How do I connect my Vista Laptop to my Win7 desktop?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by rickstuntebeck, Oct 28, 2009.

  1. rickstuntebeck

    rickstuntebeck New Member

    Oct 28, 2009
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    Hi Windows 7 Fans:

    I just upgraded my Dell Desktop from Vista 32-business to Windows 7 Enterprise.

    I changed my password and now I can not connect thru my network to my Desktop from my Dell
    Vista Laptop.

    I have my files shared and network sharing & printer sharing enabled but now I can not connect via my Laptop.

    How do I fix this?

    I can't join a Win7 homegroup (workgroup) with Vista right?

    Please advise.

    Rick Stuntebeck
    Mpls, MN.
    (612) 605-0706 home.
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Oct 16, 2009
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    Can you ping the other computer? Can you see it on the Full map.

    If you only have one Win 7 computer, you don't need a Homegroup. Run them both on the same workgroup.

    Have you tried remote desktop?
  3. rockwerks

    rockwerks New Member

    Nov 7, 2009
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    I have the same problem I have a dell vista laptop and a white box windows 7 PC. This is the first time in 20 years I have had issues with networking. I can see the computers on the network but can not access either from the other. This sucks. I have the printer on the windows 7 computer. I have went through all the required steps for networking and authorizing.

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