Windows Vista doesn't see Win xp pd

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bonty

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My windows xp computer can connect to the other computer in my network with no problems but windows vista doesn't even see them and I am needing to connect to a printer on my windows xp computer. Please help me, thanks.
 

cwwozniak

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Hello bonty, and welcome to TSG.

I am kinda new to Vista myself and had a similar problem. You may have Network Discovery turned off on your Vista computer.

Here is some general help from the MS web site with a link to setting Network Discovery:

http://windowshelp.microsoft.com/Windows/en-US/Help/5723d061-b884-40da-b5e7-94a55f6fcead1033.mspx

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Try downloading and installing LLTP (Link Layer Topology Protocol) on your XP machines..
Forgot about LLTP. Had to install that on our XP machines a long while ago when we first got the notebook with Vista on it.

Had to go through the Network Discovery settings just recently when I switched from a wireless to wired connection for use at home.
 

JohnWill

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Time to debunk the LLTP myth. It has nothing to do with actual networking, it just allows Vista to show XP computers in it's "eye candy" Network Map. It has no effect on any networking issues.
 
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