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XP machine can't see file shares from Win7 machine

Question: XP machine can't see file shares from Win7 machine

Hi,
I am having trouble connecting from an XP (Home) desktop machine to a Win 7 (Home Premium) laptop to share files.
I have read and followed a lot of posts to no avail.
specifically I have followed the advice in "How to make Windows 7 work with older Windows versions for networking and file sharing"

- both machines are in the same workgroup
- there is no trouble going from Win 7 to the XP box
- on win 7 the network is defined as a 'Work' network
- firewalls are disabled on both boxes
- Advanced Network settings
- Network discovery in ON
- File and Printer Sharing is ON
- Public folder sharing is ON
- password protected sharing is OFF
- Allow Windows to manage Homegroup connections
- the shared folder in Win 7 says its shared (its not in the public tree)
- On folder Advanced setting decurity, 'Everyone' has been added
- On folder Advanced setting sharing it says "People without a user account and password for this computer can access folders shared with everyone"

The XP box is using XP Home which can only use 'Simple File Sharing'.
On the XP box the win7 machine appears in the Network list under the workgroup.
If I click on the machine I get a login prompt!
Attempting to map a drive to the win7 box the same network is shown browsing to the win7 machine does not list any of the shares. (it also does not ask for a login)

Interestingly if I go back to the network and enter the userid / password then I can see the shares and over in other windows I can map a network drive and see the shares as well.

So it looks like Win7 not honoring the request to allow anybody to access a specific share.
Is there something else at the macro level that needs to be adjusted ??
Thanks
JC

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Answer: XP machine can't see file shares from Win7 machine

From you r 1st post I noticed:
'Public folder sharing is ON
Password protected sharing is OFF'

That would need to be reversed or better yet just read this...

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itpronetworking/thread/8f21d25d-8189-48e7-8d7f-d6211ac63d31

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Not used Win 7 before, first time this last week or so..and OMG what a nightmare...Networking, file sharing, seeing other non windows computers on the network...Nothing works like old Win2k/ XP/ Linux machines..
Yo cant just seem to point the browser at an ip address .

I have two Win7 machines here sicne beginning of November, a Pro, and Home Premium. The Pro machine is a HP 4530s that I have installed Mac OS-X on and the other machine is a Toshiba Satellite Pro..the Home Premium one.

Spent that last couple of months amongst other things, trying to get either of them to see other machines on the network.

Other machines being:
Win XP
Mac
FreeNAS (FreeBSD server) running both AFP and CIFS/SMB.

From what I understand I DONT want to use Homegroups..So when I connect to the Wifi router, I connect as Work network.
Tried disabling Homegroup Services in services.msc, tried with Firewall on and Off.
Tried both wired and WiFi connections

ALL computers either Mac/Windows/FreeBSD FreeNAS all have same username and password.

The Win 7 machines are being assigned an IP address via the router and can all access the net just fine.

They also can see a Yamaha networked AV receiver...I believe from memory as a Upnp device.

Yesterday I thought I'd make a serious crack at getting them to see the network and the other machines, and get the other machines to see them..but no go ....what the hell was MS done to Win7 networking.

Is there a way to just default it ... Read more

Answer:OOB setup of Win7 machine to see AFP and CIFS SMB shares

OK, so if no one know how to make a Win 7 computer see a 'normal ' network, does any oen at least know if it is at least possible?

Or is Win 7 ONLY capable of seeing Win 7 computers?

I know it is not hardware related. I just booted in to a a Linux Mint distro and instantly all other computers and network shares were visible.
Two FreeNAS boxes, AFP shares, an XP machine ..everything just visible..no hassle..but this bloody Win 7 It see itself and that is it, been struggling with this for an age now and what ever I try nothing.

Done yet another clean HP Recovery instal and it never sees anything

Help really needed on this

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I want to move files from a Windows 2000 machine to an XP machine, this is what I have so far:In the batch file:@echo offclsc:cd \MailSpamftp -i -n -s:C:\batch\getspamftp.txt:EndIn the text file:open X.X.X.Xuser administrator xxxxxxxD:cd Mail\spool\spammget *.smdmdel *.smdquit

Answer:write a batch file to move files from a windows 2000 machine to an XP machine

Have you considered using the Files and settings transfer wizard ? ?

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My problem seems to be the opposite of most people's - I added a Windows 7 laptop to my previously all-XP network without any trouble, simply enrolling the new machine in the existing Workgroup, and everything works fine.

Except for just one snag: from my XP machine I can see every single file on the Windows 7 machine, which raises privacy issues even within a family!

How do I stop this happening, and revert back to the situation I had before, where machines on the network could only see each other's shared folders?

Thanks in advance for any help.
 

Answer:How do I stop my XP machine seeing every file on networked Windows 7 machine?

Well, a rough and dirty security fix would be to make sure that "Password Protected Sharing" in the Network and Sharing Center is set to "On." That way the files will be safe but still visible.

Are you logging into w7 with a password?

Create an account below Administrator level with a password and use that.

Theoretically w7 should not allow a drive to be shared, so check all the folders that show the "Share" symbol and set the Share to "Not Shared".

Dave
 

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I have a Win7 Computer on a network with 2 other Win7 computers and a few xp computers. On the main Win7 PC is a folder which i share with all the other machines. After setting this up, i checked that the Win7 computers and XP computers could see the drive and all was good.

However, after using some of the Win7 PC's to create new files and folders inside this shared folder i noticed that it was only the other Win7 PC's that can see the new files/folders.

I have also created new folders in in shared file using the xp machines... refreshed the folder and they disappear...

The xp machines can see the folder still and access lots of other files within it, but can never see new files or folders...

HELP!!!!! in desperate need for some assistance please.

Kind Regards,

Samuel
 

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Hi,

I had to buy a new laptop that I could take with me to work, and of course it runs Win8 (which I absolutely hate, incidentally). I decided it would be nice if I could share files with my primary computer when I'm at home, which is a desktop running dual-boot Win7 and Ubuntu.

