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Problem sharing large files (Win7 <-> Win7)

Q: Problem sharing large files (Win7 <-> Win7)

Hi There,
I got 2 PCs...
A: Desktop PC, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

B: Media PC (connected to TV), Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

I'm trying to share the files on my Dektop PC so i can access them from the Media PC. As it is a Media PC i'm sharing videos. I enabled sharing on the Folders with the Files in it.
There is no problem accessing the shared folders from the Media PC, I can properly browse through the folder structer and i'm able to see the files. I can also copy small files (created a .txt Files) without problems. But if i'm trying to open or copy a video file (approx. 250MB) nothing happens. The "copy window" says Speed: 0 bytes/s for a while and then an error message saying "There was a problem accessing the file".

There is also another issue that is maybe connected to this one. I'm running a http based media server on my Desktop pc to stream videos to my popcornhour (streaming box). Since i tried to share the folders i'm not able to stream videos anymore... but i can browse through all my media files via http interface.

Hope someone can help me.

Cheers

A: Problem sharing large files (Win7 <-> Win7)

There could be a few problmes. Your host computer could not be fast enough (not a good enough processor/not enough ram)
The recieveing computer may not be fast enough either.
Also, there could be a problem becuase the router can't handle it.

Let us know,
Ben










Quote: Originally Posted by robert0


Hi There,
I got 2 PCs...
A: Desktop PC, Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

B: Media PC (connected to TV), Windows 7 Professional 32-bit

I'm trying to share the files on my Dektop PC so i can access them from the Media PC. As it is a Media PC i'm sharing videos. I enabled sharing on the Folders with the Files in it.
There is no problem accessing the shared folders from the Media PC, I can properly browse through the folder structer and i'm able to see the files. I can also copy small files (created a .txt Files) without problems. But if i'm trying to open or copy a video file (approx. 250MB) nothing happens. The "copy window" says Speed: 0 bytes/s for a while and then an error message saying "There was a problem accessing the file".

There is also another issue that is maybe connected to this one. I'm running a http based media server on my Desktop pc to stream videos to my popcornhour (streaming box). Since i tried to share the folders i'm not able to stream videos anymore... but i can browse through all my media files via http interface.

Hope someone can help me.

Cheers

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Two Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit computers on the same network, the desktop has a printer shared that the laptop would like to access.

The oddness began after I managed to get the laptop to access the desktop via Start > Run > \\desktop, successfully connected up the printer via filesharing and tested it, but every time I restart the laptop it decides that it can't find the desktop any more.

However, if I do Start > Run \\192.168.0.6 (the IP address of the desktop) from the laptop, it connects successfully every time. I've set things up like that for now, but I can't say I've ever seen an issue like this before.

If I do a name lookup on either machine, it resolves the desktop's IP address correctly, regardless of restarting the laptop. If I do \\192.168.0.6, let that open a connection successfully, then do \\desktop, it works. If I just reboot and do \\desktop, it doesn't.

Ideally I would like it to work via computer names so that the desktop doesn't require a static IP.

A:Win7 <-> Win7 file sharing issue after client reboot

These days we use something called User permissions and security settings to establish safe reliable network connections.

You can just right click the folders you want to share and choose the security and permissions settings, they tend to stay put after that. Or you can click on the "share" tabs and go from there. If you are using all Windows 7 machines in this network then setting up a Home group is the way to go.

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/l...16(WS.10).aspx

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I've read a lot of posts about this but I am still missing something here...

I have two laptops, one running Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit and the other running Windows XP SP3 32bit both connected to the internet through a wireless router. Can someone help me figure out how to share files between them? because at the moment they don't even see each other.

-The workgroups on both are set to "WORKGROUP"
-On W7 the active network is the Work Network
-On W7 the advanced sharing settings have discovery: on, file and printer share: on, public folder sharing: on, encrption set to 40 or 56bit, password protected sharing: off

Any help figuring this out is appreciated!

A:Help sharing files between Win7 and XP

Sharing files between a Windows XP PC and a Windows 7 PC over a home - Microsoft Community

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Hello
I have a small office network of 6 computers.
I have just added the 6th computer running windows 7 home premium to the network and having a few problems.
We are running sage accounts system and i cant connect to the main computer that is acting as the hub which runs of windows xp to acces the sage data.
The main computer is visible on the network along with all other computers on the network but i cannot connect to it. when i click on it a box appears titles 'windows security' it asks me to 'enter network password' and says below 'enter your network password to connect to cornwall-31aae0' which is the name for the hub pc.
i type in the username and password for that computer and press ok and nothing happens the box flashes and remains the same as if stuck in a continual loop. i have tried various combinations of usernames and passwords including using the computer name as a username and none work.
i have played around with the settings changing workgroups and network names etc to match the hub pc and none work either. i have disabled and enabled password protected sharing etc and none of this works either. i seem to have tried everything and also tried matching the settings so that it is the same to another pc on the network running windows 7 also but still makes no difference.
ive run out of ideas and hit a dead end can anyone help?
 

A:sharing files between a win7 pc and xp pc

If the "main computer that is acting as the hub which runs of windows xp to acces the sage data" is XP Home you may be running into the "max. 5 simultaneous connections" limit. And maybe that limit applies even though the Windows 7 Home system is only the client.
 

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i looked on all the other threads but none helped.

i have win 7 laptop and xp pc.
i did everything from all the other threads.
my win7 can find the xp on the map but cant access it.
the xp cant find the other one at all

please help

A:sharing files Between win7 and xp

You might want to check under Advanced Sharing settings first to make sure all these settings are set like in the pictures. You need to check these settings under both Windows Home-Work and public file sharing.

You need to set up a Work group on the Windows 7 machine and then join that Workgroup by running the network setup Wizard on the XP machine. It's very important that both machines are using the same name for the Workgroup.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/w...ons-of-Windows

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I have a small network with 1 Win7 (called samson) and 2 XP machines (called media01 and media02) . I have a folder on my WIN7 machine that I want to share as read only with the media01 machine and also share (same folder) with media02 as read/write access.

On the Win7 machine, I right-click the folder and go to properties / sharing / advanced sharing / permissions. At his point I try to do an add but it will not take a machine name or a machine signon. How do I signify a machine or user I want to set permission for.

man this is frustratinig.....

A:Win7 and XP sharing of specific files

clincoln777, try not to let it get you too frustrated. Everything seems impossible, if you don't know how to do it. IT stuff requires specific knowledge, and you either know it or you don't. At any rate, I feel your pain. I do this stuff for a living and still run into walls sometimes.

In my opinion, the EASIEST way to get this working is to create that same "signons" on all machines. Then you can assign specific permissions to the signons on the local machine(server with the files to share). When someone uses that signon on their machine, they should automatically have access with the correct permissions on the server machine.

I have to admit, I haven't actually done this with a win 7 to win 7 connection, but I know it works for me perfectly between Win 7 and Win XP, and also between Linux (Samba) and Win 7....and also Linux and Win XP.

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Hello,

I've read the post about sharing WinXP files with Win7. My issue is just the reverse. From my Win7 computer, I have no problem with accessing the WinXP station shared resources. In my attempts to share certain resources on my Win7 computer with the rest of my network I have completed the following:

1) Shared specific directories (folders) in the traditional manner by selecting the share option on the folder right-click drop-down menu.

2) Accessed Home Group (which, by the way, does not have any effect with previous versions of Windows) and Sharing Options.

3) Turned on Sharing options in Advanced Sharing Options. (PUBLIC folder sharing disabled because no files are needed from there)

4) Created Home Group which was inaccessible by previous versions of Windows.

5) Rebooted entire network to no avail.

So... what am I missing? If anyone can fill in any holes I've overlooked or give me other suggestions, I am open to them.

Config: Toshiba Satellite A665
Intel i3 Core proc
Win7 Pro 64-bit
500G HD 7200 rpm
4G RAM
Intel Centrino Wireless A/B/G/N

Thanks!

A:Sharing Win7 Files w/ WinXP

  
Quote: Originally Posted by qballrail


Hello,

I've read the post about sharing WinXP files with Win7. My issue is just the reverse. From my Win7 computer, I have no problem with accessing the WinXP station shared resources. In my attempts to share certain resources on my Win7 computer with the rest of my network I have completed the following:

1) Shared specific directories (folders) in the traditional manner by selecting the share option on the folder right-click drop-down menu.

2) Accessed Home Group (which, by the way, does not have any effect with previous versions of Windows) and Sharing Options.

3) Turned on Sharing options in Advanced Sharing Options. (PUBLIC folder sharing disabled because no files are needed from there)

4) Created Home Group which was inaccessible by previous versions of Windows.

5) Rebooted entire network to no avail.

So... what am I missing? If anyone can fill in any holes I've overlooked or give me other suggestions, I am open to them.

Config: Toshiba Satellite A665
Intel i3 Core proc
Win7 Pro 64-bit
500G HD 7200 rpm
4G RAM
Intel Centrino Wireless A/B/G/N

Thanks!



Not to berate "homegroup" but on some systems ( especially with older hware) it has connectivity, and sharing issues because of IPv6. You can easily test it by making a new network connection using "workgroup"
Ken

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I have my Windows 7 computer and my daughters computer with Windows Vista networked over a wired home LAN. For the most part, everything seems to work fine. I can access files on her computer, and she can access files from mine (photos, music, video, etc.). I set up a shortcut icons on her desktop for easy access to specific folders I am sharing on my computer.

Unfortunately, when I share a folder on my computer, she is unable to view any files added after I initially shared it. So I routinely have to go in and share the folder again. It's not a huge issue, but it is annoying.

The limitation seems to be one way, as I can access newly added files on her computer, without resharing.

Is there a way to configure my daughters Vista, or my Win7, so newly added files are available to her automatically?

Thanks,

Anthony
 

A:Sharing between Win7 and Vista, Can't see new files

Anybody have a clue why newly added files cannot be seen on my shared folder?
 

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Hi there.

I'm having difficulty understanding File and folder sharing with Windows 7.

I have several PCs all running Windows 7 Ultimate x64 on a home network in the same workgroup called "Workgroup".

What I want to do is share 1 folder for me called "Chris" (that no one else can access but me) on a PC named "Bear-den" I use as a media server. I have a Homegroup set up on this PC and working fine so everyone in my house can access my media on it and that is great. I do not want my Homegroup users to see or access the "Chris" folder. If they can see it I guess I can live with that but I definately don't want them to be able to access it.

Now the "Chris" folder I want shared for me only is shared by right clicking it and selected specific user (me). I can access it only if I am logged in to that PC. I cannot access the folder from any other PC that I am logged into. I am using the same username and password on all my PCs and although I can see the folder i cannot access it. I get the message "Windows cannot access \\Bear-den\chris You do not have permission to access \\bear-den\Chris. Contact your network administrator to request access." It never asks me for credentials when I double click the folder.

I know I have to have a user account on each Win7 PC but I can't figure out why this is not working.

Network Discovery is turned on
File and Print Sharing is Turned on

Any help would be appreciated.

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A:Folder Sharing Win7 to Win7 for 1 user only

I would logon to PC Bear-Den, go to your Chris folder.

Right click "chris" folder. Click properties. Open Security tab. Just below the box "group or user names" click Edit. Click Add

Click locations button. Now it should show you a list of other PC's in your network. I think they would need to be on. Pick your other PC (not Bear-Den), click OK. Now the line "From this location" should have your second PC name, instead of Bear-Den.

In the bottom white box you should be able to add "chris" then click OK. This should now add ...........

Chris (Other-PC\Chris) or similar

to your "Group or User Names" box on the previous window.
Click "Chris(Other-PC\Chris), so it is highlighted in blue then go down to the bottom box and set your permissions. I would assume you want to fully manage that folder so click "full control", then click Apply.

You would have to do this from each PC you add to your network if you want it to be able to access your folder.

