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I can not get print share to work between the two Op sys's. I never set up my XP to have password protection for sharing its files. thank you Report Brian- May 17, 2013 10:23AM Saved me alot more frustration on this problem, Thank You! Under Recent Events, I clicked on View Log. http://bovbjerg.net/vista-cannot/vista-cannot-see-xp-computer.php

Right click on the LAN connection again to Enable the device. I have the same problem as you, I have an old desktop running Windows XP with no Service Pack and I have a laptop running Vista. Comments? WINDOWS EXPLORER, USE "\\" IN ADDRESS BAR If you look again in the post I added after my initial post, I wrote, that using Windows Explorer, and typing into the address

http://mariusene.wordpress.com/ December 31st, 1969 7:00pm Just do the folowing: 1. I wouldn't use Vista ever - at work when we buy any Pcs or Laptops we insist on a roll-back disk to set up as Windows XP Pro - suggest you CHECK YOUR TIME AND DATES. And yes, I disabled homegroup, and put all machines on the same workgroup.

  1. To get a consistent (and correct view) you gotta use My Network Places in XP.
  2. You showed me, in my Vista computer, how to set up a new drive letter for my networked XP ("Z").
  3. Scroll all the way down the left side of Explorer and click on Network.
  4. Called something similiar but a bit different under Vista (don't recall it's Vista name) There's ALOT of things that might be involved if you need troubleshoot the problem into the Computer
  5. And yes, they are all on the same workgroup except for the Ubuntu machine, but that's not an issue anyway.
  6. I am an IT Technical Support Technician and oversee the 14 printers that we have connected at work.

If you can't access a folder, create a new temporary folder named Share. now start them up as before. Report babz- Jan 13, 2009 01:47AM Hey, just another post to read but someone might pick up something. Problem: W7 cannot access files on XP.

Password Site Map Posting Help Register Rules Today's Posts Search Site Map Home Forum Rules Members List Contact Us Community Links Pictures & Albums Members List Search Forums Show Threads TechSpot Account Sign up for free, it takes 30 seconds. But, I went ahead and turned on a "Guest" account in XP. Don't know if this is suitable for everyone but it might give a few clues.

No, create an account now. NOW NEITHER MACHINE WILL TALK TO EACH OTHER. C210 has the largest share and all of the printers attached. Here are some images of the error message when trying to view my desktop vista pc from my dad's laptop XP.

Why, in my Vista, does setting up drive 'Z' work but Vista's 'Network' links do not? i used the same password as i used to logon to my laptop with vista to make things simple. You are done. I'll try to explain.

August 5, 2011 thx Many many thanks to Tom. http://bovbjerg.net/vista-cannot/vista-cannot-access-network.php Report Stuart- Aug 12, 2010 01:51PM Excellent worked, 6 on laptop, Windows Explorer opens faster as a bonus summer 2010 Report Sean- Aug 27, 2010 12:18PM Works! - Hopefully. . . Reboot both machines." I did. Here is also an image of my full network map.

I'm guessing, since I'm switching LAN's quite often for my work, Win Vista got some garbage stuck in it's cache somewhere, and now it's creating problems. After going through msconfig and using trial and error, i found that it wouldn't drive it up if i had Plug and Play unchecked. March 9, 2010 amozai Great information. http://bovbjerg.net/vista-cannot/vista-cannot-connect-to-xp-computer.php Look under the networking icons and next to your network name, it should say Private Network (not Public Network).

That can not be correct. Now does each PC can access each other shared files, folders, printers? I have tried editing the registry for IPStacks.

Good luck!

Try these links for Part1 and Part2. On my other XP desktop, I installed IPV6 support and also dropped the McAfee firewall. But Vista could not see it thanks to Norton firewall. Vista can read and write to all of the other machines except for C210.

If someone could helpi would be really greatful Thanks December 31st, 1969 7:00pm Are you running Service Pack 2 on your windows XP machine. How do I handle this? The Facts: Workgroup = Workgroup for all machines PW is turned off on W7 machine. http://bovbjerg.net/vista-cannot/vista-cannot-access-rundll32-exe.php Thanks!

What ever happened to joining a workgroup? Then next until you finish. May 31, 2011 Kent B I am having the same problem as David west. Report Mark on the Pacific- Apr 18, 2014 11:51AM Maxcat - the REGEDIT32 fix WORKS GREAT!

They all have shared folders. took me a bit to figure that out. Sorry if I have overlooked. If not then look in the services.msc and make sure Computer Browser service is started and set to auto and Network Connections.

This works in conjuntion with Server 2008. Once you open the network work on vista laptop is should see the network? This is where my problem gets stranger. Restart the machine and see if its worked.

All other computers can read and write to it just fine. If you do, at least write down the changes you're making or run a system backup first. -On the Vista/Inspiron computer in Network and Sharing: Network must be set to Private If you put SP3 on an XP pro computer >> you can't see the other PCs on the same wirless subnet 3. On On Off Off On Off See the workgroup name it should say Private (network) Change default: Tipstir (Public Network) Change to: Tipstir (Private Network) Make sure you give your network

Now you’ll have access to the Public folder contents. Is there a way to run them on windows 7? I'm not able to open my sister's pc because of some permission issues. Now you’ll see all of the computers on your network which should be part of the same Workgroup.

Choose OK 8. I didn't even have to reboot my XP laptop, I put it to sleep when the battery was low and when I woke it up it knew where are the other You will need to downgrade security settings of your vista machine to NTLM v1 or upgrade other systems to use NTLM v2. Four others are also running XP, 1 running Ubuntu, and then the last one is running Vista 64.