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I can share laptop's files when it's signed on 5G, not 2.5G channel.

Question: I can share laptop's files when it's signed on 5G, not 2.5G channel.

When I sign on my Windows 7 Pro laptop to the 5G channel of my Netgear R7000 router my cabled desktop PC can access its files. But not when I switch the laptop to the 2.5G channel. The laptop can access the internet through either channel.

Why the difference and how can I fix it?

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Preferred Solution: I can share laptop's files when it's signed on 5G, not 2.5G channel.

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Answer: I can share laptop's files when it's signed on 5G, not 2.5G channel.

Check the drivers Advanced option settings on your PC and laptop.
Depending on the driver some can use both, (2.4 & 5) others cant.


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OneDrive on my laptop is showing that I am not signed in. I have verified that I am signed into my Microsoft account, and I can access OneDrive online and on my phone.

Answer:Why is OneDrive on my laptop showing as not signed in when I am signed in on all other devices?

I'm not 100% sure, but I believe you might have to sign in separately on your laptop for it.

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I am having a problem with network share

I am unable to browse network share of another computer if I signed into Microsoft account

If I sign into a local account, then I can browse another computer network share folders.

How to fix this?

Answer:Unable to browse network share if signed into Microsoft account


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I am having a problem with network share

I am unable to browse network share of another computer if I signed into Microsoft account

If I sign into a local account, then I can browse another computer network share folders.

How to fix this?

Answer:Unable to browse network share if signed into Microsoft account


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I have an older laptop (LapNote Win95) and an HP 6350 (win 98). I would like to share files between them. Is there an easy way. Do you know a how to site?

Thanks from a "new to networking" guy.

Answer:share files laptop to pc

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I have a Windows XP and just bought Vista laptop and have installed Linksys, the laptop is hooked to my pc but I cannot find the laptop When I go to microsoft network it says I have mshome and workgroup. mshome says only home computer there and workgroup says im not authorized to access. The laptop connects to the wireless but I want to send pictures and videos to the laptop. The laptop also has the connection to the pc. Have I connected the laptop wrong or do I need to set something up with the pc Thanks (Lost in pc land)

Answer:cant share files with new laptop

By default XP uses MSHOME and Vista Uses WORKGROUP as their respective network names. On the XP machine go to control panel and run the network wizard. Change the network name to workgroup and make sure File & Printer sharing is on.In the Vista machine go to Network and Sharing Centre from Control Panel. Under Sharing and Discovery you`ll need to switch most of the options to On.You also need to have passwords set for all user accounts on both machines. Reboot both machines and look in the workgroup network.

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I have a W8.1 PC connected to a Wireless modem by Ethernet cable, and a W7 Laptop connected by wireless to the
same modem.

I have a lot of stuff on my Laptop that I want to transfer (sometimes up to 200GB) to my PC, until now I have
copied the data to a USB, 30GB at a time then copied it top my PC.

This is painful and I want to copy it over the Network or from a shared folder.

I have looked on the net but all the instructions are vague and mention places I do not have, for example instructions say to go to the Public folder, there is no Public folder on either unit.

Is there a definitive guide for setting up a Network between a W8.1 PC and a W7 Laptop.



Answer:How to Share files or Network a W8.1 PC to a W7 Laptop

Try out homegroup: HomeGroup from start to finish - Windows Help - click next to continue (tutorial).

I could show you how to share a folder, or use the public folders, but that can be a bit more tricky. But only slightly so. If the above doesn't work for you, try locating the public folder via this link: How to Share Folders in the Windows 8.1 Public Folder - For Dummies (dummies is an instructional help, and does not imply how I feel about you or anyone else).

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i have 2 laptop that i need network it?

First laptop lenovo y460 and second dell 5110

first connect with a LAN Cabel. then i goto Local Area Network both laptop and set ip lenovo= ip
getway =
subnet mask

dell = ip
getway =
subnet mask

i goto change advanced sharing setting: (in both laptop)

Turn on Network Discovery
Turn on file and printer sharing
turn off password protection

but i can goto to another laptop is't name computer alfa1 . i goto run \\alfa1

but don't access to it! Also i'm a administartor

My OS is Windows 7 home premium and another system Windows 7 Ultimate

Answer:How network 2 laptop both and share files?


Do you have a Homegroup setup in your network? If you do please verify your current setup with this Tutorial.
Home sweet homegroup: Networking the easy way in Windows 7

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My wife wants to connect her laptop to her new business associate's laptop, so that they can share files. The machines can be hard-wired, ie it doesn't need to be wireless access. An alternative may be for my wife to invest extra and have a server that they both connect to, ie a third PC. What method is simplest for each option? Please (!)

Answer:Connecting 2 laptop PC's to share files

The easiest way is to connect using ethernet cross over cables.note they must be connected by cross over cables, not straight forward connecting cables.These are available very cheaply, and allows you to set up a cable network between the two laptops.assuming of course you have ethernet sockets on each machine, which is normal

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My Desktop motherboard has Dual LAN ports. I'd like to connect my Laptop to the second LAN port on the Desktop, so I can transfer some large files to the Laptop.

Both machines are running Windows 7.

How do I go about doing this?

Thanks for any tips!

Answer:Dual LAN - How do I share files with my laptop?

Plug in a network cable, assign IPs, set up sharing, and copy/paste?

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I hope this is the correct place to post this. I have a laptop that the second dvd/cd drive went bad in. Dell wants me to send it to them to fix it this time since there is obviously something not right. However, I have a ton of pictures of my son on here and of my new house that I have already deleted off the camera. I am not willing to lose these pics , and I am sure Dell will do a reinstall of windows since they said they probably might have to.
What I would please like to know is there anyway to hook this up to my desktop computer and copy the files on the laptop that I need to the deasktop? Or is there any way else of copying these files?

Answer:share files from laptop to desktop???

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I have a Linksys WAG160N Router-Modem-Wifi and three HP compters, a hard wired HP Desktop (Vista), a wifi-connected Laptop (XP) and a wifi-connected Netbook (XP). All three share the DSL internet connection and share a printer without problem. In addition, the Laptop can easily access, read, write and save all files on the Desktop and vice versa.

However, the Netbook did once (briefly) but now is totally unable to share files stored on the Desktop . I have tried ipconfig, ping and Fing-Overlook-Netstuff tools without sucess. Indeed the Netbook cannot even identify the presence of the Desktop. I have used ipconfig/release, ipconfig/renew then I assigned FIXED IP addresses. I have run EnumProcess to check that there is no Firewall on my Netbook, hindering sharing and I have contacted HP Chat and have tried whatever I can think of but all without success.

From the attached, I see that the

sharing laptop has IP Routing ENABLED-NO whilst the Non-Sharing Netbook has IP Routing ENABLED-Yes. As both the Laptop and Netbook have FIXED IP addresses, I wonder if this is irrelevant.

In the Wireless Connection Properties on both the Laptop and the Netbook, I see "Microsoft TCP/IP version 6" showing in the box headed "This connection uses the following items" but in both cases, the specific properties are greyed out, maybe implying that Microsoft TCP/IP version 6 is not actually installed. Would loading v6 help me, if a disabled Internet protocol (TCP... Read more

Answer:Why will my laptop share files but Netbook won't ?

Sorry - I am unable to overcome file type / size limitations to provide a readable attachment.

So can I ask - how can I delete ALL the existing Router, Wireless and Network connections from all PCs and start afresh ?

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Hi guys, i have bee around these forums alot learning so much. hopefully someone will be able to help me out. here is my setup. i have a xp pro desktop connected to a netgear wireless router that serves up to a dell vista home premium machine. i was setting this up and was able to set up sharing both ways. i then installed all the printer software and try the vista add a priniter through wireleess way and i cant get it to communicate. can anyone help me knowing that i can do file sharing but no printing.? thanks guys

Answer:Can Share Files But Cant Print From Laptop

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I have a Toshiba Win 7 laptop and a custom-built (JNCS) XP desktop. Both access the Internet thru a D-Link router. I would like to be able to access the working files on each computer from the other. I have changed the workgroup name on my Win 7 laptop to the same name as the workgroup on my XP desktop. I have gone thru the instructions Microsoft gives you, but they are FAR from clear because things don't happen or choices are not available that they reference.

