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Networking Error Between Windows 8 and all other computers

Q: Networking Error Between Windows 8 and all other computers

Everything on the network was set up fine with sharing between all the computers and it seemed like as time went on the windows computer encountered more and more problems One of the xp computers suddenly required a password to access the windows computer Windows suddenly couldn t access any of the other computers but you could still push files to it from the other ones But now I cant push any files to the windows computer or Between other Networking computers Error Windows and 8 all access any of the windows or xp computers files from the windows comp I get an error message saying Network Error Windows cannot access insertnamehere insertdrivehere You do not have permission to access insertnamehere insertdrivehere Contact your network administrator to request access I get this error message through both windows and and xp Networking Error Between Windows 8 and all other computers gives a cannot access error But I can see the drives I wish to access and the computers themselves I just cannot get into the drives even though all my permissions seem to be set properly If anyone can help it would be appreciated nbsp

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A: Networking Error Between Windows 8 and all other computers

First it is a big time security hole to allow shared access directly to a drive




Windows cannot access \\insertnamehere\insertdrivehereClick to expand...

Sharing should be to a directory such as

\\systemName\publicFolder or
\\systemName\personalDocuments
Sharing has two major components:

network access to the \\systemName
NTFS access to the specific sharedFolderName
Hopefully your XP is SP3 which has the LLTP service necessary for Win/{7&8}. If you have XP SP1 or 2, then find the LLTP update for it.

Before we go crazy, you mentioned




any of the other computersClick to expand...

so verify that all the other systems can share with each other (ie ignore Win/8) in both directions A can share with B and conversely. This will ensure the systems are configured correctly AND that the firewall is not a problem.

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A:Networking two windows 7 computers together.

What you want is called a "homegroup":
Home sweet homegroup: Networking the easy way in Windows 7

Only machines joined to the homegroup will have access to the files.

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A:Networking will not see non-windows 7 computers.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by iguana


Hello.

I've spent 2-3 days now trying to solve the networking mysteries of Win 7.

In a nutshell. This computer (win7-64) cannot see the other computers and shares on our small studio network except for the windows 7 machines (also win7-64). (the other computers/shares are all XP)

We have 2 identical machines side by side, one can see all the computers, this one cannot. Both are fresh installs.

There are approx 8 other machines/shares on the network.

Both computers have vista installed on a seperate drive that see the network fine if booted into.

Both have homegroup turned off, and have workgroup enabled with the same workgroup name "WORKGROUP". Both have discovery and file sharing enabled. Both use the same network controller, and have the same updated win7 driver.

-I have tried turning on/off iv6 (which I see some people think/don't think is an issue).
-I have disabled FIREWALL
-I have disabled anti-virus
-I have rebooted after each change
-I have tried different locations/cables on the hub
-I have tried the cable/hub location on the win7 computer that is seeing the network computers.

ps. I forgot to mention that if I type in the IP address in addres bar I can access one of the other machines, but it will not show up in the network window.


I am really at a loss, and have read about every post I can find, and tried every suggestion.

Any further assistance would be much appreciated.

Thank you.

Steve.


Do you mean, cannot see or cannot access? Do all machines have ''eveyone'' set in permissions?

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A:Problems networking 2 Windows 7 Pro computers

Sounds like you are attempting to share the entire harddrive between those machines. This isn't easy on Windows 7 because it's considered to be a security risk.

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A:Networking computers

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A:Networking two computers by USB

"Do you have advice concerning linking two computers by USB ports?"

a. Don't.
b. If you do, make sure you have the correct cable because an incorrect cable can cause physical harm to one or both computers.

"Is there any way to use a network hub?"

Yes; connect each computer to the hub. A switch is preferable. A router is far preferable and results in a network that is easier to use.
 

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A:Networking two computers

Hi

Not sharing files...??

Turn off any firewalls on both PC's
Programs such as macafee also need to be disabled.

Double click "My network places" and run the "setup a home or small office network"

Follow the wizard through and answer all the questions.

Job done.

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"I have a Linksys N wireless router on my primary computer. I have a Linksys Wireless N USB Adapter on the secondary computer"

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A:Networking 2 computers

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A:how to networking between my 2 computers ?

Do you have both computers on the internet at the same time? If so, how?

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A:Networking 2 computers with different OS

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A:Networking 2 computers.

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A:networking 2 computers

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A:Networking Two Computers

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A:networking two computers

A crossover cable is the easiest, but not expandable (you can't add more computer later w/o buying more stuff). You won't need any additinal software.
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A:Networking 2 XP computers

Hello and welcom to TSG.
Have you enabled network sharing on the win home pc?
On the winxp pro you have to have an account that will tell winpro that this person can be trusted. In other words make sure you have a account in the users section.
I have not used xppro or home to network with yet.
 

