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Home Network / File Printer Sharing With Win 7 And Xp


I have 3 machines on my home network. #1 is a new windows 7 64 bit (ultimate); #2 is an upgraded windows 7 32 bit (pro), and #3 is a xp machine. I am able to get #1 and #2 on the home network, but #3 is giving me trouble. I need to be able to share files at a minimum, and ideally printer too.

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Connecting Win7 To Xp Network For File / Printer Sharing

I have a new netbook running windows 7 starter edition and i want to use file sharing and printer sharing with my existing windows xp network. I have turned on file and printer sharing on my xp desktop. The win 7 netbook connects to the internet via my wireless router. The xp desktop is connected to the wireless router. The printer is connected to the xp desktop. Why am i unable to connect the win 7 to the xp network? How do i do it?

Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Home Networking Printer Sharing Between Win 7 & Xp

Home networking and printer sharing between my windows 7 computer and other windows xp computers. I just purchased a computer with windows 7 home premium. I cannot seem to connect to the other home computers that are running windows xp professional and they cannot establish sharing the hp printer that it attached by ethernet to my computer.

Posted On: 2010-01-09 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

File Sharing Network Issues

I have three computers running on my network. 2 computer have windows 7 ultimate 64bit and 1 has windows vista ultimate 32bit. One of the computers is wireless (windows 7) the other 2 are wired. When i first turn on my wireless computer i have full internet and file sharing connections. I continue to have full connections until about about a half hour or until i lock that computer. Then when i start to use that computer again i have internet connections but my file sharing connections are messed up. I only can share files with the windows vista computer. When i try to access and share files with the other windows 7 computer it says windows cannot access.

I try and click diagnose but it cannot find anything wrong with it. Can anyone help me find out what is wrong with this? The only other way i can start to share files with both computers is to either restart my computer or go into computer management disable and then re enable my network card (that seems to work most of the time). My router and wireless card are only about a year and a half old. It is a linksys speed booster brand. Wrt54gs i think.


Posted On: 2010-04-01 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

The File And Printer Sharing (smb) Problem

The device or resource (pc name) is not setup to accept connections on port "the file and printer sharing (smb)". Long enough i have suffered with this problem, hopefully this will be the place that is able to solve it. A while ago, when i installed windows 7, the file sharing feature just worked fine. Thought since a month, maybe 2 its not working at all. I have 2 pc's. One laptop with windows xp 64-bit, one main pc with windows 7 64-bit (windows 7 ultimate n build 7600).

The problem: i have file sharing turned on, thought i cannot access the desktop pc from my laptop. (Not by name nor ip address). On the desktop pc itself, i cannot look into the shared files (which are on the same pc!). The ironical part of this is that is does show what files are shared (and this updates correctly) thought it wont show the content. Also the desktop pc cannot see any other pc on the network, thought they all have the same workgroup. The laptop is able to see and access other windows xp pc's who are in the same network, but not the desktop (windows 7) pc.

Some tests i did:
#1 from my laptop i can ping to my desktop.
#2 from my desktop i can ping to my laptop.
#3 i uninstalled northon ghost (even with the removal tool), no changes.
#4 i turned off eset nod32, windows firewall and windows defender, no changes.
#5 i uninstalled the drivers of my network card and reinstalled them, no changes.
#6 i checked if the serveces started that might have something to do with this:
-> "Computer browsing" -> started
-> "Ssdp discovery" -> started
-> "Tcp/ip netbios helper" -> started
-> "Server" -> started

#7 when i turn on network discovery, it will automatically go back to "off". (I used to be able, when all worked, to turn this on!)