So can anyone give me a primer on setting up file sharing between these two computers?

Answer:Solved: Cannot share files between Win 7 laptop and XP desktop

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mine lumia 520 phone unable to share photos over bluetooth to my laptop instead my phone saying this device support sharing over bluetooth can anyone help me out win 10 when it is available for lumia 520

Answer:How do I get my Lumia 520 to share files over Bluetooth to my laptop?

Originally Posted by ganga rapu mine lumia 520 phone unable to share photos over bluetooth to my laptop instead my phone saying this device support sharing over bluetooth can anyone help me out win 10 when it is available for lumia 520 I don't really understand the first part of your question.
Do you want to send pictures from your phone to your computer?
Or do you want to see a picture, which is stored on your computer, on your phone using bluetooth .
The answer about windows 10 preview for the 520 is. As soon as Microsoft releases it for the 520 and only Microsoft knows when.

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Hi All,
Can someone advise me in simple terms how I can share or I guess the correct terminology might be keep in sync files between a wireless laptop and a non-wireless desktop (it is hooked up directly to a cable modem). The laptop is used through the day updating a client database and I wish to work on my desktop at night with that same database file, and then update the laptop as well. Is there a free utility program or a simple method that is not too complex that would do this?

Thanks in advance for any assistance.

p.s. both PCs have Windows XP Pro

Answer:How to easily share files between laptop and desktop

You need a wireless router I would guess, since you have only a cable modem. You could also connect with a cable to a wired router. How about some make/model numbers for the modem and any other network equipment.

I'll also move this to networking...

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I have a broadband connection through a cable modem and have recently bought a Linksys router to connect both PC and Laptop to broadband using a Ethernet cable. This is working fine but could someone tell me (in idiot proof language and words of one sylable) how to go about setting up the PC, Laptop and router so that I can share files and printers? In other words, a network! I seem to be alright on some computing subjects but networks terrify me! I can't seem to get my head around how the PC, Laptop and router interact together so any help on the subject would be very much appreciated.ThanksMargarita

Answer:Configuring PC and Laptop to share files and print


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I have a desktop wired into my LAN. We also have a router for our two laptops. I've shared files between two laptops on a wireless network, but I can't seem to get my desktop on there. I changed the workgroup name to WORKGROUP to match my laptops, but neither my laptop or desktop is appearing on my network places of the opposite computer.

Answer:Share files between wireless laptop and wired LAN desktop

Is the desktop set to "turn on network discovery"? Is there any firewall that is blocking it?

I do it flawlessly between the 5 computers and 3 laptops in this house.

Compare the network options on your desktop and your laptop.

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I am an amateut musician.

I want to record on my laptop. and then mixdown on my desktop.

I thought it was a bright idea, and a no-brainer to network, and to share files.

I thought it was something that would not be a big deal and that I could set-up myself.

I have been told: it is very difficult. it is a terrible idea. I've never seen a homegroup work. ever.
you need a phd in physics to get it set up. it will take a very very long time to set up.

my room is set up with my rackgear (compressors, pre-amps....) on one side of the room and my desktop on the other.
I was so happy when I thought of the idea of setting up a network.

I have been reading for a couple days now.
and now I am looking for thoughts from you folks.

is it a bad idea? is it that hard to set up.
I have read of people setting up networks and having lots of problems.

I just skimmed the tutorial here. it does not lokk too bad at all.

(I actually tried it several months ago. it did not work. at all. but things are different now. I know a little more for one thing.)

note: I have windows 7 64 bit, professional on the desktop, home premium on the laptop. 8GB ram i7 on the desktop, 6GB ram i5 on the laptop.

any comments or advice welcome.

thanks alot,

Answer:record on laptop, mixdown on desk...share files

Follow this (courtesy of Brink).... it is not too difficult to do.

Good luck.

Homegroup - Add Computer or Join

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Hi all,


1.WinXP w/SP2 Home PC with printer attached, no workgroup or domain, no account sign-on required; internet access via Router.

2. Work laptop with access to company domain, also WinXP with SP2.

At home I connect the work laptop to my home router, untick the proxy setting, and I have access to the internet and via VPN to the work domain.

What I want to do is:
a. print to my home printer from my work laptop.
b. exchange files between my home PC and work laptop.

but I cannot make any changes to the laptop as I do not want to loose the domain account.
What do I have to change on my home pc so that it can share the printer and be seen by the laptop? and the laptop be connected to the VPN at the same time?

advice welcomed please?

many thanks

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I have a Lumia 810 and a Dell Inspiron laptop running Windows 8.1 and I would like to be able to transfer music and photos between them wirelessly. When I pair my phone to my laptop using Bluetooth they connect for a few seconds and then disconnect. I have read several forum posts that say this is normal as the WP is not designed to "stay connected" to devices like a laptop or tablet. This blows my mind because I thought that was the whole point of Microsoft's "one OS across multiple devices" strategy, but I digress. So I try just sending individual files but even this does not work! Going from the phone to the laptop I get "The device you're trying to send to doesn't support sharing over Bluetooth." This is after I have gone into "Bluetooth Settings" on the laptop and enabled sharing:
Going from the laptop to the phone (right-click file, Send to -> Bluetooth, select Windows Phone -> Finish) I get:
What am I doing wrong? Why is this so difficult to do with devices that are supposedly made to be compatible? My enthusiasm for WP and and Windows in general is currently at an all time low so any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

Answer:Unable to share files via Bluetooth between Lumia 810 and Dell laptop

Please see the following thread:

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Hi All,
I need some help connecting my desktop and laptop for file sharing either Wired or Wirelessly.
Desktop - Win Xp
Laptop - Win Vista Ultimate 64-bit

My desktop is connected to my wireless router - Linksys WRT54g, which is in turn connected to my DSL router - Huawei SmartAX MT841.

I just got my laptop newly and i want to move some of my files on the desktop to the laptop. I need step-by-step instructions as to how to get this done either wired or wirelessly whichever you think is more effective.

Hope someone can give me a speedy solution!

Thanks a lot in advance,

Vasudev Masur.

Answer:How to share files? - Win Xp Desktop&Win Vista Ultimate 64-bit Laptop[Wired/Wireless]

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I have setup the belkin wireless G+ MIMO router and both computers (PC Compaq Presario SR5085AN and Laptop Compaq Presario 2100) and I have access to the internet from both computers, but try as I might I cannot get the two of them to talk to each other please help

Answer:Share files xp home laptop (wireless) to PC Vista (Wired) via Belkin router

Turn off any firewalls for debugging. If the firewall is the problem, you'll have to configure it to allow access to "trusted zone" addresses. Note that some firewalls must be completely uninstalled to stop them from affecting your networking.

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD to open a command prompt.

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following commands:

PING each remote computer by IP address, and if successful, PING by name. Open a command prompt as described above and type.

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

<ip address> - is the x.x.x.x IP address
<computer name> - is the computer name

A failure to PING is almost always a firewall configuration issue. Any failure to PING needs to be corrected before you go any farther.

Note: You can obtain the IP address and computer name of a computer by opening a command prompt (DOS window) and typing IPCONFIG /ALL. This should work for any Windows version. The IPCONFIG /ALL display will provide a wealth of useful information for debugging your network connection.

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper

Note: You can check the services in Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Services.

All of these services should be started, and their startup type should be automatic.

All compu... Read more

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I have NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT with which I have had some driver issues. While checking the Driver details in Device Manager I noticed that some Driver files are not digitally signed. These are: C:\Windows\System32\nvcpl.cplC:\Windows\System32\nvcplui.exeC:\Windows\System32\nvcpluir.dllC:\Windows\System32\nvexpbar.dllCould this be causing problems with my drivers?