I initially set up a homegroup, but whenever I try to access laptop files from my desktop it always pops up with a "enter network username and password" dialog. I tried looking up solutions to that but so far haven't found anything that works. I made sure the clocks on both computers were the same, and I made sure that all network settings were the same on both, including the setting "do not use user accounts/passwords," but I'm still having the issue.

So, what's the best way for me to share/sync files on my laptop with the desktop's files while I'm at home?

Answer:Best way to share file with Win7 machine? (Homegroup ick)

I use skydrive. the only downfall is if your new then you only get 7GB. I have skydrive running on windows 7 and I also have my "Music, Videos, Desktop, Downloads, Pictures" all synced through Skydrive.
its really nice because I don't have to do anything but use my PC.
it also work amazing with my phone (Windows Phone8)

Also if you don't like windows 8 then you should check out Windows 8.1. You can boot straight to desktop and skydrive is built in.

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I have Win10 installed on my laptop and also on a VirtualBox VM. I have several folders shared on the VM. When I try to view the shares on the VM from my laptop I get the Windows Security dialog and when I enter the username and password for the VM I get an invalid username or password error.

If I connect to the VM from a Win7 machine I get the same prompt, enter the same username and password and it works. I am connected to the VM and can see the shares. I can also see shared folders on my laptop and the Win7 machine from the VM.

How can I fix the invalid username or password error when I try to connect to the Win10 VM from my Win10 laptop? Thanks.

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I have Win10 installed on my laptop and also on a VirtualBox VM. I have several folders shared on the VM. When I try to view the shares on the VM from my laptop I get the Windows Security dialog and when I enter the username and password for the VM I get an invalid username or password error.

If I connect to the VM from a Win7 machine I get the same prompt, enter the same username and password and it works. I am connected to the VM and can see the shares. I can also see shared folders on my laptop and the Win7 machine from the VM.

How can I fix the invalid username or password error when I try to connect to the Win10 VM from my Win10 laptop? Thanks.

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Answer:Problem when opening Powerpoint file created in Win7 on a WinXP machine

Did you first completely remove all traces of the Office 2003 programs? Office is a monolithic program and you can really have just one installed.

You could also try installing the latest Powerpoint Viewer to display the files without needing Office at all.

Of course, XP is very old now and there may be things that it does not support under any circumstances. You may need to remake the presentation on XP.
 

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i have two xp pro machines that im trying to share an accounting system on
on one machine is the sage accounting
and i want to join another machine to it
the sage is working on both machines except the one is not allowing reports, comes up with an error
when i map drives i have to put in a user name and password (only once) then it works
but im suspecting this is causing a problem for the reports

on the previous two machines that worked fine...(we have just upgraded both)
it asked for a windows password but you just pressed enter and it logged in

how do you get two xp machines to talk without password prompt
i have run the networking wizard on both, and they are both on the same workgroup
any ideas please

PK
 

Answer:xp machine asks for password on shares

how do you get two xp machines to talk without password promptClick to expand...

If you mean file sharing I think that the answers are to use Simple File Sharing or to use the same account/password on both machines.
 

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setup

internet
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wrt54gs
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|(wired)
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Compaq running MCE with WMP 11 and needed updates for vista to see it on a network.
(wireless)
Asus running Vista ultimate

OK
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I can see both computers in the network places BUT, i also see two media shares (identically named) from the MCE computer while on the Vista computer (mce is only sharing once). One has all the shared media, the other is empty.
Why?
--EDIT--
I think that maybe while logged in as administrator, i might have enabled sharing in that profile (duh that would cause it wouldn't it?) give me 20-40 minutes to check this. I'll post back with more info.

Answer:Vista seeing two media shares from one xp machine?

Duh

That was the problem (I shared in administrator, with the same name share, with no media in the share)
lol

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I have a Win7 machine I would like to set up with some shares for Everyone, and others only for users registered on the machine. I'm on a Workgroup.

So I disabled the Sharing global password requirement, but set registered user Security parameters for the folders I want to have restricted access.

The wide-open folders work fine, but the problem is that when trying to access the restricted folders from another network machine, access is denied and no password prompt is afforded. If I got the password prompt I could log in, while others couldn't, and that would be perfect.

I suppose this is standard Windows behavior by design. That seems to leave me with the option of reenabling global sharing passwords and then creating another user whose credentials I would give out for access to the unrestricted folders.

Or is there a way to do this without global passwords?

Thanks!

Answer:Passworded AND unpassworded shares on same machine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by paul1149


I have a Win7 machine I would like to set up with some shares for Everyone, and others only for users registered on the machine. I'm on a Workgroup.

So I disabled the Sharing global password requirement, but set registered user Security parameters for the folders I want to have restricted access.

The wide-open folders work fine, but the problem is that when trying to access the restricted folders from another network machine, access is denied and no password prompt is afforded. If I got the password prompt I could log in, while others couldn't, and that would be perfect.

I suppose this is standard Windows behavior by design. That seems to leave me with the option of reenabling global sharing passwords and then creating another user whose credentials I would give out for access to the unrestricted folders.

Or is there a way to do this without global passwords?

Thanks!


Password protected sharing doesn't really work the way you would think. It isn't really a supported option at all.

The best and easiest way to set up restricted shares is set up a Homegroup but only allow users or machines to join the Homegroup that require complete access to all shared Library's on all Homegroup or Workgroup machines.

Leave the users who require restricted access out of the Homegroup and if you need to share a particular Library with them then just add the "Everyone" share to the list of u... Read more

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I am going be moving all the shared folders on my Server 2003 file server to my new Server 2008 VM and want to do it in a way that will allow my clients to be able to access them as if nothing happened. I have been reading about the Windows FSMT (File Server Migration Toolkit) http://www.microsoft.com/download/en/details.aspx?displaylang=en&id=10268 and it will copy over all the permissions and everything but I am not sure how to go about making sure the client will still be able to access the shares especially if they have mapped any of them. If i change the IP and host name of the new machine to the old one after the migration is complete and then shutdown the old server will everything run smoothly? What is the best way to go about doing this?
 

