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Home Networking W/ Windows 7 & Windows XP

Postby guest » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:54 pm

I have spent hours trying to make it so that I can access the files on my Win 7 Desktop from my Win XP Media Edition laptop. I have changed so many setting such as:


Changing the advance sharing settings
Changing the Workgroup to MSHOME
I have set up homegroups and deleted them
I have gone directly to the folders and tried to share them

All I want is the same easy set up that I had with XP. All I had to do was walk through the wizard and afterwards, I could access my computer's shared files from any other computer in the house. With win 7 it either asks me for a password or just flat tells me that I can't do it.

Can anyone help me on this matter or can something be done to make it as easy as it was?
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Postby guest » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:55 pm

I spend more than 6hrs on the phone with a consultant of Microsoft to solve the same problem,but under Vista (notebook) and XP (desktop),one of the problem can be your antivirus (I use avg free 8..) win7,try to disable on both machine the antivirus and firewall,But if you are not able to see another partition or hdd,i think you did not make the corect settings in Network places/share.In My Network places(XP) you must be able to see another hdd shared,other than C ( I think you receive a message ...is not accesible.You not have permission....and bla bla bla....Access is denied) when you try to access it
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Postby guest » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:55 pm

Hi

I agree with Brhams.

Another possible cause is incorrect policy settings. Please let us know if you have created same username/password on all computers include the Windows 7 beta to share resources, or enabled Guest account in the Windows 7 beta. I suggest that you launch gpedit.msc->Computer Configuration->Windows Settings->Security Settings ->Local Policies->User Rights Assignment. Check if the policy "Hide entry points for Fast User Switching" is enabled. Open the policy "Access this computer from network", check if the account is in the list. Please note that Guest is not a member of Everyone.



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Postby guest » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:56 pm

In our case, we need to create the same username and password on both computers.
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