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Old 01-30-2008
Orcasguy
 

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Network problem with XP & Vista
I have XP Pro on my HP Pavillion DV 5000 and a new HP desktop running Vista
home premium.
I set up a network between tehm but only the Desktop can access the XP
laptop. The laptop does not see the Desktop (Vista).

I turned off all firewalls on both computers. All files are set to share.

How does the laptop see the desktop files?
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Old 01-30-2008
Hans-Georg Michna
 

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Re: Network problem with XP & Vista
On Wed, 30 Jan 2008 01:45:02 -0800, Orcasguy wrote:

>I have XP Pro on my HP Pavillion DV 5000 and a new HP desktop running Vista
>home premium.
>I set up a network between tehm but only the Desktop can access the XP
>laptop. The laptop does not see the Desktop (Vista).
>
>I turned off all firewalls on both computers. All files are set to share.
>
>How does the laptop see the desktop files?


Please check: http://winhlp.com/node/179

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Old 01-31-2008
Mick Murphy
 

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RE: Network problem with XP & Vista
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l.../bb727037.aspx

Have a read of the above link re Vista File and Printer Sharing.
How to give Permissions are there, too.
If you are running Norton, etc’s Firewall, check its settings.

1st thing to do is make sure that the Workgroup Name of ALL the computers is
the SAME.

In Vista Network and Sharing:

Network Discovery: ON (So it can see the other computers)

Network set to Private (Public is for hotspots, airports, etc)

File Sharing: ON

Public Folder Sharing: ON (Vista’s Public Folder is the same as XP’s Shared
Docs)

Password Protected: OFF (unless you want to set up identical usernames and
passwords on ALL computers in your Network) If you have it ON, you will be
asked for a username and password when you try to access a Vista computer
from an XP computer.

Also, run the XP’s Home Network File and Printer sharing Wizard.


"Orcasguy" wrote:

> I have XP Pro on my HP Pavillion DV 5000 and a new HP desktop running Vista
> home premium.
> I set up a network between tehm but only the Desktop can access the XP
> laptop. The laptop does not see the Desktop (Vista).
>
> I turned off all firewalls on both computers. All files are set to share.
>
> How does the laptop see the desktop files?

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