hi i have a windows 7 professional machiene and also a windows xp sp3 machiene professional. i have created a work grould called "WORKGROUP" and all computers are in the same workgroup. and named each computer as the following windows 7 pc name "WINDOWS-7-PC" and the laptop as "XP-Toshiba-Lap" i can see my windows 7 pc in the windows 7 pc network place and i also can see my windows xp pro laptop there. the problem is that i cannot access the laptop as it says windows cannot access \\xp-toshiba-laptop, check the spelling etc... below that is says network path not found. i want to share folders and printer but am unable to. the internet is working fine without any problem. i am using a netgear router wired, 1 pc with windows 7 (desktop) another pc toshiba with windows xp pro sp3 (laptop). is there anything which i may be doing wrong? please help as this is driving me crazy.