Answer:Driver files not digitally signed

It is my view that you should always download drivers form the Manufacturers website. To update your current drivers go hereclick here

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Here's the problem, I'm building my new PC as we speak and I bought this mammoth cpu cooler (which while I knew it would be big I didn't read any reviews stating it covers a memory slot) which fully covers up my first ram slot and the heat spreader is too tall on the memory to try and weasel it in there. The Gigabyte's instructions tell me that there are two "dual channels" one using 1 and 3 and the other using 2 and 4. I installed the RAM into 2 and 4 because there is no other way for it to work. Is there any reason I wouldn't get the same performance out of slots 2 and 4 as opposed to 1 and 3?

Answer:Solved: Can dual channel memory be installed in channel 1 rather than channel 0?

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They say too much knowledge can be a dangerous thing. I'm probably living proof of that.. someone told me how to run a Microsoft diagnostic that shows which system files do not contain digital signatures. According to the scan, 35 of my files are suspect. Should I be concerned about this? I religiously scan for viruses, spyware and rootkits using three different apps for each. Everything is supposed to be okay. Here is the list of unsigned system files:

Microsoft Signature Verification

Log file generated on 8/18/2007 at 4:27 PM
OS Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2
Scan Results: Unsigned: 35

File Modified Version
--------------- --------- -----------
dxmasf.dll 8/22/2006
mfc40u.dll 11/1/2006
mxdwdrv.dll 3/22/2007 0.3.6000.0
mxdwdui.dll 3/22/2007 0.3.6000.16438
mxdwdui.gpd 8/31/2006 None
mxdwdui.ini 4/21/2006 None
nv4_disp.dll 4/19/2007
nv4_mini.sys 4/19/2007
nvapi.dll 4/19/2007
nvcpl.hlp 4/19/2007 None
nvcod.dll 4/19/2007
nvcodins.dll 4/19/2007
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Answer:[SOLVED] System Files Not Digitally Signed

Hi TomGab and welcome to TSf !

You don't have to worry about system files that are not digitally signed, it only means microsoft hasn't run extensive tests on them. The file owner (nvidia for most of your nvxxx.dll files for instance) will have tested them to make sure they would work fine with XP so you shouldn't have any problem.

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The shared folders on my main pc are no longer shared when I log on to my wireless networked laptop. It workded fine and now when I switch the laptop on (desktop main pc) my share i.e. hand beneath folder disapears and when I try to share the folders again am told not switched on. Switch off laptop reboot pc and shared once again but no good when no one allowed to share with them

Answer:share folders lose share when log on to laptop

Check your firewall setting are set to allow the share.

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I'm at my wits end. Anyone who can help would be my hero.

Acer 5253 laptop, Win7 Home Premium 64bit SP1, AMD C-50.

Trying to use a USB mouse. I have 3 logitech mice. None work because hidclass.sys and hidusb.sys are not digitally signed. If I f8 and disable driver signing enforcement, all 3 mice work, so I'm pretty certain that's the issue.

Tried "Update Driver" via device manager. Windows determined that I already had the best driver and wouldn't do anything.

Logitech does not furnish drivers for Win7. They rely on the native drivers.

Acer does not furnish mouse drivers. They refer you to the manufacturer of the mouse.

Tried copying the files in question from a 64bit machine that showed them to be digitally signed. Renamed the ones on my machine and pasted the ones from the "good" machine. Resolved nothing.

chkdsk /r found problems and repaired them. Didn't help.

sfc /scannow found problems that it could not resolve. Looked in CBS.log and found no references to either of the sys files in question. No resolution.

System Restore only had one restore point, and it was from 2 days ago. Problem was already noticed by then. I suspect that it's been this way since I purchased the laptop a couple of months ago anyway, but if there had been a restore point back at the very beginning, I'd have tried that.

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Answer:Windows mouse driver files not digitally signed


Obviously many more problems than just the mouse driver.

You can use earlier drivers (ie from vista, or even XP) if you install them in compatibility mode
[right click the installer>properties>compatibility>chose OS]

The other system problems need a repair install.

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Hi, I have a simple network at home that consists of 2 PCs connected via a crossover cable. They are both running Windows XP Pro. I ran the network wizard on both machines and can share the internet connection fine. However neither computer can share files with the other or share the printer.

When I set folders to ?share this folder on the network? the folder is not visible on the other computer. Both computers have IP addresses set, however neither computer is able to ping the other.

When Computer.A (host of the internet connection) goes to Start -> My Network Places -> ?view workgroup computers? all that shows up in the list is Computer.A.

However if I try to go to ?view workgroup computers? on Computer.B I get the following error message:

?Mshome is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator etc.
The list of servers for this workgroup is not currently available?

I have searched the forums and found various steps that I have tried, but I still am not able to get this to work. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Answer:Can share internet but can't share files

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot!

The quickest fix is a router/hub rather than peer to peer cable.
Do you have file and print sharing turned on?
Try setting up network wizard to something other than "MSHOME"
You might have only internet sharing turned on.
Did you create the files for network or just "finish network setup",
in the wizard?

This has helped me by setting guest password.

spike said:

Protect your guest account - The guest account can be used by hackers and/or malware to gain greater access to your machine, even when turned off. The guest account can't be removed. However, you can disable it, but this can affect the functionality of your computer. Instead, what you can do, and what you probably should do, is put a strong password on it, and then leave it safely turned off. You do this by opening a command window (start -> run -> type "cmd" and press enter). at the command prompt, type net user guest <password> (where <password> is your chosen password, being something you can remember). After hitting the enter key, the guest account will be password protected. If your machine is networked and authenticating as guest, then you'll need this password to access network shares - if you tell it to remeber the password, it will only ask the once.Click to expand...


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hi, i searched but couldt find nothing specific about the topic... I have to computers conected thru a crossover cable and i can share files and i see the other computer on the network, but the one that doesnt connect to the ISP directly wont have internet, it is dial up internet and i have the tcp/ip adresses to 192.168 ... or whatever it is that i cant remember right now that you are supposed to use, i couldnt get it so i ran the assistant and then it is supposed to have internet because i can see it connected to the isp from the laptop but then im not able to connnect to the internet and i dont remeber where but i found an option where http and https where disabled, so i enabled them and tried to surf and i couldnt first i tought that was the problem but it didnt work, anyone has any suggestions??

Answer:can share files but cant share internet

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Win 8 seems to have made it more difficult not easier! I can't make heads or tails out of the instructions to create a network that will allow access to files back and forth between my Win 8 Desktop and my XP driven LapTop. Would you direct me to a simple step by step process describing how to do what I am trying to accomplish?

Answer:How to share files on Desktop running Win 8 from Laptop running XP

Short description for Windows 7 and 8 file and printer sharing:

Go into the Network and Sharing Center from the Control Panel or from the Network icon in the Notification Area. Your network must be designated 'Private' (or 'Home' or 'Work'). Click on Change advanced sharing settings. In the Private or Home or Work section you can configure File and printer sharing, Public folder sharing, and Password protected sharing.

You may want to change the Workgroup name. To check it or change it right click on "Computer" and select "Properties."

You must uninstall or properly configure any non-windows firewall (security suite).

A wizard way to enable file and printer sharing on XP:

Run the Network Setup wizard (found in Control Panel of XP). Tell it each of your computers connects to the internet via "residential gateway" and that you want to enable file and printer sharing. Create a disk at the end only if you have a PC with Windows ME or Windows older than ME.

Windows XP firewall (if SP2 or SP3) will be properly configured by the wizard (but make sure it is not set to &#8220;No Exceptions&#8221. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on each machine. Unique computer names and same workgroup, of course.

The Shared Documents folder is automatically shared. Any other folders (or drives) or printers you want to share, just right click on them and sharing ... . When sharing a printer, acce... Read more

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I am not able to share files through share it? Why?

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I searched the forums for this issue but found nothing. Hopefully someone can help.

