Homegroup Sharing Only One Way

I just installed windows 7 on my laptop and desktop computers. I set up a homegroup easily and it works great as i access info on my desktop from my laptop. However, my desktop cannot see any information on my laptop. I have tried shutting off my antivirus and firewalls on both computers, have tried leaving, rejoining, and creating a whole new homegroup.

Nothing seems to work. These are two clean installs aside from avg 9 and now some miscellaneous programs i have, but nothing big as they are new. Any ideas? I am running a netgear wgt624 v3 router. My desktop is running windows 7 pro and my laptop is running home premium. They both have plenty of power.

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I have two printers - hp1300 laserjet1300 & epson styles dx 4800 series installed on the sun system
They both work there very well via the usb ports. The problem is that i cannot get the laptop to configure these printers - even though it sees them. I think it appears to be a question of access & permissions, not that sure. At any rate when i attempt to install the network printer it always fails to find a driver - no amount of manual direction from me can overcome its very stubborn resistance to demands. It can also not find the path or even the printer.

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You do not have permission to access (above path) contact your network administrator
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Then i tried starting the homegroup on my desktop (closed the one on my laptop). Once i hit create homegroup, the same thing would happen. The progress bar would just recycle itself and never end.
Then i tried the troubleshooting process and it did the exact same thing! What can i do to repair this?

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Okay. Here's my problem:

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#2 "server" computer - windows 7 32 bit (was vista 32 before xp 32 before that)
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Back when each and every one of these computers ran xp 32 bit the network ran great. I could access any file in any folder i had shared with any of the computers. I got a little tired with all the junk that was on the gaming computer from the downloads and opera and ie didn't even work anymore, so i got windows 7 64 bit for it. It couldn't see any other computer regardless of setting.

The server hdd died and i put vista 32 on the new hdd (as i had a copy laying around from when i had bought one of the machines);  machine #3 could now see #2 but could not access anything other than 'shared folders' and there was of course nothing in them - all the files were in cfolderjunk of course.

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Ok, now - i just reinstalled windows 7 32 bit on the #2 thinking it would allow perfect communication between the 32 bit and the 64 bit windows 7 machines - think again (32 bit because of hardware restrictions; old machine). The #3 64-bit w7 sees the #2 32-bit w7 right away; sees c: that i've shared manually, but will not connect because "i lack the rights to". I know, naturally, what the password is but it never even asks me for the password. Both of these machines are running homegroup splayed as open as i can get them. The #2 32bit w7 doesn't even see the #3 at all nor the #1.

I'm running out of patience with windows here. I need them all to communicate together. I can't go back to xp 32 on the gaming computer or i'll lose most of my memory (becomes unusable) and i actually do now like w7 - except for it's problems connecting to my other machines. What can i do?  I'm out of options.
P. S. Windows 7's are enterprise editions - xp's are sp2's. All are hardwired into a brand new cisco wired/wireless router but things were no different with the older dlink wired router. All shared drives and folders have been marked as full control and there should be no passwords anywhere. I'm logged in as administrator in each computer.

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