Sorry it's written, and not numerically ordered, like 1)click this 2) click that.....

I have actually disabled my Homegroup and run strictly with workgroup, being an ex-XP/Vista guy.

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When I share a folder from my windows 7 machine, my XP machines are unable to access those folders; I get NOT ACCESSIBLE errors, the only folder that works is USERS, which isn't a whole lot of use to me, as all my data is on another drive. The windows 7 machine is able to see all shared files and folders on the XP machines. All computers are connected to the same work group, and I tried giving shared folders the same exact settings as Users, but to no avail. I've even shut off windows firewall and it still doesn't work.

A:sharing files on a win7 machine with XP machines

Try this:

Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP :: the How-To Geek

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[1] Win7 32bit laptop (Toshiba)
[2] Android tablet (Samsung Galaxy Tab2)
Each connected to a WiFi router

I want to send image files from the tablet to my laptop,

On a "Samsung Galaxy Tab" forum my thread Sync Tablet with PC is stuck on how to setup sharing on my PC.

How do I set up my laptop to receive image-files from a non windows device. ?
I accept I will have to work out the android bits with the "other side"
(I am promised when I make a screenshot on the android it (image-file) will be auto sent to the laptop)

In the sevenforums.com tutorials I have searched for "sharing" but I do not see how the android tablet will "connect".
Or maybe I am just "fick".

Would appreciate being pointed to a sevenforums tutorial OR any help

Thank you

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UPDATE
Just found Homegroup - Add Android Phone or Tablet a seven forums tutorial.
But I still would like some help with my PC stuff.

A:Sharing - Send image-files from android to Win7 PC

Anyone which made a Tutorial on the subject would be the best person/ place to help,
Please reply to the Author on the tutorial,
Did you notice the other Tutorial on the bottom ?
Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

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I am facing a problem which is that i have two PC's and One laptop.. One pc which is the server is running win7 X64 and the other two are on Win7 X32. i wanted to share a folder on my win7 X64 pc and want to use that folder on the other pc.. as i didnt put any passwords on all of the system .. some time i can open the share-folder and once i close it and try to open it again it asks me for a login and password and the most irritating part is that there is no password on any logins. i have tried all the way . i dnt knw wht todo ... why its not sharing for ever.. why it ask the password for the second time and even there is no login .. Please need a experts advise. i have tried so many thing.

A:Sharing Problem between win7's

I believe that in your case the "require password from waking from sleep" is turned on in power options.

Go to Control Panel, then Power Options "look upper left side". Click "Require a password on wakeup".

Select the radio button "Don't Require a Password" and then Save Changes. Your done.

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My step-father has some problems with sharing with this win7 64bit ultimate. before he had vista and sharing worked, but not it dont. He has somekind device on TV what allows he to watch pitcures and other files on hes TV. But now when he has installed win7 he has problem with sharing. I have shanced some of settings so he can share on this PC, but still it dont allow.
How should I fix that problem on this PC?

A:Problem with win7 sharing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by aw22


My step-father has some problems with sharing with this win7 64bit ultimate. before he had vista and sharing worked, but not it dont. He has somekind device on TV what allows he to watch pitcures and other files on hes TV. But now when he has installed win7 he has problem with sharing. I have shanced some of settings so he can share on this PC, but still it dont allow.
How should I fix that problem on this PC?



Assuming the specs below are yours we could use all the info on your step-fathers.

The device he has we could use its name and model number, etc

Ken

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Hey guys/gals.

I'm having a weird issue when it comes to to accessing shared folders on my Win7 machine from my XP machine. First, nothing worked. But now, after few hours of researching the web about how to get this sh*t working, I'm stuck with one small irritating problem.

On my win7 box, everything works like a charm. I can access my xp box flawlessly.
On my XP box, I can find the win7 box. I can ping it, and I can see it in the network map. But when trying to get into the win7 box, and accessing the shared folders, I hit a dead end with the error:
'\\<computer> is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.'

However when manually entering the address to the shared folder (\\win7\folder\), everything works fine and I'm able to browse through the content of the folder.

Any ideas folks? People wont always know the name of my shared folders e.g. on a LAN.

A:Problem with XP/Win7 file sharing

When mapping the drive(s), set them to automatically reconnect at Windows startup. There's a check box for that right where/when you enter the address. It's called "reconnect at logon."

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I have a new satellite receiver which is linux based, it also doubles up as media centre where it can play youtube files and I can stream movies etc from my files on my pc via VLC server on pc.

I have the various addons on my receiver configured to my win 7 x 64 pc. Ip address as the server.

I have set up VLC on the pc as a server, with listening port 8080. I can see my files on my pc via the receiver but it wont actually play avi's etc. Although it recognised the avi's & mkv's etc.

I don't believe I have set up sharing correctly on the win7 side. I have setup a workgroup, and shared all of the folders I want to share.

The other problem I have is the satellite receiver can share via NAS, which I have tried to set up. I have a formatted drive with 2 partitions one with os & programs, the other with my media files "d".

I am trying to set up a network mount in the receiver and and have input the following-

Share name DESMONDO-PC
Ip address of my PC
directory D
type of mount CIFS
Permissions RW

I have also disabled my firewall temporarily while attempting this, does anyone know what I might be doing wrong.

A:win7 sharing with linux problem

Do you get any errors when attempting to play these files? Could be codec or sharing...

For the sharing: Add the "Everyone" group with r/w (modify) and try it that way.
If you're still not able to play the files, it could be the files/codec

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Hi there, hoping someone can help...

I've eventually managed to get a dual boot system going. I've installed Win7 on one hard drive and Win XP Pro on another.
I've still got to figure out how to get a dual boot menu going, but in the meantime I press the F10 key during Boot-up of the machine and I suppose its my Bios that allows me to decide which hard drive to boot from. Both boot-ups in either XP or Win7work fine.

However, when I boot in Win7 I can't seem to save files that I have edited i.e. I can open up the file and make chnages, but as soon as I try to save and replace, I get an access denied message, although I've got admin rights. However on some drives I can edit without a problem. Even on the same drive, for example the c: drive, I can edit and save files in the My docyments folder, but can for example not edit and save files in the Program Files (x86) folder on the same drive ....

If I boot in XP, this problem does not occur and all files are accessbile and can be edited and saved ...

Any ideas? Any help would be extremely appreciated ...

A:Dual Boot - Win7 and XP - Access denied to files when booting in Win7

You need to share your files/folders.

Troubleshoot &#34;access denied&#34; when opening files or folders

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I can't for the life of me figure out how to share files between my Win7 desktop PC and my Win7 wireless laptop. both machines have network discovery turned on, file and print sharing turned on and public sharing folder turned on. I set a few folders to be shared yet I can't seem to access any files from either machine.

When I try to access the laptop from my Desktop pc using the Network link in an Explorer window I get a "Network Error" window which reads "Windows cannot access \\(laptop name). Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve the network problems, click diagnose".

Here is something that is odd. I can share and access files from my Win7 desktop PC to my WinXP desktop PC and vice versa but my Win7 desktop PC and Win7 wireless laptop refused to share files between each other.

A:Win7 PC Can't Access Files on Win7 Wireless Laptop and Vice Versa

Here is guide on how to share files in windows 7: Simple Windows 7 File Sharing: Step-By-Step Procedure

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Hello,

I'm sharing a folder on a Windows XP computer with 15,000 sub-folders/files over a small network. This folder used to be hosted in Windows Server 2003 machine. But after I made the switch to XP, accessing the shared folder over the network takes over 1 minute for the files to list.

Does anyone know what might be causing this slow performance? And is it related to the XP operating system?

Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.

Thanks,
Ralph

A:Problem sharing folder with large number of files over network

if you are using sp2 or 3 i believe this problem could be caused by a tcp connection limit have a look at this
http://www.speedguide.net/read_articles.php?id=1497

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I've been helping a friend with his home network. He has a new, high-end PC with 6GB of RAM and a printer connected via USB port. He had an installation of Win7 RC/32-bit that worked but had started shutting down intermittently as its eval period had expired. I did a new install of Win7 32-bit, and everything worked, his other two PC's could print to his shared printer. Then we noticed that his Windows was accessing only 3.5 gig of his machine's RAM, so he wanted the 64-bit version so he could use it all. I did a new install of Win7/64-bit, reinstalled his apps, shared his printer. But now his other PC's (one Win7 Home Prem, other XP/SP3) cannot see the printer. He has a Belkin draft-N-spec wifi router with good coverage; it serves DHCP addresses and apparently DNS name (see note). The Win7 PC's have both IPv4 and IPv6. From those PC's I can ping his PC by IP address just fine, but can't see it by name. I try to access his shared printer by a UNC address using his PC's IP address (e.g. \\192.168.1.4\PrinterName) but it fails with 0x00000569, "access denied".

Naturally I suspect something involving the 64-bit version of Windows 7, as that's all that has changed.

Note: all the IPconfig reports show the Belkin router as the DNS server, but I haven't yet gotten into it to see whether it actually is doing it. But I think it is, as Internet access works for all PC's.

I'm reviewing the Microsoft doc on sharing files & printers among different versions of W... Read more

A:Printer sharing problem on Win7-64bit

A couple of things to check:

It's using a Home network, and file/printer sharing is enabled.
The x64 machine is part of the same workgroup or homegroup.
The users on the x64 machine are the same as the users on the other machines.
If not using the same users on all machines, verify the guest account on the x64 machine is enabled.

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We have two Windows 7 machines on our LAN, one of them having a printer connected to it. The problem is, when I connect to the printer from the computer with no printer attached, it says, Downloading driver..., Finishing Installation..., and then a message box pops up: Connect to printer: Windows could not connect to the printer. Access is denied.

OK, I have disabled both firewalls, disabled both antivirus programs, shared the printer, made sure the printers security was set up right (Everyone: print, control printer).

And yes, I have tried using a Local Port named like this: \\<computername>\\<printer>
And no, that did not fix the problem.

I think it has something to do with the computer the printer is attached to, it had all of its services disabled, but I have enabled enough so that the printer shows up as available on the network.

Any help would be much appreciated!

A:Win7-Win7 printer sharing; connect to printer access denied

On the computer that has the print device connected to it.
go into your Device and Printers > Right click on the printer > printer properties > security > Then add the user account of the other computer with at least the print permissions.

Remember that the manage documents permission a lone does not allow the user to print.

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I have a problem with network shares. In a nutshell, I can access documents in folders on my Windows 8.1 PC from my Windows 7 laptop but not from the Win 8.1 PC to the Win7 laptop.

I setup a share for the D drive on the Win7 laptop and I can access that from the Win8.1 PC, but when I try to access a folder in that D drive I am denied access.

- Both PC and Laptop are in the same homegroup
- I believe that all folders on both devices have sharing and security set properly, but perhaps I am overlooking something. I have been at this for about 6 hours now and can't solve the problem.

I don't know where to go from here.

Paul

A:Laptop with Win7 and Desktop with Win8.1 sharing problem

You may have to change permissions in the Security tab, for who can access that folder. Homegroups make things a little harder to troubleshoot. It is easier to troubleshoot if you were using conventional Network sharing.

Do a "Leave Homegroup" on both machines, and then try sharing the folder by right clicking on it, then left click on the "Share With" and choose "Advance Sharing". See if that works.

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Hello SevenForums!

I have a problem with filesharing in my home network and hope you can help me
Until a recent windows re-installation everything worked just fine. This, however, is no longer the case.

My network consists of:
HomeBox Win x64 Pro (fresh install SP1 + current updates)
Laptop Win x86 Pro (pre SP1 + no updates [due to a winsxs space-issue])

The laptop (as well as any guest system in my network) cannot list or access the shares on the homebox which in turn can see and use theirs.