Whenever I have my Dell Inspiron 4150 in the same room (15' or less) as my Advent HDTV (w/o the HDTV hooked up, connected to non-digital cable), the TV channel eventually changes to channel 3. After returning to the desired channel, within a few minutes the channel changes back to 3.

I'm pretty sure this has something to do w/the TV b/c I do not have these issues w/the 2 other TVs in the house. Any ideas why this is happening and is there anything I can do to prevent this? Thanks in advance for any help offered!

Answer:Laptop changes TV channel!

Wild guess here. Maybe the laptop is sending something out of its infared port that is affecting the TVs remote input. You can try turning the port off in the laptops bios to see if that fixes things. BOL

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When i had windows XP installed, i never had trouble tranfering from one network share to another... I would at least get roughtly 25MBs.. but with Vista (32 & 64) and Windows 7, transfering between network shares is super slow.. could takes days sometimes...

is this happening to other people??

Answer:vista: Network Share to Local = ~50MB/s | Share to Share = 1MB/s.. Huh?

I believe, this is also caused when I have to transfer files from my ipod. that it has to cache on my computer, and then transfer to the network share / computer, this is my theory, I never tested it ofc, maybe someone with more knowledge could help.

it's like unpacking a rar into a network share.

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I downloaded a video file (rmvb file), it has two sound channels in two different languagesIn the past versions of WMP, I could look it up in the menu and find audio channel selection or something, and I can listen to that channel from 2 speakersbut now I can't do that anymore, I need to drag the balance to the left to listen to the channel I want to listen to... leaving the right speaker with no sound at allIs there any chance that I can fix this problem without finding previous WMP versions?I used RealPlayer to play it too, but to no avail, I can't find that optionThanks

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on WRT54GL running ddwrt.

So I was using inSSSIDer to find a channel that's not too crowded in my neighbourhood.
Saw channel 14 with no other network on there, so went to my router and changed the channel to 14 - 2.484 Ghz.

It's weird, everything else connects (my iPhone, my other WRT54G devices used as clients for other PCs in the house), but my new HP DV7 laptop won't connect. At all.

The highest channel it seems it will conenct to is channel 11.

Anyone has an idea why? Is there a setting I can modify on the Broadcom 43224AG adapter (a/b/g/draft-n) in my laptop?


Answer:HP DV7 laptop won't connect to channel 14

Have it setup so when inrange it automatically try and connect? If so you might want to change the network profile settings.

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Hi im considering upgrading my RAM as by my signature says i have 512MB DDR266 PC2100 running on single channel i am considering upgrading to 1GB DDR400 PC3200 kit and running in dual channel and wondered if i would see a great increase in performance especially playing Doom 3

Thanks for any replies

Answer:Will Upgrading From DDR266 Single Channel to Dual Channel DDR400 Boost Doom 3

I think that the difference would definitely be noticeable, but not huge.

Getting 1GB instead of 512MB mostly helps with level load times, and a little with the actual gameplay.

Getting PC3200 will speed level loads and gameplay up a bit as well.

I think the difference will be worth it, but dont expect your mind to be blown by a whole new computer feel

As for dual channel, I doubt you would even notice a difference. DC barely increases system performance (1%-5%). Still worth it, though, considering how easy it is to enable it (2 sticks of similar RAM).

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Hey everyone

I got a bit of a problem here, and I'm at a loss on what to do to fix it.

Some background about the situation would be a good place to start. A few days ago I came home from work and found my PC in a "lights are on, but no one's home" state. The power button was lit up and the fans were in motion, but the monitors were in power saver mode, not the normal on state with the blank screen saver. I tried moving the mouse, mashing on the keyboard but nothing happened. So I reset the machine and it just went to a blank screen, no beeps, or messages, just the same ole lights on no ones home deal again.

Now before this I had been having memory problems, with blue screens saying "memory management" and "IRQL not less than or equal". So I thought it might be a bad strip of ram, and even bought two more strips to replace the ones I had removed. In the process of testing each strip I discovered that one was bad. (That was not the fix by the way)

After putting in the new ram in for a total of 8GB's of ram (figured if I'm gonna buy new ram might as well increase the total amount) it booted up and no more blue screens after loading into windows, YaY it was fixed or so I thought. A few weeks later the above incident occurred and the only way to get the PC to boot up was to pull two strips of the ram and insert the remaining strips into slots 1 and 3 for a single channel configuration. Didn't matter which set of ram I used, ju... Read more

Answer:Dual Channel Suddenly Stopped Working, Only Single Channel Remains

Britton, go to the asus site for your motherboard. Download and install the latest drivers. Download a copy of your manual and review the bios settings. If need be manually input the correct timings for your ram. Also make sure to follow the ram installation documentation for which slots to use to enable dual channel.

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My spec is in my profile, but I will also list it here.... I just noticed today that my RAM was running Single Channel mode, so I thought I would change it to Dual Channel mode... so I did.

It completes the Windows XP loading screen, then reboots... constantly, until I change it back to Single Channel mode.

Is there something wrong with my RAM? or is it the motherboard? or my PSU not giving the mobo enough power? I dont have every power cable plugged in, I have a 20 pin ATX power in the 24 pin plug, and the 4 pin ATX power plug and a 4 pin molex cable plugged into the motherboard. Could this not be giving it enough power?
Many thanks, system spec =

AMD Athlon 64 4000+
DFI Lanparty UT nF4 Ultra-D
2 x 512mb Crucial Ballistix PC3200 DDR400
Connect 3D X1800XT 256Mb
2 HDD's etc.
Antec TrueBlue 480W PSU.

Answer:System reboots constantly, when I change my RAM from Single Channel to Dual Channel

Check your mobo manual, to see in which slots you need to put memory sticks to make it work in Dual Channel mode.
AFAIK you need 1 each of the same size/type in slots 1 and 3 (yellow) for DC.

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So, I'm thinking about upgrading my system to a socket 939 MB for the athlon 64 cpu, but the mb specs says it uses dual channel memory. Is this just two like memory sticks used on the mb? I have a 1gb pc400 memory stick. So, if I wanted to get the 939 mb all I would have to do is get another 1gb pc400 stick (does it have to be the same maker?) to use them both in the mb and there by being dual channel?

Answer:Probably a dumb question but single channel and dual channel memory, how do you tell?

Re: Probably a dumb question but single channel and dual channel memory, how do you t

means that it supports dual channel memory i'm pretty sure, you dont have to have them filled... but more ram is always a good thing if you were planning to buy another 1gb stick anyway =)

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I'm trying to decide what would give better performance, Dual Channeled 2x256 DDR400...or Single Channeled 2x256 DDR400 and 512 DDR2100 totalling 1gb RAM. I don't seem to notice much of a difference so far, but I haven't tried much. I figured I'd ask the pros at techspot for advice. :grinthumb

Answer:Dual Channel 2x256 DDR400 or Single Channel 1gb Mixed DDR RAM

& we are supposed to get your system specs how ? You could be using that Ram on a 600mhz Celeron for all we know.

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Single channel Nforce2 400 dethrones its dual channel stablemate

" ... ENTHUSIAST SITE discovered this unexpected anomaly, which could have far reaching Socket-A repercussions.

Soltek's bottom dollar SL-NV400-64 motherboard, which is based on the single channel nForce2 400 chipset, is the cause of all this news. What is amazing is that it beat Asus' dual channel flagship product - the A7N8X Deluxe, in the majority of benchmarks. Ryan Shrout, the reviewer, who put Soltek's motherboard through its paces, suggests that its performance lead in UT 2K3 is down to the additional overhead that a dual channel system board has to deal with. Looking at the rest of the results, I would apply that comment as a general across the board statement.

Soltek's motherboard retails at a new egg price of $76 - the version without LAN will apparently be sold for under $70. Asustek's $130 flagship adds an additional $54, which would buy you a Thoroughbred 1700+ and its cooling kit. Will this more for less attribute drive more enthusiasts to buy Soltek's better performing solution?