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A:Networking new computers

jenclayton said:





I am new to networking. We have a small network in our office. We received had to replace our a few old computer with xp.
Windows 7 is our new computer. Everything seems to be working great with file sharing. Our main computer that everyone works off recently became not accessible to certain computers with XP.Click to expand...

XP needs the LTDR (responder) installed and made active; see http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?id=5577



We switched to TrendMicro with the new computers.
Our old computers used Panda, and we do not have access to the firewall.Click to expand...

hmm; someone *MUST* get control of the FW on all systems - - usually the admin account. While working on the symptoms reported here, DISABLE your TrendMicro, Panda, and all other such tools



I uninstalled one of the xp computers with TrendMicro; however, that didn't work. It pops open a window stating the computer is not accessible. Please contact administrator. Everyone is networked to the same "WORKGROUP." When the main computer is shut down and restarted, everyone can use it for a short period of time. Any advice?Click to expand...

All Windows 7 system need to be declared as a WORK network and enable Simple Print/File Sharing.

The XP system will need the same Simple Print/File Sharing.

ALL systems will need the firewall to enable Simple Print/File Sharing

The TCP setup is correct when every system can ping every other system using the IP address.

The File Sharing is correct when all systems can map a common drive (whichever you are using for shared documents) and map+open the Shared Folder.

Now once this works, you can take ONE XP & ONE Windows 7 system and enable your Antivirus software. If you start to see problems again, then it is in the Antivirus.
 

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A:Networking two computers

The basics for troubleshooting are:

1. Make sure you have the same IP scheme (e.g. 192.168.0.x).

2. Make sure you have the same Subnet Mask, Gateway, and DNS IP addresses.

3. Make sure you can ping the other computer's IP address. If this fails, just for testing, make sure you turn off XP's as well as any other firewall.

4. Make sure you can ping the other computers by name.

5. Make sure you have the same workgroup name (watch for trailing spaces)

6. For troubleshooting purposes, turn off XP's and completely uninstall any other firewall software. You can always add more complexity after you get it working.

7. With XP, make sure you have the same username and password as the person logging onto the other computers. The default setting for XP Pro is to require a password for network access.

8. More details about how to network XP can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/xp_network.htm

9. More details about how to troubleshoot TCP/IP networks can be found at:
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/networking/trouble.htm

10. Apply the registry edit to fix the browsing delay from XP to Win9x computers
http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windowsxp_tips.htm#browsing_delay.

There continues to be a lot of misinformation about needing NetBEUI or to changing the NetBIOS setting. You can ignore both. Installing NetBEUI to solve a networking problem will just mask a some underlying and potentially important misconfiguration with TCP/IP. The default NetBIOS setting usually works. If browsing is a problem, you might set it to Enabled. But do not Disable it.
 

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A:Networking 2 Win 98 computers

Try enabling file and print sharing in the network-neighborhood properties. Then go into your printer's and right click on the printer and select sharing and create the share.
Cheers,
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A:networking two computers

G'Day mrmkt,

To answer you question...YES, you can network the two computers with different operating systems...I have in fact done it in my own home using the same operating systems as you.
The way that I networked them was to wire them and create a network without an Internet Connection.
This can be done using the 'Network Setup Wizard' on the computer with Xp Home..to do this, Go into Control Panel [I use Classic View] > Network Set Up Wizard > next> next> Other; then just follow the instructions/prompts.
Just make sure that the 'workgroup' is named the same on both computers [e.g HOME or OFFICE etc.] or else the wizard will not be able to perform the networking properly.
Once you run the floppy on the other computer, reboot BOTH computers and then go into 'My Network Places' then you can view 'My Network Connections' and 'View Workgroup Computers' to see the connection icon, and the two computers.
Give it a try and post back.
Regards,
Dave T.

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my proposed solution-
i would like to somehow use the cdrom drive of the dell by networking the compaq to it
the cd rom from the dell CANNOT fit into the compaq

i am using dialup internet

both have FULLY FUNCTIONAL modems installed

thanks in advance to your reading my query and giving me a solution!

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A:networking 2 computers together

Are you wanting to change the operating system on the celeron700 with 88ram to Windows2000? If so, that may be just a bit underpowered to give anywhere near good performance.
 

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Help

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A:How I can Connect two Computers Through Networking?

cmshelper said:


Hi
Can anyone tell me please What is the Best Method of connecting two Computer Through Networking.
Thanks.Click to expand...

make sure both are in the same workgroup...
 

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A:Networking Vista and XP computers together

Do you have DSL or Cable Modem?
Do you have Router?
Do you have a switch or hub?
Do you have crossover cables?

How do you have your network setup?
Are you using wireless laptop?
Are you using wired or wireless desktop?

