Problem connecting with a Windows CP computer

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by Torben Komma, Jun 14, 2012.

  1. Torben Komma

    Torben Komma New Member

    Jun 14, 2012
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    Ok, so I just got my Windows 7 on my HP 6530b laptop, and I have stored my documents on my fathers XP computer meanwhile. Problem is I can't connect to his computer. He can find be but I can't find him.
    I have been googling for a while now, and the things I have done to fix this is:
    - Change it to a work-network
    - Changed both homegroup-names to: MSHOME
    - Changed the Win 7 from 128 bit crypt to to 40- or 56- bit.

    Both computers are on the same network, and everything works fine except for this.

    What am I doing wrong?
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Oct 16, 2009
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    Are you using a wireless connection? If so, have you tried a wired one.

    Homegroups are not used in XP.

    Is your Workgroup the same as the XP machine?

    Have you tried using the computer name or IP address when searching.

    The folder you need is set as shared on the XP machine?

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