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Windows Vista and XP Network problem

By everhart91 ·
I just got a laptop using Vista and am having trouble seeing the XP Computer on the network. I have temp disconnected the firewalls. I can see and access the vista computer from the XP. I don't see the XP on the Vista Machine. If I map the network drive it is there but dose not show up on view computers and devices. I have tried everything I could find on the net. Installed the hotfix for XP service pak 3. Any suggestions?

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I have heard/scene this issue....

by ---TK--- In reply to Windows Vista and XP Netw ...

But I never really investigated it... I had the same issue, I just created shortcuts on the desktop... \\Machine_Name\ ... this will show you all the shares on the machine. It doesn't fix the problem, but it is a work around.

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LLTD Responder ?

by Jacky Howe In reply to Windows Vista and XP Netw ...

Download the LLTD Responder for XP from Microsoft?s website.
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http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=4f01a31d-ee46-481e-ba11-37f485fa34ea&DisplayLang=en
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<i>Keep us informed as to your progress if you require further assistance.
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You need to run the Home Network Wizard on the XP machine

by wanttocancel In reply to Windows Vista and XP Netw ...

That will allow you to set up File and Printer Sharing and will allow the Vista machine to see and access the XP machine. Now if you want to access/see the Vista machine on the XP machine you need to enable Public Folder Sharing along with File and Printer Sharing (if you want to share a printer).

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