#8 set pc back to a restore point 20 days ago (this unfortunately was the earliest i could find, thought even on that date i had problems. )
Change sharing options for different network profiles is configured as following:
Home & work (current profile)
Turn off network discovery (! I cant turn this on !)
Turn on file and printer sharing
Turn on sharing so anyone with network access can read and write.
Media streaming is off (also with "on", no changes)
Use 128-bit encryption to help. (Also with "40- or 56-bit", no changes.
Allow windows to manage homegroup connections
Errors:
#1 when i open network, it shows my desktop pc only in the list. (I used to have all the pc's in the list)
#2 when i click my desktop pc's name, it shows which folders are shared: "some folder" & "users" are shared.
#3 when i click eighter of these folders i get the notification: "windows cannot access jeffreyusers"
#4 when i click "diagnose" it shows: "the remote device or resource won't accept the connection" and "the device or resource (jeffrey) is not set up to accept connections on port "the file and printer sharing (smb)". "
 
Solution: the problem is caused by a corrupted file.

The dns client and the dhcp client rely on 3 processes in windows 7: "nsi, tdx and afd" (can be found in the registry, see 2nd post of mine for location). If the dhcp client wont start, it might be, because of one of these files. By entering the command: "net start nsi"  (and tdx, and adf) you can find out if they work or not. In my case the tdx process wouldn't start.

Using shinmila h. 2nd post, you can find out if the file is corrupted, and replace them with a non corrupted one. In my case the tdx.sys file was totally empty, and following the tutorial of shinmila h. 2nd post link, i was able to replace the file, with a file of my friend. (I couldn't find it on the installation dvd).

Once the file has been replaced, the service would start normally again. (Manually, or automatically on restart) who knows what i have to do, to make windows sharing possible again, between a windows 7 and a windows xp pc.


Posted On: 2010-03-28 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Trouble Sharing Printer In Network

I just installed windows 7 on my desktop and my laptop last weekend. I want to share the printers connected to the desktop with the laptop. The desktop is directly connected to the broadband router. The laptop is connected via a wireless connection that runs off of the same router. I had all this working under vista. I can see the desktop machine from the laptop but cannot she the printers. I have set all the sharing option i can find on for the printers on the desktop. I cannot make a connection to the desktop from the laptop. Please help.

Posted On: 2010-05-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Problems Of Sharing Network Printer Xp Pc With Win 7

Problems of sharing a network printer that is already installed on an a windows xp home edition desktop pc with a windows 7 pro laptop. ° Have an epson aculaser c1100 printer which is already installed on a windows xp home edition pc. ° Am using an wireless network connection. I was using a windows xp home ed. Laptop and sharing the printer without any problem but when i changed my computer which uses windows 7 pro. I couldn't use the printer.

I tried the cd that was given by epson but it freezes (i think its not compatible with windows 7), when i use direct connection with usb, i can use the printer without any problem. As i controlled out my network i can see the computer and the printer easily but couldn't use it. When i tried to download the windows 7 compatible driver for epson printer i saw that there is not any driver for windows 7.


Posted On: 2009-12-22 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Printer Sharing On Win 7 From Other Machines On Network

I have a lexmark 1150 printer on a windows 7 box and want to share on network with xp boxes. When i go through the steps to install the printer on the xp boxes, everything seems to go fine. However, when i send a print job to the win 7 printer. - It "hangs" in the queue and will not print. On the win 7 box i have to stop/start print spooler to clear the job. Any ideas on this one?

Posted On: 2010-04-18 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Sharing Printer On Wireless Network From Xp Computer

Sharing a printer on a wireless network from a computer running xp that has the printer attached to a laptop running windows 7. I am having trouble sharing a printer on a wireless network from a computer running xp that has the printer attached to a new laptop that runs windows 7.

Posted On: 2010-02-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Connect Printer From Other Home Network Computer

Have a windows 7 ultimate and a windows 7 home premium systems on a home network cisco linksys router. Can see the printer on both systems and it's shared, but when i try to connect. The message with red x is "windows cannot connect to the printer" "operation failed with error 0x00000002". What is the problem? Tried troubleshooting, nothing!