Answer:Migrate Server 2003 file server shares to new machine (Server 2008)

you can do this or you can change DNS so that the old server name points to the new server IP. You need to turn off StrictNameChecking

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\lanmanserver\parameters]
"DisableStrictNameChecking"=dword:00000001

this means that you can name the server what ever you want but if you go to the old host name it will also take you to the new server.

Don't forget this needs to be completed and rolled out after the users log off but before they log back in

As old user move on and new users join make sure that you link them to the share via the new host name so eventually the old host name is fased out and you can remove the above reg key.
 

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I'm planning on transfering the harddrive and operating system from my old server to a new one with different hardware. Is there a way I can transfer my share settings and everything from the old machine to the new one? Preferably without any performance hitches?
 

Answer:Transfering shares and other server settings to new machine

Ummm, what operating system?
 

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Hi Everyone,I have a domain setup with Windows 2008 and it have some clients and I have a machine under a workgroup. Now I trying to access shares from workgroup machine to domain client.It is popping up security window and asking for credentials. I have entered <machinename>\usename. It is failing to get access of that shares.But from the workgroup machine to domain clients shares I'm getting access.Please help me in this regards....Thanks in Advance..Prasad

Answer:Domain Clients cannot access shares of a workgroup machine

You have to use...domain_name\user_namepassword

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I have 3 Main PCs.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks,
Mike
 

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

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So, again, will installing Win7 32bit on a new partition of a Win7 64bit machine cause problems with the bootloader, or any other foreseeable problems?

Thanks a bunch!

Answer:Installing Win7 32bit on Win7 64bit machine?

http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/311/US-122_Win_driver_3_40_notes_E.pdf

This says that the drivers work with 64-bit Vista. Have you tried using the Vista driver?

Driver: http://tascam.com/content/downloads/products/311/US122_Win_3.40f.zip

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Answer:Machine will not boot- black screen with which mouse- PCIDump.sys virus has clobbered my machine..

Questions:
1. What version of Windows are you using?
2. What anti virus are you using? I see you mention McAfee but only in that they detected it (unless you're saying that YOUR McAfee scanner found it).
3. Have you tried booting into safe mode?
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We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.

Answer:Vista Machine unable to print to Printer attached to 98 machine thru parallel port

Originally Posted by savikalra


We have replaced some of our machines and bought new systems with Vista, unfortunately we have a printing issue, none of the Vista users can access the shared printer attached to Window's 98 System on the parallel port.



Have you installed the printer drivers on the Vista machines.?

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Answer:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine

Hi,

Disable UAC (User Account Control) and check out if the pages display ok.

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have two laptops - one running Vista and one running XP. Both have IE 7 and Norton 360 installed. I've verified the settings for IE and Norton are the same on both machines.

On my Vista machine, which is my main computer, I cannot access certain sites, specifically www.dilbert.com and www.advantiscu.org. They appear to be loading, but never load. I've tried with both IE 7 and Firefox, but I get the same result. In addition, the daily Dilbert cartoon that I subscribe too is received in Outlook but the graphics do not display. The graphics are not visible in my Yahoo webmail either.

However, on my XP machine, everything works just fine...no problems.

Like I said, I've verified settings on both machines...I've even done a restore to a previous restore point...no help. I've reset my router, disabled Norton, etc...everything I can think of and nothing has worked.

Any help is greatly appreciated.

Ron

Answer:Cannot Open Certain Sites in IE or Mozilla on Vista Machine - XP Machine works fine

Please see the responses to your thread in TSF Vista Support.

http://www.techsupportforum.com/micr...orks-fine.html

Please do not create duplicate threads in the future. Thank you.

This thread closed.

jcgriff2

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Ok,
Last night I just got my brand new Athlon XP 1500. Anway It's running WindowsXP. I have been trying all morning to connect it to my old laptop (running Windows 98) using Direct Cable Connection. The AthlonXP is the Host and the Laptop is the Guest. I can get both computers connected fine, BUT when I try to get the Laptop to view the AthlonXPs files it asks me for the name of the AthlonXP as well as a password. I type in the name of the PC (there is no password). I try clicking ok, but it tells me the passoword is incorrect. There is no passwords setup on the AthlonXP at all! Please help. Thanks.
 

Answer:Connecting a WindowsXP machine to a Windows98 machine via Direct Cable Connection

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Can I copy the data of remote desktop to my Local machine. If No Why ?
Pls suggest.
 

Answer:Remotely Accessed Machine's Data can be Copied to Local Machine.

Click Start | Help and Support
Search on:
Cutting and pasting to and from a remote session
and
Accessing local files and folders in a remote session
 

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Answer:Solved: machine was fine but copying and pasting freezes the machine

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I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?
 

Answer:1.8ghz machine running as fast (slow) as a 1ghz machine

donkor said:

I recently got a 1.8GHz Celeron computer from a family member who bought a new computer, but they dropped it while bringing it over. When I started it up, it booted up pretty quickly. But when I'm actually in Windows, it runs as slowly as my old 1GHz machine and sometimes when opening things it has long delays. I thought it might just be Windows being old, so I did a clean install. But that didn't fix it. Now I think it might be one of the hard drives or my cd drives, since at the BIOS diagnostic screen it sometimes hangs at them. Other than scandisk, which didn't return anything, is there a way to find out where the bottleneck is occuring without having to spend money I don't have?Click to expand...

Well, it depends on which OS you have. If it's Vista or XP, then you may want to change the graphics settings so they're lower, because they consume memory.
 

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G'day all! (first post here!! :P)

Ok..so this is my situation:

I have a server...and i have installed a printer to it - the Canon LBP 3200 - the server is a 32bit machine running win7 pro...anyways...this printer does not have ANY 64bit drivers (which my main machine runs win7 ulti x64) so i am unable to install the printer on my main machine...