HomeBox ---> Laptop (is listed under windows networks, windows explorer access works via IP but not with computer-name)
Laptop ---> HomeBox (is listed under windows networks, but CANNOT BE ACCESSED with windows explorer)
Laptop ---> guests in my network (works fine)
guests in my network ---> Laptop (works fine)
guests in my network ---> HomeBox (is listed under windows networks, but CANNOT BE ACCESSED with windows explorer)


The error in both directions is
Windows cannot access \\laptop (\\homebox)
Error Code: 0x80070045
The network path was not found.


Settings on HomeBox:
network type: Home network

Advanced sharing settings:
everything on (upper radio-button/first choice)

I tried to change the following values:
public folder sharing = on/off (seems to make no difference)
homegroup connections = on/off (seems to make no difference)

My Laptop uses the same settings as the HomeBox.
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A:Win7 Sharing Problem (Windows Services Issue?)

The services that need to be turned on are listed below:DNS Client
Function Discovery Provider Host
Function Discovery Resource Publication
Peer Networking Grouping
HomeGroup Provider
HomeGroup Listener
SSDP Discovery
UPnP Device Host
If the services appear to be up and running I would suspect the A/V software or a third party firewall could be causing the problem.

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Hi everybody, I have a problem. KARA, my downstairs computer files needs bo be accessed from KYLE, upstairs computer, and vice versa. Whenever I see the KARA computer under the NETWORKS tab, I click it and it says I need a password. The user name is KYLE, and I put my standard password in, no dice. I change it to no password required in the network settings, no dice. The downstairs has everything enabled, aswell as my computer (KYLE) If it's any help, I can do a remote desktop from my downstairs computer with WinXP, to Win7, but not from Win7, to WinXP. Thanks in advance guys

A:WinXP & Win7 file sharing password problem.

Hi Kyle, thanks for your post and sorry for the delay.

We've seen this issue a lot, and there are numerous possible causes. Take a look here and here first. There are also some existing SevenForums threads about this issue here, here, and here.

Off the top of my head, I know file sharing between Win7 and XP requires the following steps (at least):

1. Host computer must have a different computer name than the Target computer
2. Host computer must have an Admin user account with the same name and same password as the Target computer
3. Both computers must belong to the same workgroup
4. Advanced sharing settings on Win7 should look like this, with something similar on XP; [you have the option of trying it without 128-bit encryption, but be warned that your remote desktop connection may be made vulnerable by doing so]

There may be some other things I've left out, but reading the links I posted above will hopefully clear that up. Give it a try and let me know how it goes...

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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I am trying to share my DVD drive on my desktop (running Win 8.1) so I can access it on my Notebook (running Win 7 Pro) (so that I can load some software on the notebook from a DVD).

The instructions seem to be clear - set up the share on the PC with "Properties > Advanced Sharing etc", then map to it from the Notebook, and I have followed these instruction carefully.

But when I get to mapping to the shared drive,

( I have tried using both the PC name & its IP address: ie \\192.168.1.13\DVDrive or \\Toshi\DVDrive),

it goes looking but always comes back with
"Windows cannot access <either if those names>...
Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there could be a problem with your network
Error code: 0x8007005 "

Both machines and the WiFi network seem to work well in all other respects.
Both machines belong to the same workgroup (WORKGROUP); the workgroup password is the same on both machines.

I have also tried sharing a simple folder, and get the same problem. I must be doing something wrong or missing an important step.
HELP MUCH APPRECIATED.
 

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Hello

I set up a home network with a WIN 7 Home Premium (Dutch language) laptop and a XP Professional (English language) netbook. There are both an HP LaserJet 4 and an HP Photosmart 7760 printer connected to the WIN7-laptop. Both computers have only one user profile which has administrator rights. They are both connected to the same ADSL modem by wire (not wireless). Internet is working fine.

It took me several hours to make this home network working. Now I have complete access with my WIN7-machine to the XP-netbook. But other way around is not working as I would wish.

With my XP-netbook, though, I can only access the files which I put in "Public" folders: "Public documents", "Public desktop", ... Now, every file on the desktop has a lock symbol added to the icon. No problem so far, but I'd like to share also two folders that I created myself: C:\_Install and C:\_Programs. I don't manage to do so.

I also have a problem with the settings to print from the XP-netbook to the HP PS7760-printer connected to the WIN7-laptop: I can't install the driver through the network. I can install this printer correctly locally on both computers. But on the XP-machine I have to provide driver files which I can't find and on the WIN7-machine I can optionally install an x86-driver which I also can't find. (The Laserjet 4-drivers are embedded in both Windows-versions, but the PS7760 are not included in XP.)

So here are my questions:
Is it normal that, with WIN7... Read more

A:Home network WIN7 & XP: file and printer sharing problem

Please help me out!

Thanks

Guy, Belgium

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Guys, can someone help me out on trying to resolve an issue I'm having on my network.

I have 3 Main PCs.

One in the Gameroom--Media Server (Windows 7 64bit, onboard Gigabit Nic). MSI AMD 780G Chipset.

One in the Office--(Windows XP MCE, INTEL Gigabit PCI)

One in the Living Room--HTPC (Windows 7 32bit, onboard Gigabit Nic) GIGABYTE AMD 780G Chipset.

I just upgraded all my systems to new hard drives in hopes of archiving all DVDs onto the server and streaming them from there to the other machines.

All connections are working fine and I can move around files between machines no problem.

My issues I can get 70-80 MB/s between the HTPC and the Server.

The most I can get out of my Office and the Server is 37-40MB/s.

The 2 OS drives in the Office and HTPC machines are Identical..Samsung F3 drives. The drives on the server I'm sending files to are Samsung F4 drives.

I just did fresh OS intalls on these drives when I placed them into service.

I used all windows drivers except for the Intel NIC in which I used the supplied drivers for it.

Can anyone tell me why my XP machine can't pull the same mustard as the other machine? It really has me puzzled.

Thanks,
Mike
 

A:Slow Transfer Speeds from XP to Win7 machine. Win7 to Win7 Fine.

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I have two 500 GB HDDs, and I installed Windows 7 64bit on one, and 32 bit on the other. When im in my 64 bit OS, I can't access my 32 bit HDD. When im in the 32 bit OS I CAN access the 64bit HDD.
From 32 bit I can access
32bit HDD
64bit HDD

From 64 bit OS i can access
64bit HDD
Why is this?
 

A:Problem with Hard Disk after dualbooting Win7 32bit with Win7 64bit

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I have a desktop PC running Win7 and a laptop also running Win7. When I attempt to copy a file from the desktop to the laptop I copy file and then direct it to the temp file on the laptop. I receive "the \\Toshiba2\C:\folder does not exist. The file might have been moved or deleted. Do you want to create it" I have both pc's on a homegroup and when I look at the laptop it shows a temp file on C: and if I say yes to create it (from the message I receive) nothing happens, cannot find created item.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The computers are connected thru a router by cable.

A:Copy files from 1 Win7 to another Win7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by RobertD


I have a desktop PC running Win7 and a laptop also running Win7. When I attempt to copy a file from the desktop to the laptop I copy file and then direct it to the temp file on the laptop. I receive "the \\Toshiba2\C:\folder does not exist. The file might have been moved or deleted. Do you want to create it" I have both pc's on a homegroup and when I look at the laptop it shows a temp file on C: and if I say yes to create it (from the message I receive) nothing happens, cannot find created item.
Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. The computers are connected thru a router by cable.



Hi robert and welcome

whats the path of where you want to copy them to? the error is saying to c:\folder. Is that the temp folder you want to copy it to?

Ken

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Hi guys,

This is my first post..Last year, when I was building my pc, my friends suggested to try Win 7 RC for a OS and I did so..Now, as you know the time for Win7 RC is nearing a close..I am planning on buyin Win 7 pro..
My problem is I am really not sure what drives and folders to backup before doing a Win7 pro clean install..I have 2 drives - C: and D: i have a lot of games installed..all of them in D drive..
Os is in C: So I am backing up only the files in the Users folders and the Libraries (the default Windows backup option)..And when I install Win7 pro, I am gonna format only C: and install it there..
So, If i dont backup C and D, would I lose all the games which I installed..will it run after i install the new OS..Of course the save files are backed up as part of the libraries..
What exactly does the default windows 7 backup do..does it backup registry information of the installed programs too..I use this system only for gaming, so am worried a bit..
Please help me guys..i have never done this before..Thanx in advance..

A:Need to backup files from Win7 RC to Win7 Pro

In most cases, programs must be installed, you can't copy programs from one OS to another. Basically, user data (e.g. pictures, word processing files, music, etc), your e-mail address book, I.E. favorites, etc is mostly what you can copy over.

It looks like probably all your games will have to be reinstalled.

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I just installed Win7 Ultimate on a new build. The OS is installed on a 128GB Samsung 840 Pro. I haven't installed any drivers or programs yet I'm showing only 56.0GB free out of 119GB. What's eating up all the space?

A:New Win7 Installation Too large

Hello Lady F,

Was this a clean install or an upgrade install?

If upgrade, you may have the Windows.old folder taking up a large chunk of space that can be deleted.Windows.old Folder - Delete
Next, starting at OPTION ONE in the tutorial below with WinDirStat, this may help ID what is using up the HDD space for now.Hard Disk Space - Free Up and Recover

Please go ahead and post back with a screenshot showing the full layout of your Disk Management window to see if something may be off with the partitions/volumes. Disk Management - Post a Screen Capture Image
Hope this helps for now.

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I mean the final size...like WIN7 SP3 or WIN7 SP4
(x64)
Will 20GB disc space be enough?

A:How large will WIN7 be after some ServicePack?

How could we know?

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Have just updated on the first of June with a
Intel i7 930
GA-X58A-UD3R Ver 1.0 Motherboard
Cosair CMX6GX3M3A1600C9 6GB
WD Black Cavier 1TB Sata 3
ATI HD 5770 1GB
DIVCO FUSIONHDTV EXPRESS DUAL TV Card
I first bought all the items except the memory. I bought Geil 2x2GB 1600mhz Ram but had issues with the memory not posting just 2GB and saying 4GB (usable 2)
Returned Memory and bought Corsair Memory. Same thing happened again so I tried individual sticks and found one wouldn't boot. Took back memory and was replaced. Within a day the same thing happened, when posting said 4gb ram, then in windows properties 6GB (4GB usable)
Then a heap of BSOD on different issues. Fixed one and d/l a driver for my Divco TV card.
Here are my mini dumps I would real like to use this box as it has been checked by the shop I bought all the components from and they said nothing was wrong. One guy said there were issues with the ram and he was sacked. the next guy said all he ran on the box was windows memory diagnostics and changed the latency of the ram from XMP profile (9-9-9-24-2) (Voltage 1.65).
To (9-9-9-24-1)(Voltage 1.6V). Nothing else changed in the bios, just defaults and it worked for three days and started a series of BSOD.
Have updated myself 3 weeks ago to latest BIOS Ver F5.
 

A:Large Amount of BSOD in Win7

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I have a failing 1TB external USB-powered hard drive; commonly corrupts files when reading them. I purchased a new 2TB external USB-powered hard drive and am copying all the files from the old to the new.

I have numerous times ran into an error that produces no prompt whereas I attempt to copy a ~200GB directory to the new drive, and the copy cancels itself. This doesn't always happen, but intermittently does.

When attempting to copy a corrupted file, I do receive an error prompt stating that the file could not be read. However, when this automatic cancellation occurs, I get nothing. Windows will go through the process of calculating the files, but when the actual copy starts, it just closes itself. However, I can open a large directory in question and copy the files out in smaller chunks without any issue.

What could this be?

A:Error transferring large directories: Win7 x64

The files will not copy over to the new HDD because as you said they are corrupted. It would not matter if they transferred over successfully because when they do you will not be able to open them any ways, even using Linux Live CD or through Windows. A corrupted file (data) is considered as a lost data. the reason they might be corrupted is because they might be residing in a bad sector(s).

My opinion would be to perform a Check Disk on the HDD through Windows.