Posted On: 2010-03-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Printer Does Not Work In One Of Laptops Using Home Network

I recently installed windows 7 on my three computers: a pc and two laptops. I use a hp psc 410 all-in-one-printer connected to the pc. However, it does not work in one of the laptops using a home network. The first laptop connects well with the printer through the network.

The second laptop does not as it keeps on asking to install a driver to connect to the printer. I clean-installed windows 7 on all three computers, so they should all behave the same. Any ideas or recommendations anyone? 


Posted On: 2009-12-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Adding Hp J4860 Printer To Home Network

I have a desktop computer which is using windows vista. I have a hp j-4860 printer hooked up to the desktop. I'm trying add the printer to my laptop which is using windows 7 home. Can anyone help? I'd also like to be able to get my mailto both computers. I presently am getting mail on my desktop which uses outlook express. Can i setup my laptop to receive the same mail?

Posted On: 2010-05-11 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Use Remote Printer Connected To Xp Vista Machine Over Home Network

Use remote printer connected to xp machine from vista machine over home network. I'm attempting to print to an hp6110 printer attached to an xp machine on my wireless home network from my new vista machine, i have 3 other xp machines attached to my wireless router that work fine with my hp 6110 all-in-one. I can see the printer over the network on my wifes computer but am denied access.

"Windows cannot connect to the printer. Access is denied". I tried down loading a printer driver from hp, but they have no vista driver for the hp6110 on a wireless network. What am i doing wrong? What do i do?


Posted On: 2010-04-13 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Test Page To Shared Printer On Home Network Fails, No Communication

My lexmark x1270 printer does not print nor communicate with my laptop. The printer is attached to the home network at my desk top pc running windows xp home edition. My laptop runs windows 7 and is connected to the network via wireless router. I can see the desk top in my network places on the laptop but i don't see the laptop from my desk top. After installing the latest lexmark driver (cqj1200win7en) the test page fails to print.

Posted On: 2010-01-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

How To Connect Win 7 Laptop To Printer Connected To Mac On Existing Home Network?

How do i connect a new windows 7 laptop to a printer connected to a mac on an existing home network trying to connect a new windows 7 laptop to a home network printer hanging off a mac desktop.

Posted On: 2010-01-16 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Sharing Wireless Network Between Win 7, Xp, Wireless Printer

I had no trouble sharing my wireless network when the desktop was xp and the laptop was xp. Since replacing the desktop with a new windows 7 unit, i cannot manage to set up a network. I just purchased a new wireless printer, and i cannot set it up wirelessly either. I can network the printer to work with the win7 desktop if i connect the printer to my router with a ethernet cable. My router sees all 3 devices and i can ping the printer and the laptop from the desktop. The desktop is connected to the router via ethernet cable.

Posted On: 2010-07-10 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Mapping Network Drives On A Home Network Issue

I have two pc on my home network, one is a desktop running window 2000, attached to this is an external hard drive. The second is a laptop running windows 7. Before i upgraded to windows 7 i was running window vista on the laptop. When i had window vista on my laptop i was able to map a network drive to both the desktop's hard-drive and also to the external hard drive attached to the desktop.

After upgrading to windows 7 when i try to access the desktop or map the external hard drive i'm asked for a domain password. When i enter the user id and password of the desktop i keep getting the request for my domain password. I don't remember setting up a domain password at the time of the windows 7 upgrade.


Posted On: 2009-12-15 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Folder / File Sharing

I'm new to windows 7 and i'm getting very frustrated. I have 2 user logins on the same laptop, one for me and one for my wife and i want to share folders and files with the other user. For instance all my photos are stored in my pictures on my login and i would like to share this folder with my wife's login. I have tried all the "share with" options but noting seems to work. They all talk about sharing on a home network but i don't have a network, only one laptop. Please help before i blow a fuse!