Soltek's overall performance lead is not earth shattering, but like everything else in this industry, perception is everything. Of the 14 benchmarks that were run, Soltek's board won 11 of them, drew 2, and lost only one. For the record:

Quake 3: Evenly matched results
UT 2K3: 5.5 to 11.1% lead
3D Mark 2K1: Wins by a nose
PC Mark... Read more

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Hello, I bought this laptop 2 months ago. I just shifted therefore I left the documentation in UK. I occasionally play games however my integrated r6 graphics is not supporting up to my expapectation. I just want to know does my laptop support dual channel memory? I checked it out with cpu-z and it says 1 8gb single channel ram it contains. I checked it with priform speccy as well and it says I got 2 slots for ram. I just want to know can I upgrade it to dual channel memory?

Answer:Does My Laptop Support Dual Channel RAM

Hi: In order to run in dual channel mode, memory has to be installed in matched pairs. So, if you only have 1 x 8 GB memory module, it is running in SDR mode. You would need to have 2 x 8 GB modules installed to run in DDR mode. All memory made in at least the last 10 years is capable of running in DDR mode, but you need matched pairs. So your 8 GB chip is a DDR chip which is lonely, and it needs an 8 GB partner of the same specifications in order to run in DDR mode. I suggest you check the service manual for memory upgrade understanding is it is very hard to get to the memory in that PC.

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The specifications for my laptop says it has 1 additional ram expansion slot

if I choose to install a memory stick in there, will it work in dual chanel with the existing ram?

and, aside from having the ability to open tons of web browsing tabs, what are the benefits of having more ram or running it in dual channel?

Answer:Can my laptop RAM run in dual channel mode?

As you said, you will be able to load more programs into ram, and also ram will work faster, but i doubt that you will see any performance increase without very specific tests, as ram is not the slowest part of pc anyway. But its worth increasing amount of ram - personaly i use newest dev version of chrome, and it sucks sooo much, i open 5-6 tabs and i run out of memory already - no other programs are running, my pc has 4 gb ram, so i feel like having 32mb of ram in 1990's .... As for dual channel support, you should check if your laptop model supports it, but i would say it must support it, as i have another low class laptop, it is 5+ years old, and even it supports dual channel ram, so i would say that almost every laptop should support it.

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when i plug in my phones i only get one channel, this is a nightmare its a laptop and i think its the socket for the phones because i think the speakers work ok (but are useless for listening to music!)i have tried various phones, are there any quick fix ideas please?regardsdave

Answer:laptop has lost one sound channel!!

and when pluggin i the headphones you have does it filt flush into the socket being firm though gentleWhich windows and which Laptop make/model please

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Hi i have a toshiba sat pro L300 12-H latop with 1GB hynix korea 03 2r x 16 pc2 5300s-555-12 ram. i scanned on the crucial website and it told me for optimal performance i should install more ram which is exactly the same since it supports dual channel memory. My max capacity is 2GB. now my question is ive found some RAM on ebay which is hynix korea 08 1GB 2r x 8 pc2 5300s-555-12 ram. so its the same size and same speed i.e pc5300 ( i think?), however its 2r x 8 and my current ram is 2r x 16. i dont know what this means? is this ram ok to install in my laptop and is it identical to my current ram so that it supports dual channel optimal performance? immediate help would be much appreciated guys. thank you

Answer:Help laptop dual channel ram upgrade

bump anyone?

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I was wondering if it was possible to share a connection from my laptop that has a LAN card and a wireless card, so another laptop can get wireless acess from my computer when its connected to a LAN.

Are there any tutorials out there that will guide me through this?

I am using Windows XP.


Answer:share wireless connection from laptop to allow other laptop access

With XP its pretty easy. Just set up "Internet connection sharing" By the sound of it, you should config your laptop to use the internet. With the wireless card, right-click it, go to properties, go to advanced, check the option for sharing the connection.

Configure the other card to ad-hoc to your laptop to connect to your laptop via wireless and you should have an internet connection.

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Hi guys,
I want to purchase more ram sticks for my desktop. It already has 3GB in it. 2x1GB sticks and 2x512MB sticks. I would like to take it all the way to 4GB. If I replace the two 512mb sticks am I better off getting a matched pair of sticks for dual channel. A matched pair in most stores seems to be more expensive than just buying two sticks of the same type. What is the difference? My motherboard does support dual by the way.
I think when I bought the two 1GB sticks I just bought 2 of the same make in pc world, but not a matching pair.
I would like to know, does it really matter?

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Answer:Solved: RAM choices. Dual channel vs single channel.

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Would it just clock the ram down and if so would there be a huge performance hit?



Answer:Dual-Channel Memory in Single-Channel Motherboard

They would work in a single channel motherboard, and it wouldn't effect the speed of the actual RAM however it would effect the overall speed because the memory wouldn't be able to send data back and forth as fast as it could in Dual-channel motherboards.

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I'm facing an unusual predicament at the moment. I currently have Windows 7 Ultimate installed on my custom tower. The tower runs an Intel Pentium 4 2.80 ghz, the OS is 32 bits, and initially was installed with one gig of RAM (2 512MB sticks) dual channel (DDR [1]).

Windows 7 wasn't sluggish, surprisingly, and I used the upgrade advisor to determine if my system was ready and I found it was. I was hoping to add a little "juice" so I tore into an old system and found a 1GB stick of DDR RAM. Now, I can change the dual channel configuration to single channel operation and run 2Gigs of RAM or I can keep the dual channel at 1Gig.

I've read on Tom's Hardware that the difference wasn't noticeable in dual vs. single but I also know that my processor was built for dual channel. Are there any recommendations? Make the single channel upgrade or keep the dual channel configuration?

At some point I will likely purchase another chip but for the time being I'm curious about anyone who has been in my position or knows memory well enough.

Thanks for any input!

Answer:Solved: Dual Channel/Single Channel RAM Question

depends on you applications. When math is very important, dual channel might out weigh more RAM. If the system is generally sluggish, then more RAM is more important than dual channel.

Honestly, With Vista/ 7... I'd bump to 2GB period.

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This is probly a very simple question, but i'm after converting my ACER Aspire 5600 laptop from using Dual Channel RAM to Single Channel. I've been told you can do this in the BIOS, but i'm not exacly sure how. I've had a breif look on google but can't seem to find anything of any help.

Thanks a lot,
- Lee

Answer:Solved: Converting Dual Channel to Single Channel with RAM.

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I have a problem and I think it's memory related.

I read the post about "Dual-Channel Memory in Single-Channel Motherboard." But it didn't help, plus it was from 2005.

Here's my computer (it's old, I know. I don't have the money to upgrade all of it):
- Intel Pentium D 820 2.80GHz
- EVGA GeForce 7300 GS / 256MB GDDR2 / PCI Express
- Intel D101GGCL ATI Socket 775 MicroATX Motherboard
- 1 GB (2 x 512MB) PC3200 DDR 400MHz CL3 Memory
- Ultra 500-Watt power supply
- Windows XP 32bit

I recently bought a memory upgrade:
2GB (2 x 1GB) 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Dual Channel Kit

My computer worked fine (minus the small memory amount) before I installed the new memory. After I installed the new RAM, my computer posted, got to the windows splash screen, got to the log in screen, let me log in, then loaded the OS. While loading the OS and launching other start-up programs, my computer froze. I restarted many times and it fixed it. It never got past a few seconds after loading the OS and a few programs.

I reinstalled my old memory and it worked fine again without a hitch.

What is the problem? Is it the fact that the new memory is dual channel and the motherboard is single channel? I re-read the specs of my mobo and it said that dual channel is optional. However when I go to the BOIS menu (F2 on startup) it says "single channel mode" whith the new dual channel kit is in. Is there something in the BIOS I should cha... Read more

Answer:Dual Channel memory in single channel board?

Well, I can say I solved my own problem.

After I spent the last 4 hours trying to find the problem. I ran a bunch of mem tests, cleaned the mem slots, etc... It turns out it wasn't a hardware issue at all. I was wiggling my mouse on start up and noted the time it froze... and every time it froze an application was launching in the system tray.

