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sharing files between a win7 pc and xp pc

Discussion in 'Networking' started by CHRIS_BRADDON, Jan 27, 2011.

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    CHRIS_BRADDON Thread Starter

    Jan 26, 2011
    I have a small office network of 6 computers.
    I have just added the 6th computer running windows 7 home premium to the network and having a few problems.
    We are running sage accounts system and i cant connect to the main computer that is acting as the hub which runs of windows xp to acces the sage data.
    The main computer is visible on the network along with all other computers on the network but i cannot connect to it. when i click on it a box appears titles 'windows security' it asks me to 'enter network password' and says below 'enter your network password to connect to cornwall-31aae0' which is the name for the hub pc.
    i type in the username and password for that computer and press ok and nothing happens the box flashes and remains the same as if stuck in a continual loop. i have tried various combinations of usernames and passwords including using the computer name as a username and none work.
    i have played around with the settings changing workgroups and network names etc to match the hub pc and none work either. i have disabled and enabled password protected sharing etc and none of this works either. i seem to have tried everything and also tried matching the settings so that it is the same to another pc on the network running windows 7 also but still makes no difference.
    ive run out of ideas and hit a dead end can anyone help?
  2. TerryNet

    TerryNet Moderator

    Mar 23, 2005
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    If the "main computer that is acting as the hub which runs of windows xp to acces the sage data" is XP Home you may be running into the "max. 5 simultaneous connections" limit. And maybe that limit applies even though the Windows 7 Home system is only the client.
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