Posted On: 2010-05-07 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Setting Up File Sharing

Two desktops both running windows 7 home premium. Got it set up once and it worked great. Then due to problems on pc 2 i did a clean install of windows 7 home premium. The files that i am trying to share reside on pc1. I have the homegroup set up on it and set several files to share and then selected read/write for those files. Printed out the key and went to pc2 to set it up.

Did as instructed on control panel but there is no network and internet but went into network. Thats when it gets crazy as it seems that in trying to join now and put in the password from pc1 it prints out its own password on the screen and says that there are no members in the homegroup.could someone help or point me to a document to read and use?


Posted On: 2010-03-31 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .

File Sharing Not Working

I have had the files on my vista home premium desktop set up for over a year as shared files. I could always access them from my laptop. I recently got a new laptop with windows 7 and it immediately could access the files and make changes to them. Today , all of a sudden the files on my desktop are now read only. I go to documents folder and there is a check make in "read only". I unchecked the box and click apply and another dialogue box comes up asking me to click ok to make these shared files.

I click ok and another little window appears and shows progress as attributes of every file in documents is being adjusted. However after that task completes and i go to look at documents properties -the read only box is still checked. I have restarted the desktop and tried to make the change 3 times but no success. If i go to network setting there is a green check mark for file sharing on. Does anyone have any recommendations as to how to fix this.

The only new software put on the laptop has been microsoft home and student office but i don't see where that should have affected anything.


Posted On: 2010-05-14 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

File Sharing On Win 7

I have recently installed windows 7 on my pc. I have a ton of music and photos that i would like to be able to share. We recently got set up with at&t uverse, and there is an interactive feature on uverse that allows you to access your music and photos from your network. When i go to this feature in uverse, i am able to see that my pc is connected, but i am unable to access any of my folders that contain music or photos. At one point, i was able to access them, but i installed another hdd in my pc with more music and while i was trying to get everything set to share, things disappeared from uverse.

I have gone to my computer and right clicked on the music library that i want to share, i selected share with specific people, and included my homegroup. I gave the homegroup read / write access, but the files still do not show up on uverse. I would appreciate any insight on sharing or any insight on how to use with at&t uverse.


Posted On: 2010-01-27 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Firewall Blocking File Sharing

Came into the office today (two computers on the network) and one of the computers could not see the other on the network (it was not a problem the other way around). I went through some troubleshooting, and figured out it was the firewall on the one computer blocking access. The firewall is controlled by macafee virus protection. So, i turned off the firewall, and bingo, i can now see each computer from both directions. The problem is now i don't have any firewall protection. Any reason the settings on the firewall would have been different today than they were yesterday, and how do i turn the firewall back on while allowing the file sharing to continue on as before over the network?

Posted On: 2010-07-29 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Access File Sharing On Server

I have windows 7 home and i want to access file sharing on server.

Server
- Not ad
- Create folder and set share permission for user in server. After i  map network drive from windows 7 home to server - > example 10. 0. 0. 100 share (everyone not full control) in folder share have set folder permission for some user only. Select map drive with different user account and it keep ask user and password? I make sure that i type

User: servernameuser , pass:password
User : 10. 0. 0. 100 user
Pass : password


Posted On: 2010-03-23 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

File Sharing Between Xp With Office And Win 7 With Ms Works

File sharing between windows xp with microsoft office and windows 7 with microsoft works word processor and spreadsheets. I work for a small non-profit and just opened our first office. We received a donated rebuilt pc with microsoft xp office products which were compatible with what i had been using at home. Just received an new dell inspiron with windows 7 and the microsoft works programs installed. The systems are wirelessly networked to share files.

However, the new system will not install many of the existing logo images installed in our forms, and when they do install they aren't proportional or different colors. And formatting is often lost in the . Wps files.

I have been able to open files, edit and then re-save in the .doc format, but it is time consuming and doesn't solve the formatting or image issues. I have not been able to figure out how to run the compatibility software.


Posted On: 2010-03-22 . View Related Posts . . View 3 Replies .