If you try to connect to devices together without router or switch you need a crossover cable to connect the two. Just not plain patch panel cables.
 

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A:networking three computers, 1 always has problems

post back the following for the faulty machine
{ipconfig /all}
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
We would like to see the results from ipconfig /all post back the results here
-> Start
-> (XP - enter the following in the RUN box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all
-> (Vista or Windows 7 - enter the following in the Search box)
cmd /k ipconfig /all

A black box will appear on the screen -
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy

then reply here and
control key + V to paste
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If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post results here
{Ping Tests}

Start> Run {search bar in Vista}> CMD to open a DOS window and type:

Type the following command
Ping google.com
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
Ping {plus the number thats shown against the default gateway shown in above ipconfig /all}
Post back the results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste

Type the following command
Ping 209.191.93.53
post back results
rightclick in the box
select all
enter
control key + C key - to copy
then reply here and
control key + V to paste
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{Device Manager}
Post back the results in device manager
Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager

network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here
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Download and install
If you cannot access the internet with this PC, then you will need to copy the program across to the faulty PC

http://www.xirrus.com/library/wifitools.php
Then run the program
if you get an error - You need NET Framework installed for the WiFi Inspector to function.

post a screen shot of the program running - if there are a lot of networks showing can you click on "networks" top lefthand area - so we can see all the network information, and also post which network "Adapter Name" (1st column) is yours on the list

To post a screen shot of the active window, hold the Alt key and press the PrtScn key. Open the Windows PAINT application and Paste the screen shot. You can then use PAINT to trim to suit, and save it as a JPG format file.
To upload it to the forum, open the full reply window and use the Manage Attachments button to upload it here.
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Wireless Profiles
http://mgmcc.forumotion.net/networking-tutorials-f17/removing-an-existing-wireless-profile-t109.htm
- Vista:
http://www.tp-link.com/support/showfaq.asp?id=214
- delete the wireless profiles
Start
control Panel
classic view
network and sharing center
manage wireless networks

Delete the profiles
you will then have to enter the wireless security key for any networks you connect to
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Wireless Profiles
http://mgmcc.forumotion.net/n... Read more

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A:Wireless Networking between two computers

You need to setup an ad-hoc network ojn the wireless and then setup ICS. Trust me this is going to get messy as ICS usually does get that way.

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A:Networking two computers at home.

This site will lead you through everything. I started you out on the internet sharing but you have to go to the networking section also: http://www.practicallynetworked.com/sharing/
 

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A:Networking two computers for newbie

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A:help networking 2 computers 15 minutes from each other

If you have an internet connection, the easiest way off the top of my head is using Hamachi. It's a Virtual Private Network tool.
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hi mgentry, i'm in the same stage as you and waiting for the answer to network them too. since you have cable speed, you should get a router. that way, you can get both pcs to go online and you can have them networked too. W/ a hub you can only networked them. so, in the meantime you can go get a router.

 

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A:Networking Two computers..question/s

  
Quote: Originally Posted by dragotron


Homegroup or Sharing?

Which should I do. Its my home office computers. I'd like to be able to access files between both machines. Doing this, what precautions should I make that noone can get into my system? I'm a little hesitant to share ALL files on both computers between each other. But i'd like to!

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Hi and welcome
Homegroup sharing. In homegroup you share lib's (media, docs, etc) In sharing you share contents. If there are only 2 computers on the network and it is wired, you secure is preety good.

Precautions:

Anti Virus --good one updated automatically ( iuse eset smart security which also has a built in fire wall)
If wifi you can increase security by making your router 'mac address accessable only' that will mean the only machines that can log onto your router must have the address of the network card in your machine.

Those two on wifi should be enough. Always remember the final precaution is not to click on something you don tknow.

Ken J++

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A:networking xp and window 7 computers

Go to "Control Panel\System and Security\System"
Click on "Change Settings" mid page on right side.
Computer name tab
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A:Networking printer and computers

Welcome to TSG.
If your printer is hardwaired to your "main "computer,that is the print server and,I believe, must be on for other pc's on the net to share it.

I believe that there are print servers ,and of course,wireless printers acting as their own print server,which would accomplish what you would like to have.
Just a matter of how much space you have and of,course,what you are willing to spend to get to your goal.
I'm sure others will pop on here with other ideas.

That's one of the things that is great with TSG.Many experiences and great ideas.

Also FYI,here is a link to some print servers.

http://www.newegg.com/Store/SubCategory.aspx?SubCategory=387&name=Network-Print-Servers
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/networking-printer-and-computers.822860/
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A:Qwest/msn networking 2 computers

If you have an Internet connection on both of the machines, you're 90% of the way there. No additional software/hardware required.

