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Unable to detect workgroup

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by TAHOE3745, Jan 5, 2010.

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  1. TAHOE3745

    TAHOE3745 Thread Starter

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    Just upgraded XP to Windows 7. Networking a Windows 7 laptop to a HP desktop which was XP (now Windows 7). Desktop sees laptop and files. Laptop cannot see desktop. When I change advance setting on desktop to allow others to see the drives on the desktop, it automatically reverts back and will not allow this change.
     
  2. TerryNet

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    Can you ping by IP address both directions? By Computer (Host) name?

    Side question: if these are the only computers on your network have you considered using Windows 7's Homegroup? I only have one Windows 7 so haven't tried it, but others have raved about how easy and nice it is.
     
  3. dustyjay

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    Also you do have to turn on File and Printer Sharing for on both computers.
     
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    Normally, Win7 will create a homegroup during setup, but you may have a situation where both computers have created a homegroup, or the network location on one or both computers may be set incorrectly. MS provides a troubleshooting guide that works for most common problems.
     
  5. TAHOE3745

    TAHOE3745 Thread Starter

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    The group name on both computers is the same. When I go to the advance settings and set the choices to discover networks, it reverts back when I save the setting.
     
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