Network And Sharing Center Does Not Open

I get this error when clicking "open network and sharing center" in wireless network connection icon in system tray. Also, same error when clicking "view network status and tasks" in control panel.

[Window title]
::{26ee0668-a00a-44d7-9371-beb064c98683}3::{8e908fc9-becc-40f6-915b-f4ca0e70d03d}
[Content]

This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the default programs control panel. [Ok]

This all started with issue of dead network status icon (i'm running win 7 ult x64): (http://social. Answers.microsoft.com/forums/en-us/w7network/thread/c3ee2c3f-82e5-44c7-8f40-ee7fb7f48c83)


Posted On: 2010-01-31 . View Related Posts . . View 6 Replies .

Sharing Two Machines In One Network, Xp And Win 7

Sharing two machines in one network, xp and win7, can't access to the xp files from the 7 machine. I have two computers, one is connected to wlan router directly, and the other one is a laptop. I set them to the same workgroup, enabled sharing and everything, and i can access to the win7 files from the xp using password. But, when i try from my laptop (with win7 installed) i can't see any computer connected, so i can't access to the xp files. When i type "net view" in command prompt, i get error 53, "the network path was not found".

In other location, when i connect my laptop to a lan using a cable, i can access to the lan's internet, but not to it's network folders. My laptop has windows 7 ultimate 64 bit installed


Posted On: 2010-01-01 . View Related Posts . . View 18 Replies .

Media Player Network Sharing Service

After upgrading to a larger hard drive i reconnected my xbox 360 to my home network and began re-sharing my media on my main computer to it. I don't leave it hooked up all the time because the cable has to stretch across the floor. The odd thing this time is, i came in to use my computer the next day and it was slow, very slow. When i looked at the gadgets it showed my ram usage as 94-97%! 

When i started up the task manager and had it show all processes, the windows media player network sharing service was eating up that much ram. I shut it down and within minutes it had started up again and began eating ram like it was candy. It only took it about 3 minutes to once again eat up nearly all 3gig of memory. I have to  go in and shut it down manually at least 3 times a day.


Posted On: 2010-01-17 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Network & Sharing Center / See Full Map

When i use the "see full map" in the network & sharing center it works fine and shows my pc connected to my switch then to the gateway to the internet, but after the machine has been to sleep and been wakened the map shows a question mark between my pc and the switch? The question mark is labeled "unknown".

Thinking this could be some sort of trojan i have scanned my pc with all of the usual virus detectors and malware detectors but nothing shows. If i do a reboot the map resets to what i expect, but if the machine goes to sleep or hibernate the question mark re-appears. I am using windows 7 home premium.


Posted On: 2010-04-11 . View Related Posts . . View 7 Replies .

Network Folder Sharing And Port Opening

My network is like this: laptop -> f-secure firewall of the laptop -> ~wireless~ -> desktop -> windows firewall of the desktop -> internet

The ports are opened in both my and desktops firewalls (i reinstalled windows yesterday - before it was working perfectly. ). Even tried turning my laptop's firewall off - no help.connection cannot be made through the ports.

And another problem: the shared network cannot be seen (though i have the internet access). My laptop cannot see the desktops folder (could see before the installation) and my desktop cannot see my laptop's. Tried going through everything in windows explorer (folder sharing) and control panel (network, system (this one to change the work-group)).


Posted On: 2010-02-14 . View Related Posts . . View 2 Replies .

Media Player Network Sharing Services Issue

Right after i go on line media player network services grabs 2gb of memory and 70 percent of the cpu usage, and the hard drive usage light comes on solid - this makes using the internet almost impossible since the clock is on for several minutes at a time - this computer is only used by two 'users' and only has a limited amount of stored music, no videos or tv shows - how can i shut off the service - or restrict it's ability to consume resources. This is an acer aspire 5532 with 3gb memory and a 160g hdd.

Posted On: 2010-04-08 . View Related Posts . . View 4 Replies .