I was wondering, is there a way to share it from the server to the 64bit machine without installing any drivers?

Or is there a way to install 32bit drivers on a 64bit Machine?

Or can anyone find any 64 bit drivers/custom 64bit drivers?

:S

Thanx all!!

Answer:Sharing a printer from 32bit machine to 64bit machine without drivers.

ok so i tried this method: Go to Control Panel. Choose printer. Then choose Add Printer.

Choose Add a local printer. Click on Create a new port. The default in the drop down box is Local Port. Do not change that. Click Next.

A dialogue box will appear asking for you to enter a port name. Type in the \\computer name\printer name ie. My computer's name is basement and the printer name is EpsonSty so I typed in \\basement\epsonsty

But when i make my own port name it says access is denied... :S

any help?

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Answer:Rma'd Replacement Machine has more issues than the Initial Machine received...:(

Ok, let's see if there is malware..If you can run these.Everything is free.MiniToolBoxPlease download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run. Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.TDSSKillerDownload TDSSKiller and save it to your desktop.Extract (unzip) its contents to your desktop.Open the TDSSKiller folder and doubleclick on TDSSKiller.exe to run the application, then on Start Scan.If an infected file is detected, the default action will be Cure, click on Continue.If a suspicious file is detected, the default action will be Skip, click on Continue.It may ask you to reboot the computer to complete the process. Click on Reboot Now.If no reboot is required, click on Report. A log file should appear. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.If a reboot is required, the report can also be found in your root directory (usually C:\ folder) in the form of TDSSKiller_xxxx_log.txt. Please copy and paste the contents of that file here.AdwCleanerPlease download AdwCleaner by Xplode and save to your Desktop.Double click on AdwClea... Read more

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I have a new Gateway Vista 64 machine for my office . The old HP Pavillion Pentium 4 with XP 32(?)is networked in other room Here's my setup:
Ethernet network with a new wireless Netgear router (yes,it has places to plug in the ethernet cords).
-HP Laserjet 1200 printer is plugged directly into the Vista 64 machine.
The XP Unit is on the network.
I can see and share files between the machines just fine but I get an error when choosing the networked printer in "add printer" when setting up XP unit.
(Print sharing is turned on on Vista Machine).
I choose the networked printer found on Gateway, it says that it will install drivers onto my machine to make things work, I click ok and it says that server for my printer has the wrong driver installed, would I like to find right driver? Clk yes. It looks for a VSFILE\XP but can't find it. It tells me to manually find the file but I can't find that file on HP site or any of my discs. I've uninstalled and reinstalled original drivers onto the XP machine (PCL6) and downloaded a Universal PCL5 printer file. None correct the problem. Vista automatically loaded the printer drivers when I turned on the power. It has a PCL5 file. The 1200 printer works fine when printing from Gateway machine. Vista will only let me use the drivers already installed in the machine. When I try to manually try to install drivers downloaded from HP for an XP on the the vista then it balks and says they were not created for an X6... Read more

Answer:Solved: XP machine can't print on networked Vista Machine

I ended up hiring someone to solve this mess. He just created local ports on each machine that directs the pre-downloaded, local driver, to the printers. Worked just fine. Start, Run, //"name of network" to see if printers can be seen on the network 1st.
 

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Hey Everyone,

Today, I rebooted my machine and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. I installed all my apps etc and then tried to access onedrive and it gave me a sign in screen. I put in my correct information and it won't let me sign in at all. It gets stuck saying signing in. Any ideas?

Thank you very much!

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Im running Vista Ultimate x64 on my main computer which has a Dell 1710n laser printer and HP PSC2175 AIO Printer attached to it. I have tried sharing the printers out to my XP machine, it sees it but i keep getting an error message that it can't find the proper driver and to contact the system adminstrator. I have downloaded the XP drivers for the Dell 1710n and tried to manually install the driver when it asks on my XP computer but i keep getting the same message. What do i do to get this to work?
 

Answer:Problems sharing Printer on Vistax64 Machine to XP machine

You can't get either printer to work? Have you also tried manually downloading the XP drivers for the HP?
 

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Hey Everyone,

Today, I rebooted my machine and did a clean install of Windows 10 Pro. I installed all my apps etc and then tried to access onedrive and it gave me a sign in screen. I put in my correct information and it won't let me sign in at all. It gets stuck saying signing in. Any ideas?

Thank you very much!

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I am trying to help a friend get her new Win-7 machine set up. I used the printer set-up wizard to install a networked printer in the new machine with absolutely no problem. Proved it would print from that machine.

Now, I get a call informing me that her old XP machine, which had been printing to the network printer with no problems, will no longer print. Documents go into the print queue, but they don't get printed. No error messages show up. I did some messing around via remote access, and finally removed the printer with the intention of reinstalling it. Scanning for network printers turned up several redundant instances of the same printer with different names. Some are identified as "invalid" some a "access denied". Bottom line. I can't get any of the selections to install.

On the Win-7 machine I did find a window that indicated that the printer is designated as being shared, but I didn't explicitly set it for sharing when I installed it. Also, I somehow got to a window that told me that for printers that were to be shared with other versions of windows I could optionally install drivers to support such machines. Didn't have the driver disk handy and took the window down. Now I can't even find it again.

I need some help in sorting this all out. Part of the problem is that out there in "network land" there are redundant remnants of previous installations that are being remembered inappropriately. I'd really li... Read more

Answer:Installed network printer on W7 machine, now XP machine won't print to it

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Hello,

I'm having some trouble networking windows 7 and xp sp3 machines together. The xp machine can see the win7 machine and access its files but the windows 7 machine cannot see the xp machine. They are in the same workgroup. I've tried searching for the xp machine by ip and computer name, no luck. Both only have the standard windows firewall on them. Any suggestions? thank you in advance

Answer:cant see xp machine under win7

did you try SEARCHING this valuable information galaxy of a forum? Would be a good start, lots of good posts to read.... before repeating the same thread on here

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-i...p-network.html

try that

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My LAN consists of a gateway/router and 4 PCs ? A, B, C and D.
A thru C are Win7/64; D is XP32/SP3.

