RE: Networking vista and XP x64
I don't have the answer but I am having the same problem. I am running XP 64
Professional on a desktop and I just got an HP laptop with Vista Business
(not 64). I can see the laptop from my XP64 desktop, but I cannot access the
laptop (may be a firewall issue but I'm still investigating). I cannot see
the desktop at all from my laptop which is particularly problematic because I
would like to be able to use the printer connected to the desktop. When I
try to install the LLTD, I get a message telling me that it is not intended
for my OS. It is very frustrating to think that they have a fix for XP32 and
not XP64. Even with all the delays, they still couldn't get Vista to
function properly with at least the last generation OS? I presume it was a
cost/benefit decision (fewer overall XP64 users in the market). Improved
networking, ironically, is supposed to be a Vista selling point but from the
looks of this discussion board, they've failed miserably to make a smooth
transition from XP to Vista. Why is that not surprising?
I am resigned to waiting for Microsoft to release an equivalent LLTD
download for XP64, but who knows how far down the pecking order of bug fixes
that will come. If anyone has any insight on an existing fix or one soon to
come, please share. Your help is much appreciated.
> I have a laptop running vista, and a desktop on a dual boot between XP and XP
> I have a home network via a wireless router. I'm trying to Network my vista
> laptop to my desktop running XPx64, but i really can't get it to work.
> I can do this on the XP boot by installing the LLTD patch, but there is no
> such patch for XPx64. As such my computers can ping each other, but cannot
> see each other on the network map. Is there a way around this?
> thanks kenneth
> PS why won't windows support LLTD on XPx64? The OS is only a few months old!