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Win 7 doesn't recognize XP machines over network

Win 7 doesn't recognize XP machines over network

Postby jrcserver1 » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:23 am

I've got a network of a few XP machines and 1 Windows 7 PC.

The Windows 7 unit doesn't see any of the XP machines. HomeGroup is disabled, workgroup is correct, and all IP's etc are proper. I can ping the other computers, but cannot see any of them in the Network area and nor can I connect to any printers that are on XP machines.

Any help would be appreciated...thx!
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Re: Win 7 doesn't recognize XP machines over network

Postby Grav!ty » Tue Jan 12, 2010 2:44 am

I just modified your topic title slightly to reflect a networking issue. I'm no network expert, but are the drives or folders you want to share on the XP machines shared?
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Re: Win 7 doesn't recognize XP machines over network

Postby jrcserver1 » Wed Jan 13, 2010 7:49 pm

I do have some shared folders/files on my network, but I haven't even gotten there yet... the Win 7 machine doesn't see any of the computers on the network -- yet it can ping them all and has full connectivity.
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Re: Win 7 doesn't recognize XP machines over network

Postby yeshuas » Thu Jan 14, 2010 1:23 am

In order to see and access them, you probably have to change the permissions to ability to change etc. so they have full control.
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Re: Win 7 doesn't recognize XP machines over network

Postby jrcserver1 » Thu Jan 14, 2010 2:53 am

The printers that I'm trying to access on the Win 7 machine are shared and as are the folders I'm trying to share. Still nothing.
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Re: Win 7 doesn't recognize XP machines over network

Postby yeshuas » Thu Jan 14, 2010 3:13 pm

So then you have gone into each folder option and changed the permissions like this

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Re: Win 7 doesn't recognize XP machines over network

Postby jrcserver1 » Sun Jan 17, 2010 1:21 am

No, I haven't done that for each folder.. but I shouldn't have to, just to see the networked computers. The printers that I am trying to access on the Win 7 machine are all shared properly, but the Win 7 machine doesn't see the other computers -- let alone allow file/printer sharing.
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Re: Win 7 doesn't recognize XP machines over network

Postby JabbaPapa » Tue Mar 23, 2010 9:21 am

I know this is an older post and you may have already found a solution, but in order for W7 to be able to see the XP machines over the network, you should ensure that identical login/password profiles exist on all of the machines involved.

If there is a user profile on your XP rig called "User" with a password "password", and a user profile on your Vista/W7 rig called "User" with a password "password", then the two machines will be able to talk with each other. They will not be able to do so in other scenarios. This is a security feature, to prevent the looser security in XP compromising data security on your Vista/W7 machines.
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