This TCP/IP Home Networking and File Sharing Tutorial should get you started.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/qwest-msn-networking-2-computers.656806/
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A:Problem networking two computers

Checklist for networking Windows Machines with TCP/IP
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- PCs which are not XP must have TCP/IP installed.
- Each PC must have a unique computer name.
- Each PC must have a network share defined.
- ALL NICS must be on the same subnet (e.g. IP 192.168.0.* subnet mask 255.255.255.0).
- XP PCs must have Netbios over TCP/IP enabled (only essential for XP to talk to W9X PCs).
- MS Client and file & printer sharing must be enabled on each machine.
- All NICs must have their node type = anything except p-node (peer to peer, or point-point).
* To check, open a command prompt and type IPCONFIG /ALL.
- XP's ICF firewall is permanently disabled. (Only necessary for pre XP SP2).
- All 3rd party firewalls are disabled, uninstalled and deleted (until connection is working).
- PCs have the same workgroup (helps, but not essential for XP/2K, necessary for 9X/ME).

Allow 15 mins after rebooting a PC for that PC to appear in the workgroup, or
for it to see all other PCs. Or you can search for the PC by its computer name.


Additional things to check if you still have problems:
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- Check your Services are Started on all PCs: Workstation, Server, TCP/IP Netbios helper, Computer Browser.
- XP gives access to its shares via the Net Guest Account. (Note, not the same as the local guest account in user accounts which should be off). Net Guest Account is enabled by default in XP, but to check it, open a command prompt and type: NET USER GUEST
Should return a line with 'Account active yes'.


Check XP Security policies:
--------------------------
- Access this computer from the network: add guest
- Deny logon locally: remove guest
- Network access:Sharing and security model... -> Guest only
- Deny access to this computer from the network-> check Guest is not here.

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A:Networking XP Pro + Home Computers Together

See the attachment on realblackstuff's post here.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/networking-xp-pro-home-computers-together.27854/
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A:Problems networking 50 computers

What are you connecting them to? What provides the Internet feed? Exact make/model of the modem, router, switches, and the ISP involved.
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/problems-networking-50-computers.925855/
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A:Networking 2 wireless computers

Basically follow the new wireless router instructions.
Insert CD
Then go from there.
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A:computers networking is not working

Have you tried something as simple as opening a command prompt as a administrator; and doing a ipconfig /release; then a ipconfig /renew? Try doing that and see what happens. If it doesnt do anything; or if you have tried that already; post back and we can go from there.

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A:Networking on Editing Computers

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/networking-on-editing-computers.1067760/
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File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/networking-2-vista-computers.611211/
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A:Problem Networking Two Computers

Try this and see if it works. How can I share any files on my network ?
Also, try this, run command prompt in admin mode,
sc.exe config lanmanworkstation depend= bowser/mrxsmb10/nsi
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A:networking 2 computers xp 64 sp2 issues

I have fixed the problem,
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hope this will help someone else.

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Cheers!
 

A:Trouble networking two computers

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/trouble-networking-two-computers.642401/
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A:networking computers (For games)

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/networking-computers-for-games.381946/
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A:Networking 2 home computers

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A:networking two computers with crossover or router

what os are you using
xp has a wizard setup tool
static config the nic cards
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A:Mshome networking not working on all computers.

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/mshome-networking-not-working-on-all-computers.613924/
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A:networking and sharing between two computers issue

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Ridgerunner


I have a brand new Alienware desktop with Win7 home. Hooked to it is a netgear router. Upstairs I have a 2-yr old Dell Studio 15 running Win7 Pro. I have designated shared folders on each computer. When I open the Network library? on each computer both machines show up. I can look into the Studio and grab files from shared folders but not the other way around; I get an error message saying I need administrator permission. Both machines show the same password for the network but I have disabled password required network sharing. This has to be simple. I need to be able to swap files back and forth between them and could do so freely and simply when I had an older XP machine downstairs. I am the owner of both machines and the only one using them. I have no trouble getting on the internet from the Studio upstairs.

Help would be much appreciated. I see some similar threads have come up below. I will look a these...


You didn't mention if you set up a Homegroup between those two Windows 7 machines or not?

Setting up a Homegroup would ease up the file restrictions although you still need to ensure that the C:>Users folder is shared out with Everyone through the Sharing tab.

Homegroup - Create

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A:Problems Networking two Win7 Computers

Hi hwp,

Did you setup a Homegroup?
Home sweet homegroup: Networking the easy way in Windows 7

If you have a Security or Firewall Software, pls. disable it for now. If you are using Windows built-in Firewall, make sure to exclude File and Printer sharing.

In addition to the link please create the same UserName and Password on both computers.

Alternatively, try accessing the shared folder od Drive this way:
Click on the Windows Orb, type \\ComputerName\SharedFolderName press enter, also the Computer Name can be replaced by an IP Address.

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