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    Windows 7 cannot "see" Win XP on home network.

    Thanks again for your help and insights. From what you've said, the hardware cost would be about the same as the callout charges for an engineer:). I shall just replace XP1 with another Windows 7 PC.
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    Windows 7 cannot "see" Win XP on home network.

    I may have given the wrong impression so perhaps I can rectify that. I have cut the network down to just those 2 XPs and the Win7, for troubleshooting purposes. The problem is that the WIN 7 can see one of the XPs but not the other. The question is what is the difference in configuration...
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    Windows 7 cannot "see" Win XP on home network.

    Thank you for the reply. Starting from scratch is not really an option. As I said, I have a working system, where all can access the printer without passwords (including the Win 7 PC and the occasional puppy linux machines). I'll have a look at your other suggestions and report back here.
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    Windows 7 cannot "see" Win XP on home network.

    I have a small home network of 2 XPs and some linux PCs. One of the XP PCs ( XP1, say ) has a printer. This printer is shared on the network and works OK. I've recently added a Windows 7 PC and made it use the same Workgroup as the others for networking purposes. All the Windows PCs can ping...
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