Turns out it was Norton F'ing Anti Virus....

The second it launched the computer froze. So I booted in safe mode and disabled the start up and all other functions of Norton. Rebooted in normal mode, and sure enough, it worked! Without a hitch!

Now here comes the Beach of it. Since I couldn't uninstall Norton because I disabled it (i.e. nothing would run because all the extensions, shells and services for it were dead), I rebooted in safe mode to uninstall, BUT Norton doesn't work in safe mode... WHAT!? The damn program specifically states in a condescending dialog box that you "must reboot in normal mode to access Norton... blah blah blah"

What kind of Virus program doesn't let you access it in safe mode? Isn't that the point, to run a virus scan in safe mode? Piece of crap! But anyways, I digress.

So now I finagled a way to run in normal mode without Norton launching to uninstall it. Uninstalling as we speak, actually.


To answer my own question:
Yes, dual channel kits work in single channel boards (Just make sure you uninstall Norton before you put the new RAM in, haha... Read more

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Hi, I currently have 2x2GB Corsair DDR3 1333MHz RAM which I had bought around 3 years ago. I am currently thinking of upgrading to 8GB. However, my vendor tells me that 2GB sticks are no longer available for Corsair and that I have to either get a 4GB or 8GB stick.

My current 2x2GB runs in dual-channel mode. If I buy an additional 4GB stick, it will run in single-channel. I use the desktop mainly for gaming purposes. So, I just need to know if mixing 2 modes will cause any problems?

Answer:Any drawbacks to mixing single-channel and dual-channel for RAM?

Shouldn't cause any problems assuming it is otherwise compatible.

The difference between single and dual channel is minimal for most usage scenarios. If the RAM you have now magically went to single channel 5 minutes from now, you likely wouldn't notice.

You could discard the 2 x 2 you have now and replace with 2 x 4 and get dual channel, but nothing at all wrong with instead spending that money on cigareets, whiskey, and wild, wild women. At least you'd have something to show for it.

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Hi.. So as usual im an idiot and i looked into my case and am still debating if my ram really should sit right next to eachother and i started Speccy and it said that i had single channel ram 2 different channels with 16GB total. I got confused becouse the motherboard manual said i should put the ram like i did.. So now i moved one ramstick, Whent into bios to check if everything was working like it should and now i have dual channel 16GB ram 8x2.
This started a question.. What performance boosts does dualchannel give over single channel.. I know its better but just. In what cases will it be "better" and will you notice it? And in witch scenario will you notice it?

Answer:Single channel VS Dual Channel RAM performance boost?

almost all mother boards that have 4 ram slots have colour coding. the 2 the same colour, normally a space in between is the dual channel setup.

dual channel effectively doubles the memory bandwidth and halves the cache.

in real world terms youll get a 5-20% performance increase with dual channel when running bench marks.. you probably wont notice it in terms of speedyness though.

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Thought this might be helpfull for those on a budget and who would like to learn more about the new architecture. Needless to say the bandwidth available now days is WAY up there compared to what we're used to. To sum it up, if you're on a budget, running dual channel on a X58 mobo will still perform just fine and you don't have to jump in with tri-channel if you're on a tight budget.

Intel Core i7 Memory Analysis ? Can Dual Channel Cut it? Introduction :: TweakTown

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Help! I am trying to watch a movie using my laptop(acer) connected to my lcd tv (LG), using (i don't know the proper terms) 15 pin connection for pictures with seperate audio lead 3.5 jack one end, 1 red 1 white the other. PROBLEM - I have pictures on one channel and the sound is on another. I would really appreciate it if you could take thetime to tell me what I am doing wrong! Thanks, Bex

Answer:Laptop to TV Sound on 1 channel pictures on anothe

You're not using channels exactly - you're using direct inputs to the TV (normally called AV1, AV2 etc on your TV remote.) You must have connected the picture to one input and the sound to a different one.Read your TV manual to find out which sound input is associated with which picture input.

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hi, I wish to share my files, but am having problems. I tried wwwfileshare, but it doesn't work- people can't see my files. Now someone mentioned because I have a router (DL 614 wireless Lan), but I am a complete novice and I didn't understand about DMZ and all. Is there an easier way to be able to share my files. Maybe FTP or so? Remember I'm absolutely new to this. But I would appreciate any help on this matter. Thank you very much.

Answer:how do I share my files?,24330,3376170,00.html

You will need to go into your router setup, and tell if to forward port 21-22 to the IP of the computer you want to share from
(get the IP address by typing in run : cmd, then ipconfig in the dos window.)

hope this helps a little

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I have two computers. One is running 2000 and the other is using ME. I have them both sharing a dsl conection using a dlink 704P. I can not however get them to share files or even recognize each other. I have no clue what to do please help me.

Answer:Can not share Files

My first guess would be to check the Network settings in Win2k. Make sure File and Printer sharing is enabled, and make sure that NetBEUI is installed and enabled. Then you need to check WinME. Make sure NetBEUI is installed, and make sure "I want to be able to share my files" or whatever is checked. Been too long for me to remember that. You might, IIRC, need to change your logon from "Microsoft Logon" to "Client for MS Networks" in WinME, too.

If none of that works, try pinging each computer.

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I havr two XP computers in the same room that i want to share folders on. I have pinged the computers from each other, and the ping is replied. I cannot however see shared folders.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Cant share files? Huh?

Can you ping by computer name or only by IP address?

Have you enabled file and printer sharing? Exactly what do you do to try to see shared folders, and what happens?

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Is it possible to download pdf, word files and export to sd card in windows phone 8.

Answer:How to share pdf files???

If your phone is set to "save downloads in SD card" under storage sense, then its automatic.
If not, it will be in downloads under the phone section. You can copy/move it to your sd card afterward.

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I just plug the computer each other.(I knew it's silly but a good try, isn't it?)

And got a "Unidentified Network"
And I tried everything that I could do in my experience.
I could only access the Public folder each other.

And I got a permission error on accessing other folders.
I tried to make 'Everyone' can have a 'Full control' to the folder.
But it seems the must be something missing.(I think that's because the 'Everone' means 'Everyone in this computer, not others)
Of course, that doesn't work.

So, please help??

And, no router, nor switch, etc...

Answer:How to share files via LAN?

Are you using a crossover cable?

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I am planning on configuring dual boot on my laptop (Win 7 and win 8). I was following this tutorial How To Dual Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8. The tutorial is pretty self-explanatory but the only thing I can't find anywhere is if I will be able to share files between these 2 OS?

Can I share files, if yes, then how?


Answer:How to share files between 2 OS

Have a look at this tutorial, in particular the last item, Seamless File Sharing, for a good explanation of how to share your personal data between the two operating systems.

How To Seamlessly Dual-Boot Windows 7 and Windows 8 (The Easy Way) - How-To Geek

If you need to use the same application on both operating systems, you would need to install it on both Windows 7 and Windows 8.

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Hello. I am new to this forum. I have a XP home SP3 laptop and my friend has a window 7 ulimtate. Now i have some files i want to share to my friend but it too large for memory stick. But i don't know how to share files between them and i would like to know how with steps by steps or links to useful websites.

thank you!

PS window seven rocks

Answer:how to share files with xp and seven?

Hi, a good website to have a look at would be Share Files and Printers between Windows 7 and XP - How-To Geek ; it has a very detailed guide on how to configure both computers to get them sharing files and printers over a network.

If this fails to work, which can be the case with these temperamental machines, especially over wireless networks, and if both PCs have bluetooth you could try transferring it via that.

Hope this helps, Oli

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I have 3 computers which are connected to a 4 port MN-100 hardwired router.

They all have internal ip's(ie.,,

These Ip's are all static and I have a static wan Ip.
All my computers have the same Workgroup[Workgroup] but neither one of them can see each other. They are physicall connected and I was able to exchange files before but for some reason I can't anymore.