Go to Start type in CMD locate CMD.exe right click on it then select "Run As Administrator" at the command prompted type in the hit enter.


Code:
CHKDSK X: /R
X: represents the HDD drive letter assigned to the hard drive. Example F:
Be patient the check disk will take some time since you have a TB HDD it could take all day or over night. If you have a laptop make sure you plug it in and do not power off the PC, also do not interrupted the scan.

What this will do is if there is any data within any bad sectors Windows CHKDSK /R will attempt to move the data out of those bad sectors and move them else where making them usable (readable) again.

If you want to use the Linux Live CD they also have a Check Disk call fdisk, but that takes knowing linux and how the HDD or partitions are labled they do not have drive letters assigned to them. Linux takes more know how and is used for more advanced users. Not for a novice.

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Hello ,
I hope I would get some help to my problem that is bothering me from a long time.

I was using win xp before and i liked the feature show in groups when sorted alphabetically.
It used to look like this groping for every single alphabet separately.

But now in win 7 when ever i do this it only creates 3 groups like (a-h) (h-..) and so on No matter how many files i have in that folder.

I want to make it look like xp .. please help me ......

A:problem grouping files in win7

Doesn't look like that is possible. I'm pretty sure they are phasing this feature out. Microsoft wants users to start using Search, since you can also save query results.

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I have 2 computers both have win7 32 bit.
When I go to transfer a game by thumbdrive, it somehow magically
changes the exe file, to the point that even the icon changes back to a standard one and it will not install

the game is dream chronicles. All settings and compatibilities are the same. When I put the thumbdrive with the program on it, into my main computer it is fine, but when the thumbdrive is placed into the other computer it changes. I have checked permissions and run scannow, and also have run the fix for file extensions. Restarted several times and even let the battery run down.

All help greatly appreciated and will be tried!

Laura

A:problem transferring files win7

What version of Windows 7? It could be possible that your main computer's hard drive is BitLocker encrypted or maybe the thumbdrive is encrypted with BitLocker on the go.

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hi
i want to share files between two pcs.
one is a laptop that is part of domain . i know its local admin pass and the user who owns it has his domain creds and is also part of administrators group.

the other machine is windows 8.1 which is not part of domain.

the windows 7 machine is connected through wifi to the office internet. and windows 8.1 machine has not internet our outside access.
i have a lan cable. i connected it to both pcs and gave ip 192.168.1.2/24 and 192.168.2.3/24 to other (no dns no default gateway etc)

this way i could ping each other and i could see the shared folder (which resides on win8.1 machine ) but i couldnt access it ..
it gave permissions error ..


how to share files between them ? in the above scenario..

A:sharing files (one win7 on domain the other one 8.1 not on domain)

  
Quote: Originally Posted by plumpf


hi
i want to share files between two pcs.
one is a laptop that is part of domain . i know its local admin pass and the user who owns it has his domain creds and is also part of administrators group.

the other machine is windows 8.1 which is not part of domain.

the windows 7 machine is connected through wifi to the office internet. and windows 8.1 machine has not internet our outside access.
i have a lan cable. i connected it to both pcs and gave ip 192.168.1.2/24 and 192.168.2.3/24 to other (no dns no default gateway etc)

this way i could ping each other and i could see the shared folder (which resides on win8.1 machine ) but i couldnt access it ..
it gave permissions error ..


how to share files between them ? in the above scenario..


Did you mean to place those machines into different subnets?

To be in the same subnet the third octet would need to be the same on both machines plus matching workgroup names although the Domain's Group Policy may prevent sharing outside the Domain while connected to the Domain can only guess on that.

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I am trying to use a 500 gig sata drive for storage transferring data through a USB to hard disk tool/cable.

The tool is a Vantec USB to IDE/SATA adapter. Vantec ? Vantec SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter - CB-ISATAU2 - 2.5"/3.5"/5.25" SATA/IDE to USB 2.0 Adapter

I bought it to be able to have more storage for my laptop and at 20 bucks it was cheap solution cus I already had a new 500 gig drive.

I haven't really used it much and this is the first time I tried to transfer something with large file sizes. I do not know if it's the tool, hardware limitation but I suspect it's the file system on the external drive?

It's Fat 32. I Can format it with NTSF and try to recopy the data.. ( luckily as I had not moved. only copied it)

I don't remember now but there was a reason I left it as Fat 32. Does this sound like it should fix the problem or should i try another solution first?

Edit:

I remember why I wanted to leave the drive Fat 32. That was so I could also use the device and drive to copy data over from my Linux and BSD operating systems. Bummer unless I find a way around this.

A:6 gig ISO file XFer from win7 to external drive says it's too large?

File Allocation Table - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"The maximum possible size for a file on a FAT32 volume is 4 GB minus 1 byte or 4,294,967,295 bytes."

Looks like your suspicions are correct.

I'd think the solution is to make 2 partitions on that 500 GB drive: a FAT32 partition for Linux/BSD and an NTFS partition for Windows. Or two entirely different drives.

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I'm using build 7229 and I had this problem with 7100 also.

If I'm trying to move / delete a big file (over 700MB) i'm getting the following window:



just calculating forever.

the hard disk light indicator ain't flashing.

it's working fine with XP.

I scanned my disk for errors and it's fine.

tried to delete / move using unlocker and cmd (DOS) and it's the same. with both of them nothing happens.

A:Problem deleting / moving big files with Win7

Yea i had the same problem but my files were small like 50 mb all up

but ahh i renamed the files then sent em to the recycle bin and it worked
so i was like yea

dont knw if it will help but ya

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I have some network folders with 1500, 3000, and 5000 files. It's very slow opening those folders just to see the files anywhere from 15-30 sec. I've read lots of google articles and even several from this forum. Many articles are several years old, so I'm not sure how relevent. I've customized the folders in Win 7 for general items and checked "also apply this template to subfolders". I went to power options and chose advanced and changed the setting "turn off HD after 20 min to 1200 min (20 hours). I've disabled sleep mode.

I have indexing off for all my HD's, because this is an audio recording computer and I try to stop as many Windows background tasks from operating in the background. If turning indexing back on will solve this problem, then I'd try it.

As soon as I boot up into Windows 7 and try to access those 3 network folders I get this long delay, yet if I try to access local Windows 7 folders they open up right away and have 5000 files. So my problem is with the network. I have 2 XP network computers wired and the latest updated Win 7. Is there a solution?

A:Win7 very slow viewing contents of large network folders

How fast is the network?

Practically speaking I think your solution is to break the network folders into subfolders with fewer files each. Or get faster network hardware.

Edit: depending on file type another way to speed up would be to disable thumbnails and use Details View.

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I have some network folders with 1500, 3000, and 5000 files. It's very slow opening those folders just to see the files anywhere from 15-30 sec. I've read lots of google articles and even several from this forum. Many articles are several years old, so I'm not sure how relevent. I've customized the folders in Win 7 for general items and checked "also apply this template to subfolders". I went to power options and chose advanced and changed the setting "turn off HD after 20 min to 1200 min (20 hours). I've disabled sleep mode.

I have indexing off for all my HD's, because this is an audio recording computer and I try to stop as many Windows background tasks from operating in the background. If turning indexing back on will solve this problem, then I'd try it.

As soon as I boot up into Win7 and try to access those 3 network folders I get this long delay, yet if I try to access local win7 folders they open up right away and have 5000 files. So my problem is with the network. I have 2 XP network computers wired and the latest updated Win 7. Is there a solution?

A:Win7 very slow viewing contents of large network folders

Age old problem but with many possible solutions, many of those solutions are mentioned in the following link.

It could also be that updating the routers firmware or using a different router could fix the problem as is described in the link but there are quite a few other possible causes and solutions in the link.

Extremely slow file transfers and network access...

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Ok guys this is a hard one, I've recently noticed a big problem with my laptop running win7 32 bit, I have tryed everything possible to fix it with no success, the following problems are occouring:

Only certain programs will run, if i run windows games folder explorer.exe crashes, same as if i run performance monitor and other control panel programs, I cant save a file to my computer eg if i open notepad type some text and hit save it just crashes, same with itunes and alot of other software i have, the system is running slower then usual aswell and the only things i have done recently are, a windows update, itunes update and adobe reader update, now ill tell you what i have done to try fix the issue.

I have run ESET Smart security, Malware Byts anti mull ware in safe mode and found no virus / Trojans etc, i have restored windows back to before i done any updates, I've checked registry for exe file association issues ive turned off all firewalls and re-installed most recend windows updates, ive turned off UAC and run a CHKDSC and everything still crashs?

NOTE: im sure its not a file permissions issue as i can save a file i create using photoshop to anywhere on my pc.

Im stuck i normally can fix my issues but i dont have a clue on this one!

A:Big Problem with win7!!! programs wont run, cant save files

I would recommend a repair install first, and if that doesn't work, a clean reinstall.

~Lordbob

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I'd like to state that this is NOT about a bittorrent.

hiya guys.

I have a friend that usually comes to me regarding tech issues and I'm a bit lost on this one.

He has a Windows 7 64bit OS with 4GB of ram.
He has been downloading a set of 8GB files and almost like clockwork, his entire system starts chugging at about 3GB.
He is NOT using a bitttorent.
He is using a download accelerator and he has tried a different accelerator to eliminate the possibility that it was the software.
He does have comcast, but he says that in the past, he's never had issues with traffic shaping. Also, his SYSTEM is slowing down (anything else he does gets really choppy) not just the download, so we think that indicates it's not just the normal ISP stupidity, it's something wrong on his system side.

What do you think guys? Any suggestions on things to check out?

A:Win7 64bit Large file download slowing system (NOT bittorret)

Check to see if the anti-virus is trying to scan the file. I've seen some apps try to scan really large files as they're downloading causing the disk to thrash a lot.

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hiya guys.

I have a friend that usually comes to me regarding tech issues and I'm a bit lost on this one.

He has a Windows 7 64bit OS with 4GB of ram.
He has been downloading a set of 8GB files and almost like clockwork, his entire system starts chugging at about 3GB.
He is NOT using a bitttorent.
He is using a download accelerator and he has tried a different accelerator to eliminate the possibility that it was the software.
He does have comcast, but he says that in the past, he's never had issues with traffic shaping. Also, his SYSTEM is slowing down (anything else he does gets really choppy) not just the download, so we think that indicates it's not just the normal ISP stupidity, it's something wrong on his system side.

What do you think guys? Any suggestions on things to check out?
 

A:Win7 64bit Large file download slowing system (NOT bittorret)

Download a hijackthis log and run a scan. post results here.
- shadow6224
 

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hiya guys. I have a friend that usually comes to me regarding tech issues and I'm a bit lost on this one. He has a Windows 7 64bit OS with 4GB of ram. He has been downloading a set of 8GB files and almost like clockwork, his entire system starts chugging at about 3GB. He is NOT using a bitttorent. He is using a download accelerator and he has tried a different accelerator to eliminate the possibility that it was the software. He does have comcast, but he says that in the past, he's never had issues with traffic shaping. Also, his SYSTEM is slowing down (anything else he does gets really choppy) not just the download, so we think that indicates it's not just the normal ISP stupidity, it's something wrong on his system side. What do you think guys? Any suggestions on things to check out?

A:Win7 64bit Large file download slowing system (NOT bittorret)

Just out of curiosity are the files .MKV files?
Does Explorer.exe go up to about 50% and start chewing up his RAM when he downloads these files?

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hi,

I write little apps for my own use and a couple of 100 others do use them also, thing is iv noticed a problem with trying to update my software on vista and win7.

the problem is that on some installations of vista and win7 the program files folder acts really odd !

Firstly if i right click & go to "new" inside the program files folder on some installations i only get "Folder" with a shield icon but on other new installations i get the normal "new" options.

