not change any settings from the basic install.
On the XP machine please go to Start>My network places>tools>map network drive
Pick any drive letter(the default Z will do). In folder type in
\\the name of your win7 share\users (tick reconnect at logon) click finsh. can you connect?

An example of the above my win7 share is called c on Xp_win7 so the path is
\\Xp_win7\users

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It's ok. As you can see I have been busy too....
I tried what you just suggetsed, and it giveing me a path not found error????

Could the problem be with my network router???

It is a belkin N?
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Ok back to basics
Please start the command prompt. Click start>run typein cmd press enter. This should open the command window. At the prompt typein ipconfig press enter
on the Win 7 Click start then in the search box typein cmd press enter. This should open the command window. At the prompt typein ipconfig press enter
Please post the ip address the subnet and the gateway of both machines.
Also whilst the command prompt is open try and ping both machines. on xp at the prompt
typein ping (the win7 ip address) press enter. eg ping 192.168.0.5then do the same from win7 to xp
do you get a reply from both ends or a not reachable error
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To keep it simple I am going to post the laptop screen shots seperate from the desktop.


Here is the Laptop Ipconfig.

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Edited by jjmdos, 01 January 2012 - 09:01 PM.

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ping laptop to desktop.png here is the screen shot for the ping from laptop to desktop

Edited by jjmdos, 01 January 2012 - 09:15 PM.

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having internet problems. I will post the rest tomorrow

Edited by jjmdos, 01 January 2012 - 09:50 PM.

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Here is the ipconfig from the desktop

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Here is the screen shot of ping from desktop to laptop.

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As Alays Thanks for the help
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