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Sharing Problem With New Windows 7 PC On An Otherwise XP Network


Don Forbes says: 5 years ago Hi, I have been at this problem for hours… and found your site.. Win 7 sees both boxes, XP sees neither, nor the printer. Tried to print from Win7 Professional - didn't work. Tony says: 6 years ago Thank you so much! check over here

What have I done to my Dell to keep it from being able to see the 7 machine? Windows Updates & Activation BSOD on multiple machinesI upgraded from Windows 7 pro 64 bit to Windows 8 pro 64 bit on two computers and all went well for a day. Everything seems to set up corectly but every time I try to print I just a get a message saying "Communication Not Available" "The printer cannot communicate with the computer". XP can see Win 7 (mostly), but Win 7 acts like it is completely alone according to the Network page. http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/15247/complete-guide-to-networking-windows-7-with-xp-and-vista/

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November 28, 2009 John Mark I seem to have the same problem. so much for this forum being a lot of help. It would have been nice if everything were backward compatible in a way that allowed Vista and XP to SIMPLY join on to the Homegroup. I've been in I.T.

Select the "Ports" index on this dialog, select "Local Port" and press the "New Port…" button. Load More View All Get started What happens to all of the saved passwords in the Microsoft Edge browser? If everything goes perfectly, Windows 7 should automatically add the printer to your set of printers. Connect Xp To Windows 7 Homegroup Software File sharing works from PC-A to PC-B, but not vice-versa.For the record, I've spent a few hours combing for a solution before posting.

it worked linking my XP printers to Windows 7×64 laptop. thanks. please ansawer me in my mail thank best reggards Justin says: 5 years ago I also got to the end of the step when is seems to just stay at installing https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-networking/network-problem-between-win-xp-and-win-7-machines/7fc1e826-1aad-4795-9e0c-acd67874d86f When an upgrade isn't possible, admins can ease the ...

I have been trying to hook my laptop up to my work printer for ages. Windows Xp Cannot Access Windows 7 Share The problem is that the printer is very old and there are no drivers available for Windows 7 still. One suggestion to add to this is how to Map a network drive to your computer in windows-7 and XP. Thank you so much for your help.

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Now it works great, but this was not detailed in the instructions at the end. http://superuser.com/questions/180692/windows-7-cannot-map-drive-to-windows-xp-share When I connect the printer directly to the laptop, it automatically installs a driver and the printer works. How To Share Files Between Windows 7 And Xp My XP laptop can print fine (probably still using the original driver). Networking Windows 7 And Xp What happens to all of the saved passwords in the Microsoft Edge browser?

May 25, 2009 symbiont I followed this, worked for Printer Share - but Folder share is not as clear if it's not the "Public" folder your trying to share. check my blog I have an eee pc that I want to connect and I can see the windows 7 machine and I have an account on it and when i click on it Step 7: Now choose the printer driver from the list or download the latest driver for the printer and choose Have Disk. djnordlund says: 7 years ago I followed similar instructions when I first installed Win7 Pro on my computer in order to print to a printer on my wife's computer running Win How To Connect Windows Xp To Windows 7 Via Lan

December 11, 2009 Paul My thanks. December 14, 2009 Catherine As usual, you know what you're talking about! Just create a new PORT named as \\\ And don't forget the Windows Update button if you can't find your printer in the list. this content Please try the request again.

The network path was not found.” Any clues to what is wrong? Connect Windows 7 To Xp Workgroup Load More View All Evaluate How do I configure wireless access on Windows devices? Have i covered it do you think?

this was very helpful.

Love it when that happens. I was still not able to print to the XP printer. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions. How To Create A Homegroup In Windows Xp This worked like a dream!

On the Windows XP machine 1. The Windows 10 Command Prompt includes new capabilities Why doesn't closing a file return me to Microsoft Windows Explorer? In some cases you will need to install the x86 XP drivers for the shared printer because the Windows 7 drivers are not compatible with XP.  When everything is installed open http://cdhca.org/windows-7/multiple-network-sharing-issues.php IT WORKED !

Regards Trebor November 30, 2009 Keith My printer is on the XP computer. printaway! Can ping it by number but not by name. PLURKY24 says: 5 years ago been searching for this for a week already.Works great!Thanks!

actually i've tried all of this stuff (fw-ok, ping-ok) and much more, nothing works for me. Nadine01 says: 6 years ago Your tip worked superbly for connecting a printer from a Windows XP machine to a Windows 7 machine (32-bit), but it still doesn't work for connecting Jim B says: 6 years ago This seems like it is heading me in the right direction, yet, I am not there yet. Thanks for the effort!

I only have one problem with this. c) before exiting the properties screen make a note of the network path (in my case this is \\Martin-PC\Picures\Tutorial\Shared Click Ok etc. chmod 777 and you get everything. I made sure that the windows 7 drivers where installed on the laptop and did as you instructed and it worked perfectly.

I guess from the helpful information above, its not possible to bring a domain registered Windows 7 laptop from your office and connect it to your XP home network since the I followed their direction and it worked the first time. If you want to keep it enabled make sure there is a log in account for the other XP machines and they have a password. Why oh why do Microsoft make everything so bloody difficult..??

Hope this may help somebody. December 14, 2009 Horse88 Great tutorial. Greatly appreciated. Will surely share you wisdom with my friends and family.

ty. Then hit OK. John July 18, 2009 Ciunguta tnx nice tut.