Secondly if i create a new folder in program files i should be able to create new files inside it but on some installations i only get create new folder (same as above) , iv checked the permissions and i should have full access (im on admin accounts)

odd thing is iv never changed the permissions on any of my program files folders of any of my OS's or comps & most have only just been installed so they should all be acting the same ?

Vista x86
Win7 x64
Win7 x86 Comp 2
Win7 x86 comp 3

Thing is that to update some of my apps i need to download the new files to my apps folder inside program files folder but some of the people using my apps who have installations that act in the way described above cannot update because it just wont let you DL anything to any folder inside program files.

approx 10% of peeps using my apps have noticed this operation of there program files folder, other's are fine.

I know my screen shots show Vista without the problem but i have... Read more

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Ok, I'm new here, so hello !

I've been having some sharing problems and came accross this thread:
http://forums.techguy.org/networking/978282-xp-cannot-see-all-folders.html

It expired so I couldn't post there.

I have the exact problem as stated in that thread. But I can confirm the problem is not Avast. I have a Win7 and 2 XP machines.

I have a shared external drive on Win7. On that shared drive is a folder called SOFTWARE. When I connect to that drive over my home network with a XP machine I can only see some of the sub-folders in SOFTWARE. However, if I create the shared drive on a XP machine with the exact same external drive the problem does not occur - whether I access the SOFTWARE folder over the network with a XP machine, or a Win7 machine, I can see all the sub-folders in SOFTWARE.

This problem only exists when the shared drive is on Win7. I can also confirm this is not a security issue - when I move some of the sub-folders in SOFTWARE to a different location, previous invisible sub-folders would become visible.

If anyone found a solution to this problem, please let me know, I'm stumped.

Cheers,
Destrukto
 

A:Win7 - XP sharing

You should not have posted in someone else's thread, anyway, except to help them, so it is good that you started your own.

Not sure why you would say it is not a security issue since by moving the files, you changed their security.

How is the external formatted? NTFS or FAT32?

Check the security tab on those folders. See who the owner is and if everybody has access to them. You might even try chaging the owner to "Everybody", or at least expanding the access pool with some change there. Then, add all the needed rights to whatever account you choose for ownership.
 

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I have a Win7 laptop and XP pro desktop that were sharing some folders before the laptop got upgraded from Vista to 7. No I cannot access any of the shared folders on my XP from the laptop. When I type \\xpName it tells me it can't find the specified path. Ping test gets me replies. Switching the firewalls off doesn't help. Strangely enough I can still access a folder I'm sharing on the laptop. Bothe the computers are members of the same workgroup. Any ideas?
yaro

A:Win7 and XP sharing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by yaro137


I have a Win7 laptop and XP pro desktop that were sharing some folders before the laptop got upgraded from Vista to 7. No I cannot access any of the shared folders on my XP from the laptop. When I type \\xpName it tells me it can't find the specified path. Ping test gets me replies. Switching the firewalls off doesn't help. Strangely enough I can still access a folder I'm sharing on the laptop. Bothe the computers are members of the same workgroup. Any ideas?
yaro


This can actually be a whole bunch of different problems and it's impossible to say which one it might be. This Technet thread talks about the problem and shows many solutions that have worked for others.
XP machine can&#39;t see file shares from Win7 machine

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Hi,

Here is the situation, I have 3 machines in the house

1 x win 7 ultimate x86 desktops both with wired connection to router
1 x win xp sp3 laptop using wireless to connect to networked & internet
1 x mac mini wired connection to router

My problem is:
On the win 7 machine which has a 3 partitions (2 HDD) with large storage capacity I can see and access all the machines on the network from this machine.

Whilst on the XP laptop and the Mac I can see the Win 7 machine but I can not access the folders i want.

On one of the partitions I can open the folders but no matter what I try by changing sharing on the other partitions I can not open the folders.

I have all the drives shared out, the users on all the machines have the same user name, there are no passwords.

Hope you can help me find the tick box I am missing!

Thanks

A:sharing win7 with xp

Check this tutorial: File Sharing - Between XP and W7 (and vice versa)

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I am running Win7x64 and a HP7350 Photosmart printer. To get the printer to work the Win7 driver is used for a Deskjet5550. Works fine. I would like to use the printer on my Linksys network as it did when my desktop was an XP. The driver is only available through the Win7 OS, not as a download for Win7. the download for XP doesn't work. The driver is incompatable. Is there a way around this?

A:Win7 and XP Printer Sharing

  
Quote: Originally Posted by rzrjim


I am running Win7x64 and a HP7350 Photosmart printer. To get the printer to work the Win7 driver is used for a Deskjet5550. Works fine. I would like to use the printer on my Linksys network as it did when my desktop was an XP. The driver is only available through the Win7 OS, not as a download for Win7. the download for XP doesn't work. The driver is incompatable. Is there a way around this?



Hi and welcome

why would you use a driver for a different printer? is there a vista driver for the correct printer? you can use that and just need to install it in compatibility mode

to do that>>> right click the installer>properties>compatibility>check vista
Ken J+

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Hi,

So i have 2 laptops, one is win xp and the other one is 7.
XP one is connected to internet trough a cable. I enabled wifi sharing on it ( control panel ->network and sharing->wireless networks->properties etc etc.) , to connect and use it on the 7 one. Everything sets up ok, the wifi profile shows up on the list and i can connect to it using set password but i get this yellow exclamation mark on 7 and there is no connection.
I can only use the cable on XP laptop, so switching them up is not an option.

Also, the internet connection seem to disapear on XP ( cannot access webpages ) when i connect trough that wireless connection on 7 ( and get exclamation )
What could possibly be wrong?
Thanks.

A:Wifi sharing xp->win7

Presumably you're trying to network the two computers to be able to share Folders and/or Printers? That being the case, it doesn't matter that the XP Laptop connects by ethernet cable and the Win7 one wirelessly, but you need to get the wireless connection working properly as the first step.

Delete any existing 'profiles' that may have been saved. To do this, go into the "Network and Sharing Center" and click the link at the left to "Manage Wireless Networks". Delete the entries in there, or at least the entry that matches the SSID of your router.

Then go through the procedure to "Connect" again, by clicking the network icon in the Notification Area (System Tray), selecting the entry for your router and clicking the Connect button. Enter any WEP/WPA/WPA2 key when prompted and see if that gets you connected properly.

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Hello everyone. In the kitchen I have a WinXP tower with an AIO printer and two 160GB USB drives connected to it. I have the printer and both USB drives shared within WinXP. I can use the printer from my Win7 laptop over a wired network. However, I can not see or figure out how to gain access to those USB drives on the WinXO PC from my Win7 laptop. How do I set this up? Thanks for the help.

A:Sharing USB Drives between XP and Win7

This might help you .http://ecross.mvps.org/howto/share.htm

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I've got a new Win7 machine and an older Vista. They're both on the same network and can see each other. I want to move files from the Vista machine to the Win7 machine. I've set the folders' share properties to everyone and the folders can be seen in Network view on the Win7 machine, but when I click on the folder I get 'You do not have permission to access //foldername'.

Turned off firewalls and tried it again, but no luck still. Don't have passwords on either machine.

Thanks!

A:Sharing between Vista and Win7

This reminded me of a post on microsoft answers.






Quote:
Problems sharing files between computers on a network are generally caused by 1) a misconfigured firewall or overlooked firewall (including a stateful firewall in a VPN); or 2) inadvertently running two firewalls such as the built-in Windows Firewall and a third-party firewall; and/or 3) not having identical user accounts and passwords on all Workgroup machines; 4) trying to create shares where the operating system does not permit it.

In Windows 7, go to Control Panel>All Control Panel Items>Network and Sharing Center. Click on "Change advanced sharing settings". You don't want to use Homegroup unless you have all Windows 7 machines. If you do and you want to use Homegroup, see Windows 7's Help & Support. Otherwise, in the Advanced Sharing:

Turn ON network discovery
Turn ON file and printer sharing
Turn ON sharing in the Public folder sharing section
Turn ON password protected sharing

A. Configure firewalls on all machines to allow the Local Area Network (LAN) traffic as trusted. With Windows Firewall, turning on Window's File and Printer Sharing as above will take care of this for you. If you aren't running a third-party firewall or have an antivirus/security program with its own firewall component, then you're fine. With third-party firewalls, I usually configure the LAN allowance with an IP range. Ex. would be 192.168.1.0-192.168.1.254. Obviously you would... Read more

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Hi,

I'm trying to share the C Drive of a Win7 PC (The name of that PC is LINKS). I set full permissions for the 'Everyone' group. When, from another Win7 PC, I click on 'Network', I can see LINKS and I can see the C Drive on LINKS. But when I try to open that C Drive, a message pops up saying I do not have permission (see picture).



How can I access that C Drive on LINKS?

Thanks in advance.

A:Sharing C Drive between 2 Win7 PC's

Got the same problem. I can share a folder, but can not share the entie "C" drive. Have tried everything I know.

Need Help

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Hello, this is my first post. I actually upgraded my Laptop from Windows 7 from WinXP SP3 and i wanna try using adhoc in winXP but i suddenly changed OS. Anyone can help me or give me simple steps on setting up an Adhoc Pc-to-Pc connection using wifi?

Thanks in advance,
afrozenminute

A:Adhoc Sharing on Win7

make a visit to this thread,

Connectify - Internet Sharing Made Easy

hope this helps

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Hello,

I have 3 Win7 computers and one of them is having trouble sharing with the others.

A is a pc which is having the issues

B and C are two laptops that can share between themselves and also upload to A

While on A, in the explorer, I can choose network and it will show both B and C with each of their shared drives. When selecting any of those drives I am prompted for a username and password. none of the computers have passwords for their user accounts and in the sharing options on all three the requirement for passwords is turned off.

What am I missing? it used to work with all three pcs before and I can't think of any change that would have made this problem occur.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks

A:WIn7 x64 sharing issues

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Nerdbox


Hello,

I have 3 Win7 computers and one of them is having trouble sharing with the others.

A is a pc which is having the issues

B and C are two laptops that can share between themselves and also upload to A

While on A, in the explorer, I can choose network and it will show both B and C with each of their shared drives. When selecting any of those drives I am prompted for a username and password. none of the computers have passwords for their user accounts and in the sharing options on all three the requirement for passwords is turned off.

What am I missing? it used to work with all three pcs before and I can't think of any change that would have made this problem occur.

Any advice would be greatly appreciated!

Thanks


You might want to check the time/date settings on those machines, if they aren't totally in sync it will cause the problems you are describing with the password prompts and all.

Which ever anti virus software you have installed is also a candidate for causing this type of problem.

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Greetings.

I have a feeling my question is a ridiculous one, but but I'm desperate so what the heck.

Is there a way to remotely install or copy software from my computer to a friend's computer? I have a 3Gig .iso that he needs, and I'd rather not post it to him on a disc, as that takes a while. Is it possible to give him direct access to my hard drive, or "sync" his computer with mine then copy the file over? We both use XP Pro.
 

A:Sharing large files with a computer half way across the planet.

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I've just upgraded my office PC to Win7 Profeessional 32bit.
I have some problem on sharing permission.

I'm on a domain network. When I s
In WinXp:
If I share a folder "DATA" with Full Control permisson:
- Shared Users "Jack" can create (as well as modify/change) folder/file inside DATA folder.
- Shared Users "Michael" can create folder/file inside DATA folder.
- Admin of the PC has full control of all.
- Jack can Read Michael's folder/files, can creates folder/file inside Michael's Folders; but Jack canNOT change/modify Michael's Files, since Michael is the file's creator.

I want to do exactly the same way on WIndows 7 professional but I have the problem: Jack canNOT rename/delete the file Michael created but he can change the content of the files (for example: Jack can change&save the content of data.doc that Michael created). it means creator have no permisson over reader.

I think I should do some configuration on Security Settings but have no ideas, I try several ways but in vain.
I'm just a newbie on Win7 so please kindly show me how to config this.
Thanks so much in advance for your helps.
(any screen captures of configuration will be appreciated a lot).