I haven't made any serious changes. Ive gone over lots of BlackViper guides so im afraid its something from there. It should be undoable though.

The Os' are as follows:


Im on a DSL connection.

do I need to make accounts for each computer on each computer?

Let me know if you need anymore info. Thanks.

Answer:I need to be able to share files...

i'm not sure but my private network uses 192.168.1.x ip's but your's seems weird.. did u assign each computer those ip's or is it assigned by DHCP?

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First, the specs:

One DELL Dimension 4600 running XP Home (aka "Desktop")
One IBM Think Pad T42 running XP Pro (aka "Laptop")
One cable modem connected directly to a LINKSYS WRT54GS v4 wireless router
One HP printer connected directly to the DELL
The DELL connects directly to the router while the IBM accesses it wireless. Both computers can access the internet just fine.

Now the problem:
I have a Home Network setup. The Laptop is able to both print and see files on the Desktop through this network. But the Desktop cannot access files on the Laptop. In fact, the Laptop doesn't even show up when I look under "Microsoft Windows Network" the Desktop . Yet when I look on the Laptop under "Computer Name" it shows it as being a part of the same Workgroup.

Thanks in advance for any help you can offer here.

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Question: Can't share files

I have two computers networked together: An XP Pro desktop and an XP Home laptop using a router on my DSL setup. While on my desktop machine I can see the files and folders on my laptop and can copy files from it to the desktop. While on my laptop, when I try to access the files on the desktop, I get an error message that says something like, "Drive not accessible, you might not have pernissions". I have tried removing and installing the sharing for the drives on both computers and tried removing my firewall (ZoneAlarm Security Suite), but cannot connect. Any ideas what I need to change?

Answer:Can't share files

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Question: cant share files?

we have a network set up in our house, all hard wired. my 2 roomates can share files no problem over the network, but i cant. we all get internet just fine tho. i think the cable im using is a crossover cable. can these cables not share files over a router? i can see my computer the network, and all computers are on the same workgroup.

router is an older netgear 8 port, all computers have xp sp2.

anyone have any ideas? is it due to the crossover cable?

Answer:cant share files?

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Question: Cant share files

I have 1 Desktop, 1 Laptop and 1 tablet all running Windows 7 Home Premium and all 3 are wireless. I created a Homegroup on one of the computers. When I went to one of the other computer it would not let me join a workgroup it would only let me create one. So I decided to Map Network Drives. I was able to map all the folders I wanted to share from the desktop to the laptop but when I tried to map drives to the laptop it would keep asking me for a password but the laptop does not have a password. So I tried to map the drives on the tablet but it would not see it. So after just playing around (can?t remember at this time what I did since I did many different things) I was able to get everything mapped with all 3 computers. But then I would go back to one of them and the mapped drives would not work so I would try to remap them and I could not see the other computer. It would work on and off. One minute I could access the files then the next I could not. Does it sound like my router is going bad? But the weird thing if I will lose my lan network (not being able to see other computers) but all computers can still access the internet. Also I disconnect all mapped drives but some won?t let me because it states that the network is not found. How can I remove those drives?

Sorry for such a long post and I hope it makes sense so someone can help.

Answer:Cant share files


See the following on how to connect and disconnect mapped drives:
How to connect and disconnect a network drive in Windows XP

Do you have passwords on all the PCs? Windows may ask you for a password but if it doesnt have one then it will deny access.

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hi all
I'm trying to share some files between my Win 7 laptop (wireless) and win XP PC (wired), connected to each other via a modem/router (TP-Link 150M Wireless Lite N ADSL2+ Modem Router if it's required ) but it doesn't work! they have a same workgroup name, I can ping my PC in laptop but I can't ping the laptop in PC. I don't know what to do. in the PC i can see the laptop but I can't access it, but in laptop i even can't see the PC.
please help me, and tell me if I should add more details. thanks in advance...

Answer:how to share files between win xp and win seven

Take a look here: Sharing between Win 7 and XP, see if it helps (especiall post #3 by rumpty).

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I've just installed a new HD on my computer and I was wondering how to share files between the two.  Say I've installed a game on on the slave.  Is there anyway I can run the game on the slave off the master??

Answer:Share files between HD's??

You question does not make sense.  If you installed the software after you installed the second/new hard drive and you installed the software by following the normal installation procedure except that you changed the path for the location of the installed program files, then Windows knows where the program files are located and you can simply start the program in the normal way (Programs menu, desktop shortcut, etc.).Since you question does not make sense, I'm wondering whether I've mis-understood you?  Installing a program on your second hard drive is not what I would call "share files between the two".  But, you can certainly copy files from one hard drive to the other via My Computer or a Windows Explorer window.

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Question: share files

I want to share files between my 2 computers in my wireless network. So far i have set the folder i want to share, shared on network, allowed file and printer sharing an exception to windows firewall, and have the same workgroup name. But i still cant view the other computer's files. Like when i go to My Network Places, my other computer doesn't show up, only mine. Is there some free software to share the files to save me the trouble of figuring all this out? What should i do to share files over my wireless network? Thanks

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Your router may have some firewall settings that need to change also. Are the two computers using Windows XP?-Aaronhttp://www.weknowerrors.comA free Wiki for error messages and computer problems.

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I am running a Compaq Presario with Windows Home Edition Service Pack 2 (2002) and I got a new laptop with Windows Vista installed on it and I would like to know how I can share files between the two for backup purposes. Both computers are currently connected to my home network.


Answer:how do i share files?

PC Chuck's Windows XP And Vista On The LAN Together

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Question: cant share files

i have 2 computers connected through a 802.11g wireless network, one on XP home (this one) and one on win98se. i have made a user on both computers with the same name and password, that didn't help. i have a bunch of folders on this computer i enabled sharing on, i can see them in my network connections, but on the win98 machine, i can't connect to the network. both are in the same workgroup and i think i configured them correctly. what else can i be doing wrong?

Answer:cant share files

are both computers receving ip addresses? can they access the internet? can they ping eachother?

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Question: cant share files

on my winodws xp machine im trying to set up my folders to share on my first i couldnt get them then i could by going through each file and setting it to share even then i couldnt get it to then i started to use google and some one told me to use the security tab under properties for windows explorer i tought great finally a solution...but no it didnt work only one problem i have no security tab on my folders under properties

so then i googled again and found out that i need to select use simple file sharing....again i though finally a solution but again no or else i wouldnt be here
i dont have the abilyity to chack use simple file sharing....
yes im admin only user on computer......

the other computer is a windows 7 in on windoes xp right now if that helps.....

i can access all my 7 files from xp but not xp files from 7'
if anyone knows how to help id love to know.....

btw you dont need to hurry with your awnsers im going to bed now and have school tomarrow and i wont be homw till bout 3:00 so no rush here.....
thanks in adance

Answer:cant share files

Does your XP and 7 share the same account, and you must have passwords on each computer.

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I'm trying to set of a shared drive on my XP machine for my other computers to use (cheaper than a NAS), unfortunately I'm having difficulty with my only windows 7 machine. The windows 7 machine will not display any other machines in the "see full map" thing they have. Here are the symptoms I have thus far:

XP can ping 7, but 7 cannot ping XP
Both are visible to each other with NET VIEW but neither can be accessed by
NET VIEW \\name
XP can see 7 in "my network places"
NETBIOS is enabled on both machines
They are both on the same work group
Firewall is turned off on XP
The shared Public folder isn't visible in XP
On Windows 7 all advanced sharing settings are turned on
On Windows 7 I am not in any homegorup, the network is set to work

any help would be greatly appreciated

Answer:Share files between 7 and XP

Your network may be set to "Work" but that's not the same as being in a Workgroup.

There are two different parts of the network configuration that people usually get tripped up on.

1) Home/Work

2) Homegroup/Workgroup

Home/Work is simply a pre defined setting which lets you set the security settings for your network. It doesn't matter which of these you choose, as it doesn't effect the network as a whole.

The important part is Homegroup/Workgroup. Homegroup is the new networking tool for Windows 7 only. Workgroups have been around for a while and these are the groups you want to use if you're networking XP and 7.

