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Windows 7 is not detecting a windows XP PC connected via LAN

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July 10, 2011 5:09:26 PM

Hii everyone. I have two PC's, one has windows 7 64bit another has windows XP 32bit. Second PC is the older one thats why XP is best for that. Now i made a LAN between this PC's. But the problem is that the win 7 PC or win XP PC both can't detect each other :(  . but while i was using windows XP in both of the PC's then they are detecting each other and also working fine :o  . There has no problem in the LAN connection that I'm sure. Please help me in this situation :hello:  . Advance thanks...... :) 
July 10, 2011 5:24:55 PM

jayadratha said:
Hii everyone. I have two PC's, one has windows 7 64bit another has windows XP 32bit. Second PC is the older one thats why XP is best for that. Now i made a LAN between this PC's. But the problem is that the win 7 PC or win XP PC both can't detect each other :(  . but while i was using windows XP in both of the PC's then they are detecting each other and also working fine :o  . There has no problem in the LAN connection that I'm sure. Please help me in this situation :hello:  . Advance thanks...... :) 

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u better upgrade your old machine so that it can support windows 7 .... if you can make a lan somehow between two PCs... u will face many problems :bounce:  :kaola: 
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July 11, 2011 12:07:02 PM

pragyan said:
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u better upgrade your old machine so that it can support windows 7 .... if you can make a lan somehow between two PCs... u will face many problems :bounce:  :kaola: 


That's not true. I have XP Pro and Win 7 Ultimate and have no problems accessing each other. Just make sure they are both in the same workgroup, the IP addresses are on the same subnet, and both have file & printer sharing enabled.
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July 11, 2011 3:20:27 PM

Hawkeye22 said:
That's not true. I have XP Pro and Win 7 Ultimate and have no problems accessing each other. Just make sure they are both in the same workgroup, the IP addresses are on the same subnet, and both have file & printer sharing enabled.

will you tell me the steps elaborately please. i did the workgroup name same. but still i can't access. if you tell me the steps then i can check them. please help me
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July 11, 2011 4:03:55 PM

I don't know your network setup, but if you have a router that is set to run a DHCP server then your IP addresses should be correct.

To see what your computers current IP address is, open a command prompt and type in ipconfig. Check the IP address. It will most likely be something like 192.168.2.x where x is a number between 1 and 255. Anyhow, the first three numbers of the IP address should be the same on both computers.

To enable file and printer sharing:

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-7/share-files-an...
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July 11, 2011 4:12:51 PM


It's worth remembering that Windows 7 isn't as efficient as XP in networking because the Service that looks around for computers which joined the network since it last looked doesn't go looking as often in 7 as it did in XP

Sometimes, before thinking you've done it wrong and start changing settings, it pays to open the Windows 7 Control Panel and go to Administrative Tools>Services, scroll to Computer Browser Service and click to Stop it then click to Start again. That starts the process off and might find XP.

Are you set in Network and Sharing Centre so that Windows 7 doesn't expect all the other machines in the network passwords? Scroll past File and Printer Sharing to the bottom of the list and make the appropriate change.


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July 13, 2011 8:14:47 AM

Saga Lout said:

It's worth remembering that Windows 7 isn't as efficient as XP in networking because the Service that looks around for computers which joined the network since it last looked doesn't go looking as often in 7 as it did in XP

Sometimes, before thinking you've done it wrong and start changing settings, it pays to open the Windows 7 Control Panel and go to Administrative Tools>Services, scroll to Computer Browser Service and click to Stop it then click to Start again. That starts the process off and might find XP.

Are you set in Network and Sharing Centre so that Windows 7 doesn't expect all the other machines in the network passwords? Scroll past File and Printer Sharing to the bottom of the list and make the appropriate change.



I checked the ip settings though it is set to DHCP. they are correct. i also give the same name of workgroup both the pc's. but i can't access neither from XP to 7 nor from 7 to xp. :??:  :cry:  please help me
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