A:Sharing permission - Win7 Pro 32bit

  
Quote: Originally Posted by michaelphan


I've just upgraded my office PC to Win7 Profeessional 32bit.
I have some problem on sharing permission.

I'm on a domain network. When I s
In WinXp:
If I share a folder "DATA" with Full Control permisson:
- Shared Users "Jack" can create (as well as modify/change) folder/file inside DATA folder.
- Shared Users "Michael" can create folder/file inside DATA folder.
- Admin of the PC has full control of all.
- Jack can Read Michael's folder/files, can creates folder/file inside Michael's Folders; but Jack canNOT change/modify Michael's Files, since Michael is the file's creator.

I want to do exactly the same way on WIndows 7 professional but I have the problem: Jack canNOT rename/delete the file Michael created but he can change the content of the files (for example: Jack can change&save the content of data.doc that Michael created). it means creator have no permisson over reader.

I think I should do some configuration on Security Settings but have no ideas, I try several ways but in vain.
I'm just a newbie on Win7 so please kindly show me how to config this.
Thanks so much in advance for your helps.
(any screen captures of configuration will be appreciated a lot).


You sometimes need to take ownership of a file or folder in order to modify it's contents. The link below will show you how to add a take ownership shortcut to your file options.

Take Ownership... Read more

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I have two computer with Windows 7 32 bit on one and 64 on the other. One of them is wired to the wireless router, the other machine (laptop) is always wireless. I've got internet access from both and everything works ok. I can even share a printer, that is wired to the desktop. I am trying to share one of the drives on the desktop, so I can put files from my laptop there.

I have gone into Control Panel>Network and Sharing Centre>Change Advanced Options>"Turn on file and printer sharing', but I cannot access the shared drive. I can see the shared drive as a shared folder in Windows Explorer, but when double clicked, it says " Windows cannot acccess <dir>. You do not have permission to access <dir>. Contact your network administrator to request access.

I am using administrator accounts from both computers. They do not , however, have the same name. Can I utilize file sharing without the whole "create more user accounts" thing?
 

A:Solved: File Sharing between 2 Win7

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Hey guys i got a pc with a dlink router, i got cable internet and atm i have a mac laptops connected through the wifi. Never really had to the need to be sharing stuff out of my pc until now, is there any good tutorials on this?

thanks.

A:Win7 Network sharing with Apple ?

have you tried

On PC:

Go to Network and Sharing in Control Panel
Click on Change Advanced Sharing to the left
I turned Everything to On (besides password sharing to be safe)

On Mac:

Sys Preferences
Click Sharing
choose File Sharing on the left
Go into Options and choose both AFP and SMB (not sure if AFP is needed but I did it to be safe)

Ctrl Click Finder - Connect to server
type smb://your pc name/users
It might ask you to put in your Mac computer name and password
click connect and it should in theory mount

see if that works - I have yet to figure out how to share back to my Windows machine

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Hi!

After a HD crash my homegroup and sharing has went south.
When trying to access my Laptop it gives me 0x80070035 and says it can't be reached.

I can't log in to my homegroup at all, ask me for the password and then it says it can't log in.
One of the homecompters i can't even leave the homegroup.

Realy messed up!

I'm VERY thankfull for some help so i can start enjoying my life again.

ToddeSwe

A:Homegroup and sharing problems Win7/8

Ok I've seen these types of problems many times in the past and there are a few solutions that should help. No guarantee's here because when the Homegroup goes south it really goes down the tubes.

First you will want to go into C:\windows\serviceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking and delete all files in this folder, the picture below shows the path and what these files look like, simply delete all files you see there as these are the source of many problems, such as not being able to leave the Homegroup or not being able to rejoin, etc.

In order to see the AppData file etc. you will need to go into Folder Options in the Control Panel and enable the setting that says "Show hidden files and folders".

You will need to do this on all Homegroup machines. After that you will want to leave the Homegroup on all machines, then reboot all machines and then create a new Homegroup rejoin from all machines.

You should also ensure that the following services are running.
In order for the HomeGroup networking feature to be working, there are certain Windows services that need to be enabled and running. If you used a program to disable services or manually disabled them, it may be causing the problem.

The services that need to be turned on are listed below:
?DNS Client
?Function Discovery Provider Host
?Function Discovery Resource Publication
?Peer Networking Grouping
?HomeGroup Provider
?HomeGroup Listener
?SSDP Discovery
?UPnP Device ... Read more

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Hey all, I have a network set up between my Dell Dimension e310, my HP tx2, and my fiance's HP Pavilion DV4. The Dell and the tx2 have windows 7 installed. The Pavilion has Vista64 on it. I have a Dell AIO 922 printer on the Dell and I'm sharing it with the tx2 successfully. When I try to add it to the Pavilion it says that the printer has the wrong driver installed and wont let me add it.

Since it is working fine on the two pcs with Win7, I'm thinking it has to do with the difference in operating systems between the Dell and the Pavilion. This is driving me nuts. My warentee is up on the printer, so I can't get any help from dell, so I really need some help on this. Can anyone help me out?

A:Sharing a printer between Win7 and Vista64

and welcome to the Forum

If the two Win7 pc's are 32 bit, Try downloading and installing the Vista 64 bit drivers, then connecting to the printer

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Hi,

I have a problem with the internet connection sharing in win7 although it worked back then with vista.
Ok, here is the setup:
Computer1 (c1) is connected through a router to the internet, this is working perfectly, no problems here.
Computer2 (c2) is connected to c1 through a LAN cable.
In Vista (and before in XP) I was able to share the internet connection in c1 with c2.

Here is the configuration I tried:
* In c1:
I activated the internet connection sharing (in the network to the router)
For the LAN to c2 I set the IP(4) manually to 192.168.178.2/255.255.255.0

* In c2:
I set the IP(4) also manually to 192.168.178.3
But its not working
Please note that both computers can see each other and even access the shared folders of each other(both not join one homegroup, but this is another problem).

Please help me, since its driving me crazy and I'm starting to thing about going back to Vista!

Thanks in advance!

P.S. I have also tried to set both LANs to retrieve the IPs automatically, with no success...

A:Internet connection sharing in Win7

To understand your setup better, does C1 have 2 wired networking adapters? Is this correct >>> 1 connected to router, 1 connected to C2?

Is there any specific reason that you don't run C2 through the router the same as you do with C1?

Make sure the Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service is running on C1.

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how to have full control of both laptopsI've learned how to share a folder and access it on my main laptop, but I would like to be able to access the whole C: drive of my other laptop.
I tried sharing C: drive and it indicates it's shared, but when I try to access it always says I don't have permission. I've gone into advanced share and made sure it says no password needed. I have mapped the network drive on main laptop, but as I said when I click on it I need permission.
As far as I can tell both laptops have different accounts.
I tried following the post that was solved on networking asking for password. On my Win 7 laptop I created another account and named it 2ndAdmin. Logged on to new account and shared C: drive. Went to my main laptop Win 8.1 and mapped network \\Dell\C drive on my Toshiba but it still asks for admin permission.
I must be doing something stupid

I'am probably missing something real simple. Can you step me in the right direction?

A:sharing of C: drive on Win7 to Win 8.1 laptops

In Vista and later the Administrative account set up during install or on preloaded machines, is not the real Administrator account. It's roughly equivalent to the "Operator" account on NT 4 Server. See the link below to enable the real Admin account. But even so, sharing whole drives does not usually go smoothly.

Built-in Administrator Account - Enable or Disable in Windows 8

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Hi guys, I'm in serious need of some help with this issue, and I'll try to explain it the best I can:

I have a new storage computer here at work running Windows 7 Pro 32 bit. All other machines here are running WinXP 32 bit. The network is in a Workgroup with no domain. Here's what needs to happen: I have a folder on here that ONLY the boss is supposed to be able to see. However, I can't seem to set permissions for only his computer to have access to it. I've followed every tutorial I've found on google and elsewhere to no avail. I can ping the server from any computer, and if I set access permissions to "Everyone" for the folder or any other folder, all computers in the shop can access it. However, when I try to limit the folder to a specific machine, it denies all access to the folder from any computer. If I try to use the Share with option after right clicking on the folder, the other computers in the network aren't listed, and if I try to manually type in the name of the computer (I've also tried using the IP address), it gives me an error of "Windows can not find xxx".

Any help is greatly appreciated. This issue is driving me kinda nuts, and I'm running out of options on how to fix it.

A:Sharing to specific computer, Win7 to XP

On the Win 7 computer, create an account that is exactly the same as your boss's username/password. Then, on the file in question, change the properties -> security and give that user full rights, then under sharing, remove the everyone member and add administrators and him. See what that does.

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I've been looking through several different guides, but I just can't get this to work.

Setup: WinXP machine is acting as my media center, using my TV as its primary display to watch videos through Media Player Classic. The other two machines sharing files on the network, one wireless laptop, one wired desktop, are both running Win7. All machines are on "Workgroup."

Problem: This was working, except that I don't wish to type in the username and password to access Win7PC files each time I boot the WinXP machine. Turned off password protection, and suddenly I cannot access the videos on Win7 desktop. I can still access the music and video libraries on Win7PC, but not the downloads folder. Tried creating and sharing Downloads library to no avail.

I'd like to avoid relocating files into the working directory, as well as going back to the log-in dialogue. Alternatively, is there a way to have XP remember the username/password?
 

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I'm stuck! Have computer (A) running Win7 64b with Canon Pixma MG6120 printer connected via USB. Have been trying to share this printer with Computer (B) running Win7 32b located in another room. Both computers connected to network via cat45 wired home. Router is a D-Link DGL-4100.

Obviously, printer works with Computer (A). Computer (B) can not find printer path.

Here's what I've tried already.

1. Used online tutorial/guide submitted by Jimbo. Results "Network name cannot be found".

2. For Computer (A) Under Printer Properties I have the following:
Port: USB001
Description: Virtual printer port for USB
Printer: Canon MG6100 series Printer XPS, Canon MG6100 series Printer

also listed is ;
Port: DOT4
Description: HP Photosmart 7550 series Printer
Note: this printer has been removed along with driver and software. However I cannot delete this port, nor change its description.

3. Both computers have been setup for print/file share

So, using \\computer name I have tried;

\\computername\virtualport........
\\computer name\CanonMG6100seriesPrinterXPS,CanonMG6100seriesPrinter

both attempts resulted in the above stated error message. (Network name cannot be found)

I'm at a lost. I have a strong suspicion that the issue is the left over DOT4/HP printer. Please help.

A:USB Print sharing 2 Win7 Computers

Just a thought; You did explicitly share the printer when you set it up, right ??

Give it a simple sharename that's easy to type in.

Try using \\ipaddress\sharename as well.

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I am trying to share a USB attached printer from Win7 to XP and when I try to install it on the XP pc, it complains that the software is incompatible for some reason. I downloaded the xp version of the software and extracted it looking for the xp version of the driver file but I couldn't find it. Any ideas?
 

A:Solved: Sharing a printer from Win7 to Xp

When you go into the "printer Properties" and then the "Sharing" tab; did you hit the button "Additional Drivers"
and specify the other driver (usually on win 7 you have 64-bit OS and you would need to share the 32-bit version of the driver).
 

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I have a wireless setup with no problems. Only problem I have is when I want to send a print job from Vista to Win7. The computers see each other - see printers, etc. but always comes up with a print error - dll. I have come to understand that Win7 and Vista don't "share". Is that true? Is there a fix? Thanks!

A:Printer Sharing between Win7 & Vista

Hi smnich!