Until a few days ago, everyone saw and could access everyone. Then C stopped seeing D. C can ping D, but it can?t see it (in Network or in the network map).

C can still see itself and also A and B.

A, B and D can still see everyone.


I?ve tried all the usual fixes from this and other forums: verified that all have same Workgroup name (no Homegroup); checked the IPs and other adapter settings; checked sharing settings; disabled C?s firewall; rebooted everything and everybody. Also tried to use the LLTD hotfix, but Windows reported that my XP-SP3 install already has it.

I?d appreciate any suggestions. Thanks!

Answer:One (of several) Win7 PCs can't see XP machine

Most likely which ever A/V software you have installed is causing the problem. They can create rules out of thin air that will prevent machines from seeing each other.

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I have been searching forums for days to no avail. I have also posted this question on the Microsoft forum, still waiting on an answer.

New Machine Specs:
AMD FX-8120 3.1GHZ AM3+ 8 Core
Corsair Vengeance 8GB Memory x2
Corsair Force Series GT 120GB SSD
Biostar TA990FXE Motherboard
Video Card PNY VCGGTS4501 GeForce GTS 450 1GB
Lite On DVD
Installed Win7 on new SDD. Loaded motherboard drivers (nic, sound, chipset), updated windows 115+ updates. SP1 would not install.

Reinstalled Win7, deleted partitions, clean install, loaded nic driver only, still would not install SP1.

Reinstalled Win7, deleted partitions, clean install, loaded nic driver only, installed all updates except for SP1, downloaded SP1 to install manually. Windows cannot install.

I then gave up and reinstalled one last time. When SP1 is available in windows update I get the following error: TRUST_E_NOSIGNATURE (0x800b0100)

For all of the above attempts I had no other software installed, windows firewall turned off. Any ideas?

Answer:Win7 SP1 Won't Install on new machine

I did have the option a couple of times to download the "System Update Readiness Tool" . The last time it ran successfully. SP1 still not installed. Tool not available now in windows update.

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Hello helpers I send you guy my scan FRST 64 fort check. After install an ad-don  the machine become extremely slow. Thank you for your help.
 
I join the file FRST.TXT and ADDITION.TXT
 
 
 
 

Answer:Machine URANUS Win7 X64

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I'm having 'fun' trying to connect to my old XP desktop (name - STUDYXP) from my new W7 desktop (name - STUDYWIN7). All I want to do is to be able to copy files from the old PC to the new PC by mapping to drive C onto the W7 machine.
I'm at the point now where from W7 I can 'see' both STUDYWIN7 and STUDYXP under the network on the Wiv7 PC.

If I expand STUDYXP, Iit shows the file structure and I can actually open some folders, see the files and drag them across to STUDYWINXP.

But when I try to expand Documents and Settings or Program Files I get... "Network Error
Windows cannot access \\STUDYXP\Drive (C)\Document and Settings
You do not have permission to access \\STUDYXP\Drive (C)\Document and Settings
Contact your network administrator."

Can anyone suggest what am I missing please or where I am going wrong?

Thanks!
 

Answer:Map an XP drive from Win7 machine

On the XP box go to "Control Panel / Folder Options / View Tab" and uncheck "Use simple file sharing". On the Windows 7 box go to "\\STUDYXP\c$". When it prompts you for a username and password, enter the administer name and password.
 

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Hi,
As above, how I find my Machine Access Code on Windows 7?
Thanks,
 

Answer:How do I find the MAC for my Win7 machine?

Hi,
Is this anything to do with the question you asked about bypassing your Uni's policies?

http://forums.techguy.org/networking/974682-activating-wireless-router-uni.html

Richard
 

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Hi, guys,

Really appreciate any help here...

My laptop was running XP until one day I decided to give Windows 7 a try, as usual, I backed up XP using Norton GHOST before doing a custom(fresh) Windows 7 installation.

Explored a bit with Windows 7, for some compatibility issue, I would like to revert back to XP but keep Windows 7 as a sandbox environment, googling and testing for a few days and now I'm stuck here and seeking for help....

Current situation:
1. Windows 7 boot loader to boot a (VHD Windows 7) along with the XP installation.
2. the Windows 7 VHD is restored to my latest Windows 7 GHOST image which was created when the Windows 7 actually sitting in my first HDD partition(Drive C)
3. the problem is that when I boot the Windows 7 VHD, it will forever stuck in the stage of "preparing the desktop", luckily I can still press Alt+Crtl+Delete to call up the taskmgr and subsequently run a "Command Prompt", then I could see that:
- C is assigned to the first partition which hosts my XP installation
- D:, E: correctly as my DATA drives
- F: is assigned to the Windows 7 VHD
that's the why I can't get my destop showing up...

Any idea I can get the VHD windows assigned with C?

What I have tried:
i. diskpart to re-assign the drive letter - not working - because the partition C is booting & system partition, can not assign or remove drive letter
ii. boot the Windows 7 DVD and repair the VHD windows 7 - not working - however, when ... Read more

Answer:Help! VHD Booting Win7 on XP machine...

Any idea?

