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