I have a tutorial that should help you solve this problem. The link will go to our sister forums, Vistax64.com. Setting up a shared printer

I hope this helps,

Extensa

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How do I manage to get this done?I have a few Files that are too large for me to transfer via USB (and my external HDD is full)In win XP file sharing has been easy! Where you just enable it, and then under ?My network Places? you just click on ?View workgroup computers? and then you would see all computers that you have access to..But I skipped Vista, and just 2 days now I am on Win7 and I just cant figure out how to get this done (Windows 7 part)I have made a proper crossover cable and have tested it with a tester.All help is appreciated thanks in advanceP.s. I want to transfer in both Directions From Win XP to Win7 and Win 7 to XPShared Folders

A:File Sharing Crossover Win7 and Win XP

Have you read this : http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/s...ndows-7-and-xp/

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This is a new problem and I have no idea why this is doing this...please help...

I have two CPU's on my network....call them CPU A (desktop) and CPU B (laptop)....I am able to access files while on CPU A reading CPU B's files, but I cannot go on CPU B and read CPU A's files. It asks for CPU A's username and password, so I placed the LAN password and still no dice....I even removed the password to connect and still nothing when I try to connect to CPU A from CPU B.

Please advise as I need to be able to read both files from either CPU.

Thanks!

A:Win7 File Sharing Issue

Both systems are hardlined and I cannot understand why it connects to the laptop but not to the desktop with the name and password....please help!

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I have three Win 7 systems on my home network. They're all in the same workgroup, they have identical "Advanced Sharing Options" (File/Printer Sharing on, Network Discovery On, 40 or 56-bit encryption, Password Protection Off, Windows handles Homegroup). None belong to a HomeGroup, just the Workgroup (Workgroup).
One computer can access the other two, one can access one other, and the last can't access either of the others. They all have shared folders with identical share properties ('Everyone' has Full Control).
I'm getting errors stating that some systems can't be found, even though they show up when I open the 'Network' folder. Other errors state that I don't have permissions for particular folders,
I've been in computers professionally for 40 years, and the lack of consistency in Windows networking drives me nuts.
I would like all systems to be able to fully access all systems on the network. Any ideas?

A:Three Win7 systems, sharing is spotty.

If you can post a screen shot of the ipconfig/all from each machine it would be helpful.

Paste into elevated command prompt>
Code:
ipconfig/all

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Hello.I'm new here so first i want'it to say HI.
Second: i have a problem with sharing my internet connection.
I have windows 7 and i want it to give internet to the other computer with WinXP.
Information:
-we are connected using the SWITCH, because i have another friend with XP , but he is not available right now
- i have 2 eth cards : first have ip from my ISP using DHCP and its like 10.xx... etc and on this card i have ENABLED SHARING, if i will not do that my other card will have ip like this 169...(if i remember right )
- on the second i have ip 192.168.137.1 that has been auto generated by windows(because ive check ICS on the first card , that with internet)
- computer with XP has IP given by the comp with Win7, for example 192.168.137.123
Everything could be OK , but it isn't. After a while , like 20-30 mins or something, its really random i think, computer with WinXP doesn't have internet anymore. ON my Win7, i need to go to my Net Adapters and UNCHECK ICS , then i click OK , and i CHECK ICS again , and i click ok , and the computer with XP have his internet connection again, but again "for a while". Im really upset , i dont know whats the problem. Setting ICS is almost the same as on WinXP, and it work fine for me for a couple of years, so it should work. Besides when WinXP doesn't have internet, i still could ping internet websites, but only using their IPs like 74.125.45.100(google.com), so i was thinking maybe its something with DNS, but i cant ... Read more

A:Sharing Connection on WIN7 with Windows XP

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Przemko


Hello.I'm new here so first i want'it to say HI.
Second: i have a problem with sharing my internet connection.
I have windows 7 and i want it to give internet to the other computer with WinXP.
Information:
-we are connected using the SWITCH, because i have another friend with XP , but he is not available right now
- i have 2 eth cards : first have ip from my ISP using DHCP and its like 10.xx... etc and on this card i have ENABLED SHARING, if i will not do that my other card will have ip like this 169...(if i remember right )
- on the second i have ip 192.168.137.1 that has been auto generated by windows(because ive check ICS on the first card , that with internet)
- computer with XP has IP given by the comp with Win7, for example 192.168.137.123
Everything could be OK , but it isn't. After a while , like 20-30 mins or something, its really random i think, computer with WinXP doesn't have internet anymore. ON my Win7, i need to go to my Net Adapters and UNCHECK ICS , then i click OK , and i CHECK ICS again , and i click ok , and the computer with XP have his internet connection again, but again "for a while". Im really upset , i dont know whats the problem. Setting ICS is almost the same as on WinXP, and it work fine for me for a couple of years for me, so it should work. Besides when WinXP doesn't have internet, i still could ping internet websites, but only using their IPs like 74.125.45.100(... Read more

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Hi everybody, first post, thanks for reading in advance...

So my issue is that I cannot get my xbox to connect to my dial up connection(it's all I can get here in the sticks) via Ethernet cable. There are numerous faqs and tutorials for doing it pre-windows 7, I had had success with this on my old computer running XP. Those tutorials used the network wizard, which 7 doesn't seem to have, and I seem to be too dumb to do without.

I clicked on the box in the sharing tab in my dial up properties to allow other connections, but it does nothing. I get a LAN icon that says public when I connect them, but it will not allow any internet to go through it.

I may be missing something entirely easy here, i'd sure appreciate some help on the matter. Is it a firewall issue or something? Thanks for reading and any responses, I surely appreciate it.

A:Win7-Sharing internet with Xbox w/dial up

  
Quote: Originally Posted by frostforests


Hi everybody, first post, thanks for reading in advance...

So my issue is that I cannot get my xbox to connect to my dial up connection(it's all I can get here in the sticks) via Ethernet cable. There are numerous faqs and tutorials for doing it pre-windows 7, I had had success with this on my old computer running XP. Those tutorials used the network wizard, which 7 doesn't seem to have, and I seem to be too dumb to do without.

I clicked on the box in the sharing tab in my dial up properties to allow other connections, but it does nothing. I get a LAN icon that says public when I connect them, but it will not allow any internet to go through it.

I may be missing something entirely easy here, i'd sure appreciate some help on the matter. Is it a firewall issue or something? Thanks for reading and any responses, I surely appreciate it.



Could be a number of issues. Firewall, Homegroup, drivers, etc. We need more info.
If you hardware supports it you could (as a workaround) run win 7 in XP mode (virtual machine) and it should work

Ken

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Howdy all!

I recently went on holiday and upon my return I have discovered some changes to my work environment!
My pc now has Win7 x64 ! Another PC also contains win7. But we have two other PCs. One is a drafting machine with XP 64bit, the other a simple net machine with XP Pro.

In the past we used the XP breifcase to manage files and sync from the host/main pc (mine, now on win7). All other systems had a breifcase that was backed up daily.
The IT guru who came around and did the upgrade on my pc to Win7 has installed SyncToy2.1 (published by microsoft?) onto all the machines.

While it seemingly works ok, I have noticed today that sometimes it deletes folders/files and creates new folders/file of the same, even when no change has been made?

I also do not like the way you can not change the new/delete/overwrite selection as you could with the old briefcase.

I am looking for solid reccomendations on the best sync method. SyncToy is ok but has glitches. The breifcase is slow, and also doesnt seem to work with access databases. So bring on some options and help a fello win7 brother out!

Peice y0!
Grimace

A:What prog? Sharing/Sync folders between WIN7 & XP

Hi Grimace,

You could try using Robocopy, which used to come preinstalled on Vista machines. Here's a thread about alternatives to SyncToy: Windows 7 - SyncToy alternative - Sync folder with Network drive... - Server Fault

Cheers,

Walker
Windows Outreach Team

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Here's my situation:

I have 2 computers running Windows 7, a desktop and a laptop. The desktop is the "main" computer, and is connected to the internet via cable modem. The desktop has 2 network cards. One is connected to the cable modem. The other is connected, via crossover cable, to my laptop.

A couple years ago, when I first got the laptop, I set up ICS somehow and everything was working great. I was able to share my desktop's internet connection and I was able to see the shared directories I had set up on my desktop.

I had disconnected my laptop several months ago, and it has been dormant in it's carrying case since then. I just took it out today, and I plugged in the cable to connect it to my desktop. For some reason, I no longer have internet access. The network icon in the tray shows the yellow "!" symbol saying "no internet access". I have no idea what happened, and I don't remember how I had set it up in the first place. I tried for hours searching forums online, finding dozens of different setups and "fixes" to ICS issues. I tried setting the IP to 192.168.137.1 on both machines, since it was never clear in these posts exactly which connection to set to what.

I am terribly confused and there is a pressing matter that I NEED to get this connection working (here, at home) in order to tend to. I don't understand why this is so complicated, and why I cannot simply click a button to enable sharing be... Read more

A:Internet Connection Sharing Issue! (Win7)

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hi,
i need help.
i have one desktop pc and onw notebook.
if i had OS vista on my desktop all was fine - sharing was OK,no problem. but now,when i boot new win7 ultimated 64bit a cant sharing files with my notebook (vista 32 bit). i set up sharing for everyone...but a cant connect to my notebook. when i try it - desktop, show me-attach file

can me someone help?
thx, budis

A:sharing between win7 64bit and vista 32bit

budis

Hi and welcome

when you installed win 7 what kind of network did you set up? homegroup, or workgroup? Can you see the computers in network neighborhood, but just cant acces them?

We could use soome more info about you network setup and how you shared folders

thanks

ken

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I'm trying to help an elderly neighbour share his printer with his wife's Android tablet.
I fell at the first hurdle; I can see the (USB attached) printer in Devices and Printers but can't work out how to share it. It seems like a case of "You can't get there from here".

Does Windows 7 Home Premium give Stan the choice of sharing his printer?

A:Win7 Home Premium: Sharing a printer

Sir,

You need to install an app for the tablet to be able to print from a shared printer.
It is one of the basic function of a computer that tablets cannot do.

Here's a link that may help you: How to Access a Printer From an Android Tablet | Chron.com

Regards

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Halp!

Having troubles setting this up.

Windows 7 computer working fine - printer working fine (it's a canon ip5200). On Windows XP machine (SP3), I am trying to access the printer. I've tried this a couple of ways and it fails every time.

1) Drill down to printer via the Add Printer searchj for a network printer action. This eventually will ask me to point to an INF file that I don't have (unpacking Canon's printer driver installer to get to the 'ip5200.inf' file will eventually get me a 'Invalid printer file' error even though I can see that the inf file looks like an inf file.

2) Try to add it as a local printer, pointing to the network path (\\network\printer). That installs OK, but it doesn't work.

3) Try to install a network printer giving it a network path. See #1.

What in the heck am I doing wrong? I cannot get Windows7 to add the Windows XP drivers to it's list so I can install it via the network.

Halp!!

A:Sharing printer on Win7 (x64) with Windows XP computer

Rebooted windowx xp computer after uninstalling it and tried method #2 and it worked fine! Dunno what went wrong!

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I have 3 systems each running Win7 Ultimate on a home network (not a home group). I have an HP Laserjet 1022 attached via USB to system #3 (32 bit). System #1 is 64 bit and #2 is 32 bit. System #2 prints fine on system #3. When system #1 (64 bit) prints, the entry is made into the print queue of #3, but never prints. I've tried restarting the print spooler to no avail. Print entry from #1 cannot be cancelled. I have to manually delete the spooler entry for the print job from C:/Windows/system32/spool/PRINTERS.
Without getting into finger pointing at HP, is there a problem with the printing software in Win7 when OS word sizes are mixed ? Is the HP Laserjet 1022 driver too old to be used (the driver states it was modified this current year) ? Is there a solution to this problem I've been having ?

A:Problems sharing printer between 64 and 32 bit Win7 Ultimate

Since both your 32 bit machines work and your 64 bit machine doesn't. Do you have the 64 bit drivers PC #1?

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Hi!