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I'm having some trouble with my first 64 bit win 7 self built machine. I feel like I'm lacking some final files or fine tuning. I've tried to run DxDiag but it doesn't recognize my Video or Sound cards or drivers. Even if I run the 64 bit scan. I don't know what info I can give you other than AMD 64 X2 4600+ 2.41 GHz, 4 GB ram, Dual NVIDIA 7900 GS in SLI. I ran Everest Home and it doesn't know my MB either but here's what it got,
( BIOS Unknown
Motherboard Unknown
PCI/AGP 1022-1100: AMD HyperTransport(tm) Configuration [NoDB]
PCI/AGP 1022-1101: AMD Address Map Configuration [NoDB]
PCI/AGP 1022-1102: AMD DRAM and HyperTransport(tm) Trace Mode Configuration [NoDB]
PCI/AGP 1022-1103: AMD Miscellaneous Configuration [NoDB]
PCI/AGP 10DE-0050: PCI standard ISA bridge [NoDB]
PCI/AGP 10DE-0052: NVIDIA nForce PCI System Management [NoDB]
PCI/AGP 10DE-0053: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller [NoDB]
PCI/AGP 10DE-0054: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller [NoDB]
PCI/AGP 10DE-0055: Standard Dual Channel PCI IDE Controller [NoDB]
PCI/AGP 10DE-0057: NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller [NoDB]
PCI/AGP 10DE-005A: Standard OpenHCD USB Host Controller [NoDB]
PCI/AGP 10DE-005B: Standard Enhanced PCI to USB Host Controller [NoDB]
PCI/AGP 10DE-005C: PCI standard PCI-to-PCI bridge [NoDB]
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Answer:Need a little graphic and gen help on my first Win7 x64 machine...

You are running is the latest set. The latest set listed on the nVidia website is the 197.45 set. Now if you read the set of drivers you have installed:

8.17.11.9745

The underlined part is the driver version and it translate to 197.45. /Just move the decimal over a couple of spots. So you have the latest set. So what i would do is try each card separately. Make sure that they both run properly. Maybe you have a bad card.

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I have an unused Windows/ME era Compaq desktop computer that is no longer usable, due to it's OS. (If you've ever used ME then you'll know what I mean)

The parts I think might be usable (to me at least) are the CD burner and the 40gb hard drive.

CD-RW Drive 4X CD-RW Drive
Hard Drive 40.0 GB UltraDMA Hard Drive

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00009344&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=92919

It's a Compaq 5008us desktop.

If there is anything to look at I'll be glad to report back.

No hurry on this one. I'm hoping the HD could be used as a 2nd HD in a Win7 machine...maybe the burner as well.

Thanks.

Brian

ps They are still in the case. The OS has been removed. I tried to put Linux on it but lost interest as it was so slow.
 

Answer:Can this burner or HD run in a Win7 machine?

Why on earth would you want that CD/RW drive? It is too old and slow! It should work just fine though. even the HDD should work as long as it hooks up to the MB it will work.
 

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When I try and run RootRepeal on my Windows 7 home Premium system it says" Error RootRepeal does not support 64-bit OS" Ive tried every compatability mode dont know what to do can some one p[lease help me

Answer:I can not run RootRepeal on my win7 machine

Hello katohio1977 and to BleepingComputer

the reason you cannot run RootRepeal is simply that it is not compatible with a 64-bit OS. Period. It functions in a way which compatibility mode cannot facilitate. If you are trying to complete the preparation steps to submit a DDS log to our malware forum, you may omit the RootRepeal step. If you are simply trying to determine whether or not you have been infected, reply back here with your symptoms and we can suggest some alternative steps to preform.

Hope that helps.

~Blade

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Hi there,
 
I'm running Win7 home premium on a Dell Inspiron One AIO machine.  For the past few days, anytime we boot up the computer it freezes up.  The mouse will move, but we cannot click on any programs.  It gets to the point where I have to hard shut down the machine and reboot (only to have the same loop happen).  I tried running ARO2013 thinking the computer was just slow, but it would freeze up within 5 minutes of starting the computer.
 
I finally got fed up and booted the computer up in safe mode with networking, ran ARO2013 and then ran malwarebytes.  Both cleaned up a bunch of issues, but once I went back to 'normal' windows mode the issues came back again.
 
We primarily use firefox for browsing. 
 
thoughts?  I tried running SUPERAntispyware in safe mode with networking, but it would not run.  McAfee AV would start in safe mode with networking, but would stop after a few minutes.
 
Everything works great in safemode, but I need to be able to do stuff in regular windows!

Answer:think my win7 machine is infected

Hello, can you do these.

Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.
Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.

Please download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.
Link 1Link 2
Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.
Do not reboot the computer, you will need to run the application again.[/list]
Please Download TDSSkiller
Launch it.
Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file system
Click on "Scan".
Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive)
Do not change the default options on scan results.
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Here's a strange issue--at least I think it's strange. I have an old application that I've had since I had Win XP. I'm not sure but I think I had it even on Win 98. Even though it's an old app I was able to install and run in on Vista and Windows 7. I now have the pre-release Win 8 installed on VMware Player and I was wondering if it would run in Win 8. So I opened Win 8 and put in the CD, clicked on the setup.exe file and it installed--or so it seemed. It always installed a short cut on my desk top before. So I looked and didn't see it. It was supposed to have installed in a particular folder, but I couldn't find it. I then installed it again and chose to put a short cut on the desk top. But, it wasn't there. The bottom line is that even though I had Win 8 open in the guest, I discovered that it actually instaledl on Win 7--on the host machine even though I installed it while the guest machine was open. Has anyone seen anything like that before? I suppose it happened because it was such an old app.

Answer:App installed on host machine while in guest machine

When you put the cd into your drive, it fired the autoplay on your host machine and not within your Windows 8 VM. It installed on your Windows 7 host machine. If you had been in the VM, and launched the setup from within the VM, it would not have installed on your host machine. PERIOD.

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I,m new to this development and deployment and am running into a strange problem. I developed an ACCESS db on a laptop. Everything seems ok, it works. I used the Package Wizard and created an installation package. When I installed it on another machine I am now getting errors in the deployment machine that I do not get in the development machine. I seems to be coding issues. Can't load data into field for example.

Why would I get these on the deployment machine and not the development machine? Am I unaware of some way to test the code in the deployment machine? Otherwise how do I solve the problem if I can't deplicate the error in the development machine where I can stop the code and see the problem. I feel like I am missing some trick or secret.

Thanks
 

Answer:Errors in deployment machine not in development machine

Once it is deployed you need to run the connection command on the client to connect to the back end database. Are you using SQL server or all Access for the back end?
 

