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Can XP and Vista computers co-exist in the same workgroup?

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Old 05-04-2007
makerofgirls
 

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Can XP and Vista computers co-exist in the same workgroup?
After installing my 3rd Vista computerat home, I can no longer see the old XP
computers from my Vista computers and viceversa (up to the 2nd one I
could..). The Vista ones can see each other, but the XP cannot any longer...
I have defined again the workgroup name to no avail...

Does anybody have any idea what I did wrong and how to reverse it?

Many thanks...
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Old 05-04-2007
Chuck
 

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Re: Can XP and Vista computers co-exist in the same workgroup?
On Fri, 4 May 2007 09:24:01 -0700, makerofgirls
<makerofgirls@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>After installing my 3rd Vista computerat home, I can no longer see the old XP
>computers from my Vista computers and viceversa (up to the 2nd one I
>could..). The Vista ones can see each other, but the XP cannot any longer...
>I have defined again the workgroup name to no avail...
>
>Does anybody have any idea what I did wrong and how to reverse it?
>
>Many thanks...


There are several possible reasons for problems like yours.

The most common is a personal firewall, blocking browser traffic (which lets the
computers "see" each other).
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/05/your-personal-firewall-can-either-help.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2005/0...ther-help.html

Look carefully at the NetBT setting, and personal firewall settings.
<http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/07/advanced-windows-networking-using.html>
http://nitecruzr.blogspot.com/2006/0...ing-using.html

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Cheers,
Chuck, MS-MVP [Windows - Networking]
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Old 05-04-2007
Dana Cline - MVP
 

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Re: Can XP and Vista computers co-exist in the same workgroup?
On Vista, bring up Networks. Right-click on your network connection, select
Properties. There should be a way there to switch from Public to Private,
and that would allow all your Vista and XP boxes to see each other.

Dana Cline - MCE MVP

"makerofgirls" <makerofgirls@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> After installing my 3rd Vista computerat home, I can no longer see the old
> XP
> computers from my Vista computers and viceversa (up to the 2nd one I
> could..). The Vista ones can see each other, but the XP cannot any
> longer...
> I have defined again the workgroup name to no avail...
>
> Does anybody have any idea what I did wrong and how to reverse it?
>
> Many thanks...



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