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xbox 360 won't recognize windows 7 laptop for media sharing

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Ok I come here after literally trying every possible solution I could find when googling the crap outta this problem. I just got a new xbox and when trying to share my media from my Windows 7 laptop I get the PC not listed message every time. I have tried with WMP 12 with all the media sharing options on correctly. I tried starting the network sharing service etc. I tried opening the certain TCP and UDP ports. I tried downloading Zune and using that instead. I even tried a DMZ server and nothing has worked. My laptop picks up my xbox fine. Shows up in the network map and WMP and Zune and on my router settings as a connected device. But the xbox just won't pick up the laptop. Even when connected via ethernet cable. Please does anyone have any other suggestions that I have not yet tried? Because this is driving me mad now. I mainly use consoles for media streaming. I had no problems when I had a PS3. And before that a couple of years ago I had an xbox which also worked fine. Thanks :)
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An official document for streaming music from your computer to an XBOX 360 and Stream media using Xbox Music, Xbox Video, or Windows Media Player


If you still cannot achieve the desired results you're looking for you will need to contact XBOX Support.

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