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My brother just built a Windows 7 machine, and we are trying to connect it to his old Windows XP Pro machine via crossover cable to transfer over his files, but nothing I have tried has worked. I have them both in the same workgroup, I have followed all the guides I have been able to find online, and I still can't get the machines to recognize one another. What do I need to do? If someone could give me a walkthrough, I'd really appreciate it. This is my first time using Windows 7, so I'm not familiar with anything.
 

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imediately after clicking on shutdown with an update ready to install, on shutting down, i got the blue screen, machine-check-exception, uncorrectable hardware error, technical information ***stop:0x00000124 (0x00000000, 0x81FD6028, 0xB6200047, 0x0102010A) or***stop:0x0000009C (0x00000003, 0x8196AF0D, 0xB6200007, 0x0002010A

Answer:machine-check-exception on vista 32 machine

It would appear the 0x0000124 is related to the PCI Express Bus, ie Graphics card Driver or Chipset Software, possibly BIOS conflict.Therefore I would update drivers:a) Chipset Softwareb) PCIe Graphics Card Driver if you have a Graphics Card

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Any advice on how to do this? I have file sharing enabled on both computers. When I view computers and devices from my vista machine, I see my XP machine, but it is showing up as a media device. When I click on it, windows media player opens. It doesn't seem like it should do this since I am sharing more than just media files. In windows media player i get the error, "Before you can access files in this library, you first must have access to this library".

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Hi all, I need to do the following: I have a driver installed in one machine (Sdo Sensor V2 version 10.0.10240.16384, Microsoft) that I need to install in another machine. Is there a way to extract the driver from machine 1 and install it in machine 2? I know that there are 3rd party tools that do this, any recommendation? Thanks
P.D.:The reason I want to do this is that I can't find these drivers anywhere on the web, not even in Dell's Support site

Answer:Extract driver from machine 1 and install it in machine 2?

on machine 1

Make a D:\DRIVERS folder

from cmd prompt type..

Dism /online /Export-Driver /Destination:D:\Drivers

on machine 2
point device manager to the D:\drivers folder to load the drver

change BOLD text to suit your needs

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So yeah I just got my xp machine up and running and I decided to try and set up file and printer sharing however once I installed it in xp I accidently uninstalled it and now I can't seem to reinstall it. If someone could walk me through the steps on how to fix this I would really appreciate it
 
So after screwing around with a few things and like I said before accidently uninstalled microsoft file and printer sharing from the network apdater it seems I am missing the server service.

Answer:How do I share files between my xp machine and my windows 7 machine?

http://compnetworking.about.com/cs/windowsnetworkin1/ht/client4msnet.htmDo similarly for file and printer sharing.Oh and why 2 threads?

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From my XP machine I can ping the X61 Vista system but cannot see any shared drives. Vista system has no trouble seeing shared drives on the XP machine. Network discovery has been enabled. Any ideas appreciated.

Answer:X61 Vista machine drives not visible from XP machine.

Did you change the network to private network on Vista? Shared folder will not be visible under public network.

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I have basically two questions.
1) does anyone know if Aloha Bob's PC Relocator Ultra can work with Vista?

2) Is anyone aware of anyproducts, preferably shareware or freeware that can migrate both data/settings and programs from Win98 to Vista Home Premium?

Thanks

Answer:Moving from a Win98 machine to a Vista Machine

I don't imagine there are any software apps with that feature - any of them new enough to work with Vista would likely not bother with Win98. Data won't be hard to migrate, but I don't imagine Win98 programs would work the same on Vista... You will probably have to reinstall the programs - if they are compatible. (My CD burning software, for example, was compatible with XP but caused the PC to not boot when I tried to install it on Vista) Settings are probably going to be a lot different on Vista vs. Win98...

Here are some links on the subject:

http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/d.../bb309393.aspx

http://technet2.microsoft.com/Window....mspx?mfr=true

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Situation: Win 8 Lenovo laptop is borked - necessitating reinstalling the OS - decided to ditch Win 8 (hatedit) to go with something that works, i.e. Win 7 Pro. The laptop uses UEFI.

Steps, as I understand them: please correct any errors.

Having removed laptop HDD and confirmed it is working and wiped it using my desktop, reinstalled.

Connect USB media into Desktop and format it for FAT32,
Copy Win 7 Pro 64 disk onto USB
Insert USB into laptop, boot and install from USB

Anything I am missing?
 

Answer:Installing Win 7 Pro onto a UEFI Machine (formerly Win 8 machine) - Check me, pls.

Download the Windows USB tool here.

This will load the iso of win7 to a usb pen and make it bootable for the installation.
 

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Greetings;

My wife works at a fitness club and they recently had to replace the office XP machine and purchased a new one with Vista, They had the two machince networked together before one at the front counter and the other in the office, I can not get the new Vista machine networked at all I have searched the internet looking for answers and have tried a few things but have had no success what so ever. Is there anyone willing to help or is there a step by step website that might have good information on this subject. I have the workgroups the same on each machine. I'm lost please help

Smitty
 

Answer:Network trouble Vista Machine To XP Machine

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Hi,

I've searched and can't seem to find an answer for this: is it possible to move a virtual machine in Oracle's VirtualBox to a physical machine?

Thanks

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We have a few windows machines in the home group. I just started using lubuntu and want to have in the network so we can share the files. The windows machines show up , but not the lubuntu. How do I find it?
 

Answer:how do access a linux machine from a windows machine

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Hi,
I've checked here and on a couple of other places; many people seem to have similar problems but not similar enough that I've been able to solve it.

I have a HOME workgroup on my Vista machine that is connected to the printer I want to share. I have made HOME the workgroup on my W7 laptop. The Vista machine is able to access folders on the W7 and the W7 "sees" the Vista machine... the network map on W7 shows a "dotted" line from W7 - Vista but when I try to connect from W7 to Vista it will not accept a logon. I have tried using my normal Vista machine User Name and password and even tried creating a new one just for this connection but Windows Security always says "Logon failure: unknown user name or bad password".

