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Setting up a network between 7 and XP?

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I just got a laptop that runs windows 7. My main computer runs windows XP

The XP computer is connected directly to a router using a cable.

The Windows 7 Laptop connects to the same router using wireless.

I'm trying to set it up so I can share files between the 2 computers but I cant figure out how to do it!

I went to the "advanced sharing settings" in windows 7 and allowed everything, without a password. On my XP system I did the "set up a home or small office network" wizard and rebooted. Both computers are under the workgroup name "workgroup". I've never set this up before, even on 2 XP computers, so maybe I didnt do it right from my XP machine????

I can't figure it out tho
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It sounds like you followed these instructions ...

My ZoneAlarm Firewall on XP was blocking my Win 7 machine from sharing. I manually set it to allow Win 7's address, and everything works correctly.

You might want to make sure your Firewall and/or anti-virus are not blocking your connection to networking
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