Windows 7 vs Windows Xp on network

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Networking' started by SereneTW, Nov 18, 2011.

  1. SereneTW

    SereneTW Well-Known Member

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    OKay.....here is the problem...i have 3 computers 2 with windows 7 and 1 with xp. Now i need to share files. There is no problem with windows 7. I can access both the computers having xp and windows 7 and can transfer and share files. But one with xp....i cant see the other 2 computers with windows 7...HALP..:(
     
  2. Joe S

    Joe S Excellent Member

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    You have to setup the Windows 7 computers like the XP one with the same work group name. Go into advanced system settings and it's on the tab with computer name.
    Joe
     
  3. Trouble

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    In addition to making sure all computers are in the same Workgroup, avoid Homegroups as they are not compatible with downlevel client machines like XP.
    And
    enable NetBIOS over TCP/IP in the properties of IPv4, under the WINS tab, within the properties of your network interface card.
    type
    services.msc
    into the search box and hit enter
    confirm that the following services are started, consider setting the startup type to automatic
    Computer Browser
    Function Discovery Provider Host
    Function Discovery Resource Publication
    Network Connections
    Network List Service
    Network Location Awareness
    Network Store Interface Service
    Server
    SSDP Discovery
    TCP/IP NetBIOS Helper
    Workstation
    And if you are receiving an error message when attempting to access shares on the Win7 machines from the XP machine like "Network path not found" or something similar, you are going to have to examine the settings for any security suites that are installed on all your machines and make sure they are configured properly to support NetBIOS communication between network nodes.
     
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    SereneTW Well-Known Member

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    All of those are already started and i didnt understand about the homegroup...avoid them??
     
  5. SereneTW

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    So i have to apply changes in windows 7 PC and where is advanced system settings...
     

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