Due to a mixed network of WinXP, Win2000 and Win7 computers I've had to stay away from the 'home sharing' thing and use a setup I got from one of the Win network forums--this is detailed at the end of this post.

I got a new laptop with Win 8. I attempted to use the same network setup on it that worked before (below) however although it can now access and/or 'see' many things on many PCs, all the stuff I really need shared from my main development win7 desktop (let's call this system MainWin7) I cannot get to. The Win8 notebook can see the shared folders but I get the 'not enough privileges' error when I try to access the folders.

One really weird thing is that the only thing the win8 notebook can see and access on MainWin7 is a share I made to an external backup drive. As an experiment I created a share on MainWin7 to the C drive (exactly the same privileges) and again the Win8 notebook sees it but can't access it (gets the same error).

It's crazy.

BTW, I have a wireless network which, I think, shouldn't matter.

Any thoughts, suggestions or ideas?

Thanks for any help!!

Rusty

Current Network Setup which got all my assorted OSs sharing OK and which I applied to the Win8 notebook :

?Home Networking is not setup
?Network is a "Work" Network
?Computer names are unique and less than 11 characters long and all computers belong to the Workgroup IS.
?Adapter Properties:
?Unchecked : TCP/IP 6
?Unchecked : Link Layer Top... Read more

A:Problems with Win8 file sharing with Win7...

When you try to connect from the win8 machine to the win7 machine are you prompted for credentials? Do you have a username on the win8 machine that matches a username on the Win7 machine?

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Hi,

I have 3 win7 Home Premium PCs:
1. desktop win7 64
2. desktop win7 32
3. Notebook win7 32 on wireless

My Backup server is running win2000 and I need access /Users/<The User Name>/.
* On #1 I have EVERYTHING I need!
* On #2 I no access at all! Msg: User has not been granted the requested long in type.
* On #3 I can see the files but when I click I am told the user does not have access.

On all 3 systems I followed the procedures from CommonTater in this post.

Its crazy, it makes no sense. Any suggestions at all will be greatly appreciated!

Rusty

A:Craziness with sharing win7 w/win2000 bu server

You have permission issues.
Make sure shareing is enabled on all PCs including your server.
Go to the properties of each systems main drive and be sure that everyone is listed and all access options are also enabled.
Also go to the network and shareing in the control panel and make sure network discovery is enabled.
And I always disable password protected shareing. People here will disagree but it makes conecting so much easier.
Good luck.

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Am i blind or did they also remove that or do they have a replacement for it ?? Also what was the name of it again on Vista ?? Desktop share connection or something like that ??

What are some good programs you guy's might have tried or use to you would recommended ??
[besides gotometting, HP's skyroom, sharedview, or any online versions]

A:Win7 removed Desktop sharing program ??

Nope...not gone...still there. Just type remote desktop in the search box, or mstsc in the run dialog box..
Hope this helps

EDIT: Forgot to mention it is also available as a shortcut from within Start>All Programs>Accessories

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Hi there - great forum!

I'm sorry if this has been asked before but I haven't managed to find out the solution from existing threads or tutorials.

I have WinXP on my desktop (let's call it DESKTOP) and Win7 on my laptop (let's call it LAPTOP). I have given both machines a workgroup name (let's call it HOME).

So, I connected LAPTOP to the same router as DESKTOP and, hey presto, I have internet access on both. So far, so good!

Due to luck or skill, not sure which, I am able to access any LAPTOP files I mark as shared on my DESKTOP. However, I can't seem to connect to my DESKTOP from my LAPTOP. So, I can see stuff from the Win7 machine on my WinXP machine but not the other way around.

As my username suggests, I'm not very technical so any simple guidance will be very gratefully received

A:Sharing File Access - WinXP and Win7

Hello SillyGirl, welcome. Here's a link for you....

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...rmissions.html

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Oh how frustrating.

Networking issue - Win7 printer, XP remote machines describes some agonies I had in December, getting XP computers to print, over my home wireless network, on a printer USB connected to a Windows 7 computer. The information at How to Enable Printer & File Sharing between Windows 7 and Windows XP | Windows 7 finally solved my problem and I've been printing happily ever since.

Until last night when I replaced my 10-year-old HP 920C with a Canon iP4800 Series XPS printer.

My home computers are two Win7 64 bit ones, plus three XP 32 bit ones.

Let me run through the computers and my experiences getting them to print to the new printer.

My computer (64-bit Windows 7): Printed first time after following installation instructions.

64-bit Windows 7 laptop: Once I added the new printer by typing its remote name (\\win7box\canon ip4800 series xps) it found the computer, found the driver, and printed fine.

32-bit XP Dell netbook: This computer has no CD drive, so I copied the contents of the installer CD to a flash drive. Adding the new printer was as simple as typing in the remote share name, then searching for the driver on the flash drive (okay, finding the driver on the flash drive was tricky). Took no more than five minutes.

32-bit XP Lenovo laptop: I never got farther than being asked to enter a password to access the remote printer. And the password I entered, it wouldn't accept.

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A:Oh blast, here we go again - sharing Win7 printer w/XP computers

Okay, replying to my own post.

Using the installation disk to install the drivers to each computer did the trick.

In the case of the Lenovo laptop, that was weird. The thing was not a part of my home network, somehow. Then I somehow made it a part of the home network, and it connected correctly the first time.

Probably three hours of work to do what should have taken 15 minutes, but it's done. I am now ready to wait another decade to buy a printer.

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Hello all, I do hope I can make this as clear as possible to get quick assistance;

I have an Epson Stylus D88 printer connected by USB to my Windows XP desktop that is connected to my router by an ethernet cable.

I would like to print through that printer from my Win7 laptop wirelessly, but when I follow the "add printer" steps I get told; "Windows can't find a driver for EPSON Stylus D88 Series on the network. To locate one manually, click OK. Otherwise, click Cancel and consult your network administrator or the printer manufacturer's website."

Can someone please advise on the quickest, simplest or most efficient means on getting this all setup.

Thank you
 

A:Solved: Wired printer sharing between Win7 and XP

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hi,

i have internet connection to my PC (windows 7) by wimax internet connection.
that connect by usb to my pc.
(and check the sharing option on this connection)

then i need to share internet on my pc on wifi by using D-link2640u router,

i connect my pc to D-link router by rj-45 cable.

and setup wifi network but this wifi network did not have internet connection.

how can share PC internet by D-link router?

thanks a lot
 

A:Sharing internet by D-link2640u router on Win7

Hi, Welcome to TSG.
Is it only the wifi that not active or you don't have connection even with your wired one?
 

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Hi!

Due to a mixed network of WinXP, Win2000 and Win7 computersI've had to stay away from the 'home sharing' thing and use a setup I got fromone of the Win network forums--this is detailedat the end of this post. (I do 3D animationand have a development desktop and laptop plus five more PCs I use as a renderfarm).

My development laptop recently went out so I got a new onewhich came with Win 8. I attempted to use the same network setup on it howeveralthough it can now access and/or 'see'many things on many PCs, all the stuff Ireally need shared from my main development win7 desktop (let's call thissystem MainWin7) I cannot get to. The Win8 notebook can see the shared foldersbut I get the 'not enough privileges' error when I try to access the folders.

One really weird thing is that the only thing the win8notebook can see and access on MainWin7 is a share I made to an external backupdrive. As an experiment I created a share on MainWin7 to the C drive (exactlythe same privileges) and again the Win8 notebook sees it but can't access it (getsthe same error).

It's crazy.

BTW, I have a wireless network which shouldn't matter.

Any thoughts, suggestions or ideas?

Thanks for any help!!
Rusty

Current Network Setup which got all my assorted OSs sharingOK and which I applied to the Win8 notebook :

Home Networking is not setup

Network is a "Work" Network

Computer names are unique and less than 11 characte... Read more

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After many unsuccessful attempts to get this printer installed and shared with other Vista and/or Windows 7 machines on the network, I finally worked out a procedure that works reliably. Since I couldn?t find this info all in one place anywhere else, I thought I?d share.

Get rid of old unsuccessful installation attempts to install the drivers: Open Print Managment (type ?print managment? in the ?search for programs and files? box on the start menu). Right click any instance of HP 1020 drivers and click ?Remove Driver Package?. If it says that the printer is in use and can?t be deleted, restart your computer and then try again.
Download the Vista x64 drivers from: Select software and drivers*
From the two available choices, use the Print Driver Package, not the Plug and Play Package.
Make sure the printer is NOT CONNECTED. Run the driver installation program, making note of the folder to which it installs the files (usually ?C:\Program Files (x86)\Hewlett-Packard\Laserjet 1020_1022 drivers?)
Connect the printer. Windows 7 should detect the printer but then claim that it was NOT installed successfully.
At this point, the HP 1020 should show up as a device in the ?Devices and Printers? window. Right click on it, and go to properties.
On the General tab, click ?Make changes? (or whatever the button near the bottom says? I can?t recreate it once the printer is installed prope... Read more

A:Installing and sharing an HP Laserjet 1020 on Win7 x64

it works. thanks

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Hi,

I have 5 computers networked. 3 are Win 7 and 2 are XP Pro SP3.
The printer is connected to an XP machine and can be seen by all computers.
They are all in the same workgroup.
The 2 XP computers can share the printer normally and as long as the machine with the printer is on I can print without problems.
The 3 Win7 machines cannot.
I have tried all tricks I found here. I added the printer to Win7 as a local printer and added a local port that points to the XP machine (//XPComputer/Printer). That didn't work either and it seems to be the way people get it to work between XP and Win7.
I tried adding a network printer and although it sees the printer in the printer list, it hangs adding the printer or after adding the printer I get error 0x0000000d or 0x00000716. I looked these up but couldn't find anything that helped me solve the problem.
There seems to be some sort of authentication issue between the XP machine and the Win7 ones.
One tidbit of information, the XP machines are both using NetBEUI. Not sure if that is causing the issue or not. Haven't tried to disable it.
Has anybody fixed anything similar??
Any help is appreciated.

Thanks,

FayeC

A:Weird printer sharing issue - XP and Win7

Maybe this tutorial will show you the steps needed for it to work correctly.
Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP :: the How-To Geek

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I've run into a weird problem that I'm sharing in a hope that someone may have an answer (or a good idea on how to fix)

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Setup:
1 micro desktop (static IP) WinXP Pro and acting as print server, file store, DNLA etc... It also dual boots Ubuntu 12, but by default boots into XP. It's a basic build with very few extra programs installed.

2 laptops + 1 desktop: all Win7 XP Pro (64bit)

All fully MS patched
All running Avast AVTK - free version (no firewall)

They all talk through a GB switch on a common workgroup and users are synced across all machines.
We could share and access drives to and from all machines and everything was working fine.

Nothing new has been installed for months other than Microsoft updates (last one was a few weeks ago)
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Problem:
The desktop PC started dropping offline/crashing and failing to boot with an error "CMOS Checksum Error".
This was easily fixed by replacing the motherboard coin battery and it's had 100% uptime and been error free since then.

But ..... when we try to map to the XP machine we get the 0X80070035 error message come up.

From my machine:
I can see all Win7 and XP machines on the network
I can access all the Win7 shared drives
I click on the XP machine and I can't see what's shared - I get the 80070035 message
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A:ErrorCode 0X80070035 : WinXP stopped sharing with Win7...?

Addendum:
I fired up another XP Pro test system I have in a VirtualMachine and it could connect to the XP desktop.

My laptop can access the Virtual Machine's xp shares too

So it's definately particular to Win7 trying to authenticate with this one XP desktop

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Hello all...
I have a laptop running win7 and a netbook running winXP.
The laptop is ethernet connected to the internet.
I have created an ad-hoc network using the laptops wireless card
and then joined that using the netbook wireless.

Is there a way to give internet access to the netbook through the ad-hoc network?

A:Win7 to WinXP LAN Internet connection wireless sharing

you want it to be wireless or with a cable from laptop to pc?

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