Anyway, here's a full tutorial on how to set your network up correctly.

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

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Hi everyone

I have a computer running on Vista Home Basic and one running on XP Professional and they are connected through a Cable Router, I can get Internet on both but I cannot seem to set up for file/printer sharing can anyone give me a A to Z on how to do this please


Answer:share files

First off,

In vista you need to make sure that the File/Printsharing option is on

Start>Right Click Network> Properties

That will open up the sharing center. You need to make sure that the sharing option is on.

On the XP Machine

start>My Computer

Right click on the folder called "Shared Folder"
Tab "Sharing"
At the bottom under "Network Sharing"
Click on the text saying "If you understand......"
Select "Just enable File Sharing"

When this is all done, Go back to the Vista crate

Start > Network

You shoud then see your other computer apear after a Min or Two

You can get more info on Vista Sharing Here

P.S Please ignore all spelling and grammar mistakes

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My friend lives in England and I live in America. We both have Windows XP. I have NIS 2003 and he has Mcafee. I'm wondering what the easiest way to get files from one of his folders is.
I know that unless we configure those programs to allow each other's IP address, then we could turn on the Windows firewall and disable the other firewall programs.

Answer:How can I share files with another PC?

The easiest would to install an ftp server (many are free) put the programs in the ftp down load directory and let him download.

In order to down load he has to install an ftp client and type to it your External IP.

Search for FileZilla it is a free excellent server Client package.

A second method is described here,


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Question: Can't share files?

I recently set up a network to connect 3 computers (two laptops and one desktop.) It seems to be working decently, I can get to one of the lap tops files (the other one is secured) from my desktop without a problem, however I cannot get to the files on my desktop computer using the laptop, and I'm not sure why (I'm new to this.)

I can't even make shared folders through the desktop, because whenever I right click on a folder or go into a folders, their's nothing related to file sharing..

I'm using Windows XP. Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Can't share files?

Nevermind. Problem solved.

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Question: cant share files..

im having a problem sharing files between my two computers. i have two desk tops. one is running xp and is connected to my cable/dsl modem and router. i have a linksys cable/dsl modem and a linksys wireless B broadband router. the second pc is running Me. and it is connected to the router via a linksys usb network adapter. i am able to connected to the internet with both computers, but i cant share any files between the two. i tried to use the network wizards and all that good stuff but ive been unsuccessful. can someone please help me out.


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Question: cannot share files

hi i am trying to share files across my network between win7 pc's and a xp pc

now what is happening is ,,,,,,,,,

the win 7 pc's will not let the xp pc see its files

all 3 pc's are visable on the network and all has internet acess

i just cannot acess files on the win 7 pcs using the xp pc

can anyone help plz


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Hi, I've been wondering on how to share files over a wireless network for days and days, I've also read the manual but it was useless.
I have : *all in 802.11g*
D-Link DI-624
D-Link DI-520
Shaw Cable Hi-Speed Internet Extreme I
For some reason, before I changed to wireless, i made a file to share stuff, and that is the only file that i can share through now, so it is really annoying when i have to dump some stuff in and make my other computer to find it...

**Btw, all have Windows XP, 1 Pro, 3 Homes and they all have the same PCI adapter**

Answer:How can I share files with...

I think all you need to do is right click on the folder/fiule you want to share, choose properties.

Then Click the Sharing tab, and click the check box on to share this folder on the network... you can also give it permissions for anyone to change the files by click the 2nd check box.

I had a problem running windows xp firewall and norton internet securities on my box and it stopped me from sharing. So if the above ain't working, it may be something about that. I disable Norton IS and used the Windows XP firewall and it has worked fine for my Wireless network. Hope it helps!

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I have a windows server 2003 and I am wondering what is the easiest way to files on there over the internet.


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Question: Cannot Share Files

Hi. I have a LinkSys BEFw11s4 and a cable connection. I have two dell desktops (dell 8300, and some old thing) and one compaq laptop.

I have had my old desktop and my wireless compaq laptop connected and sharing fine. Now i go and add my 8300 in the network and I can get on the internet fine. But i cannot share files. neither computers find it. and i cant add a network place because when i click on my network it wont connect but the internet works through the router.. please help!

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Ok im on win2k, I know how to create shares and have done it, but when people try explore my PC over the network they get asked to enter a username and password. Seeing as I go to public lans Im not gonna be able to inform EVERYONE what it is and I just want it to be like most other peoples PCs and you just explore and see thier shared files without having to enter a username/password.

What settings do I have to have to do that? Ive got an Admin account, my account (with admin access, the one I use), and the Guest account. My windows logs in automaticlly with My account when I turn it on. The admin and my account both have passwords.

Help would be appreciated, want to be able to give and not just take at lans.

Answer:Cant share my files over a lan.

my opnions may or may not be accurate, but i think to share your files and folders over a LAN without people entering a password you may need to use another operating system.

i beleive win2k requires you to set a user account with name and password for each person who wants to share with you. win98/ ME/ XP do not have this problem. not 100% sure on this, lets wait to hear from someone else.

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I need help!!! Have a Dell iNSPIRON 600 with Windows 7,, Have a couple of user accounts and trying to share the documents i have with Microsoft Office with my other user accounts. Tried to "share" them and yet still cant access them when I switch accounts..

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At home I have 2 pcs and a laptop with a wireles card. Pc1 and the laptop both can share files and use the net but the last pc can't use the net but can share files. Plz hlp me

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Question: Can't share files

OK, I can't create any sharing in my Vista 32 Ultimate.
Please help, what should I do?

Currently there is not "sharing" option at all.


Answer:Can't share files

First lets be sure that you are trying correctly
For both 7 and vista
Sharing and Permissions - Windows 7 Forums

If you are check out ownership
Do not change ownership of system files.
Take Ownership of file

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Anyone have a tutorial for this, somewhere?

I've found some information on how to do it in the latest versions of OSX, but I'm not finding all the bells and whistles in my version, so I can see and transfer to/from my PC.

Answer:How to share files with my Mac?

May help, .Other Google LinksLouis

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Hey all -

I am considering upgrading my laptop memory. I have a Dell Inspiron 9300, with 2x256 MB DDR2 PC2-4200 sticks. The laptop supports dual channel memory. I'm curious whether it is better to upgrade to 2x512 MB sticks, and utilize the dual channel capabilities, or just buy 1 GB stick and mix it with one of the existing 256 MB sticks. Will I get better performance with more total memory, or does the benefit of using dual channel memory outweigh merely bulking up on as much memory as possible?

Answer:Dual channel laptop memory - optimal configuration?

kwyjibo said:

Will I get better performance with more total memory, or does the benefit of using dual channel memory outweigh merely bulking up on as much memory as possible?Click to expand...

you got it right there. 1 gig in dual channel will outperform 1.5gigs in single channel.

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My laptop - Toshiba A135-s2276 (released in feb 2007)
Is it possible to determine for certain if my laptop supports dual-channel memory??

Currently it has 512mb and am thinking of adding another 512 (if it supports dual channel)

other users of the same laptop reported that cpu-z doesn't show any indication of dual-channel.
Any way to be certain of this? Its a new laptop so i am hoping its supports dual-channel.

Answer:how to determine if laptop supports dual-channel memory

Your laptop can be upgraded to upto 2 gigs of ram. However, it doesn`t support dual channel memory operation.

If you need further info, you can phone Toshiba on 800-457-7777.

Regards Howard

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Hi whenever i use the notebook on battery after a few minutes i get the following blue screen, battery meter says 3hours of charge

***hardware malfunction***
call your hardware vendor for support
NMI:channel check/IOchk
***system halted***

anyone know what the problem is / caused by
i run xp pro sp2 fully updated etc

Answer:"NMI:channel check/IOchk" message occurs on my laptop


I have found very interesting Microsoft article about that. You can check it on this page

Other way you can contact service partner in your country. They can explain you what the problem can be.

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