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Network a vista computer and a XP computer

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by domthink, Jul 24, 2009.

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  1. domthink

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    I had a network set up when all my computers were XP's. When I got a vista computer, I am unable to network this one with the XP's. Is there some link that I can go to to see what needs to be done. I have gotten different answer from so called experts. Some say that it can not be done and others say it can.
     
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    What are the problems that you are having?

    Do you have the user accounts passworded and are they the same on the Vista and XP machines with the same password?
     
  3. domthink

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    yes. same passwords are used
     
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    Have you set up the sharing on the Vista machine?

    Have you made a share on the Vista machine?

    Can you see the XP machines from the Vista machine and likewise from the XP machines can you see the Vista machine?

    What Firewall are you using an EACH machine?
     
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    I have set up sharing
    I can see the XP machine from the Vista
    What do you mean by asking " Have you made a share? Not sure how to answer this:rolleyes:
     
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    You must define a share, with Windows Explorer open, select a drive and then properties. They you should see a Sharing tab, and now you can share the whole drive.
    If you want to share ONLY a folder go to that folder, and select properties of it.

    Click on Advance Sharing button, check the Share this drive and give it a name that makes since. OK yourself out.
     
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    I asked this question to meet my obligation to post a question. I will need more time to get back into this issue. Thanks for you fast responses. I will have postpone working on this for now.
     
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