One of the other sites suggested that Client for Microsoft Networks needed to be installed on the W7 laptop but when I checked the properties for the W7 NIC there was no Install option... does W7 need Client for Microsoft Networks?

All settings on the Vista Sharing and Discovery are on.

TIA

Answer:Windows 7 machine cannot connect to Vista machine

I finally figured out that it was Vista machine firewall (AT&T Internet Security Suite by MacAfee) that was blocking the W7 machine from accessing the Vista machine.

After I checked the box in Port and System Services to allow RDP access, I was able to access both the Vista computer and its attached printer from the W7 machine.

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I have an old computer with 2 drives running on it, the C is a little wonky and only starts with XP cd installed under R support to get a C: in DOS. Can I use a printer cable to hook these 2 machines together to get a few files off the D: drive on the old machine from an XP machine? A network cable does not seem to work, I can't see the old machine in the DOS prompt.
Thanks for any help or pointers, and am not sure which forum was correct for this question.

Answer:[SOLVED] Copying data from one machine to an XP machine

hi shamal,

have you tried BARTPE? create an XP live CD using the bart pe builder and you can boot from CD drive of the machine where your wonky hard drive is. from there you can access your C: drive and copy your files on to another computer on the network or on to a USB device.

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I am building a new office machine which I would like to stick windows 7 onto. I also have an old Dell which came with windows XP on it. Can I use the XP key from that in order to use the windows 7 upgrade version?
 

Answer:Upgrade from old Dell XP machine to new Windows 7 Machine

You cannot use the key with the upgrade. You have to actually allow 7 to see the XP installation first. Then you do a custom install (clean). Just finally upgraded myself.
There are soem other work arounds for this. Just google it.
 

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I can copy and paste only text and screenshots.

Answer:RDP: 10 Local Machine - XP Remote Machine Problem

Are both rdp same version or you will have problems update rdp

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Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

Thanx for all assistance--doug

Answer:Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

You can download windows 10 setup media > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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Hi.

I have a network problem. My windows 7 machine is not detecting win xp machine whereas win xp machine is detecting win 7 machine.
They are in the same workgroup named Home. And the networking system is set to work. I have left the homegroup I was previously in. I enabled file sharing for devices that use 40 bit and 50 bit encryption.
On XP I have enabled NetBios over TCP/IP.
File sharing is enabled on both computers.
I think it's something obvious as both instalations on different computers are really fresh and both windows haven't been tampered with.

Thank you for your assistance.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows 7 machine does not detect win xp machine

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My old E-machine power supply died so I purchased a COMPAQ SR1834nx. There is room for additional drives. When I installed the drive from my old machine it wouldn't boot up. What do I need to do to install my old drive?
 

Answer:Installing 2nd hard drive from old machine into new machine

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Hey all, I just got an awesomely unexpected birthday present of a new emachine T2862 that has XP on it, saving me from having to scrape up the dough to replace my 5-year-old CompUSA Home Series refurb-p.o.s. Although I think I remember reading somewhere that emachines were not that good, but I believe it should at least be an improvement over the old one, being 5 times faster and with 5 times bigger hard drive! Expecially considering I'm just about broke financially.

I haven't even opened the box yet, I want to do my homework first on what I need to do... I want to transfer a lot of files from my old computer to the new one. From what I've been reading here, it seems like my best bet is to get some kind of transfer cable -- exactly what kind, where can I get one, and about what will it cost? I've never hooked up 2 computers to each other before, and I don't know what's involved... if it helps, this old thing is running Windows 98, and what I want to transfer is:

1) my music - mostly copied off of CDs and stored in windows media player playlists, I don't want to have to re-copy them b/c the reason I copied them to the computer is some of the CDs had been played so much they were getting warped/scratched etc, besides it's time-consuming - I know copying from one computer to the other doesn't save much time, but it would save me from having to keep sticking in the next CD, doing the copy, and then having to re-type in the library i... Read more

Answer:Solved: cable transfer from 98 machine to new XP machine

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Have a crashed Win10 machine. Tried to "reset" it with a downloaded iso, but this didn't work--maybe the iso was NG.
Anyway, now it won't boot at all. This machine was upgraded from Win 8.1 and I have no paid install disk for it.
However, I do know the correct Windows key for the system that crashed. Can I use a paid install disk that I installed on another system, and put in the key code for the crashed system in order to get it back up and running?

Thanx for all assistance--doug

Answer:Use paid install disk on another machine with the other machine's key

You can download windows 10 setup media > https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/soft...load/techbench
When asked for product key - just skip that page..

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hey there,
about one month ago, i got myself a new computer. pretty soon bsod started coming up, and now it's really becoming too annoying to ignore them. so here's my data (according to that howto post bsod problems post), and i hope someone could help.. :)

? OS - Vista/ Windows 7 ?
Windows 7

? x86 (32-bit) or x64 ?
64bit

? What was original installed OS on system?
I was the one who installed win7 and debian on the system. nothing else touched it before.

? Is the OS an OEM version (came pre-installed on system) or full retail version (YOU purchased it from retailer)?
well i think it's a version the retailer should install for me (since there are instructions for sellers on the box), but i did. so it was not pre-installed)

? Age of system (hardware)
as i said, about 1 month old

? Age of OS installation - have you re-installed the OS?
same, about one month


? CPU
AMD FX-8120

? Video Card
ASUS Radeon HD 6850

? MotherBoard
ASUS M5A97

? Power Supply - brand & wattage
cooler master silent pro 600W

? System Manufacturer
none, it's been assembled by some store.

? Exact model number (if laptop, check label on bottom)
none either, of course

thanks a lot! :)
compul

Windows7_Vista_jcgriff2_n_perfmon.rar

Answer:periodical BSOD on new win7 machine

hey :)
i did the driver verifier thing, and it BSOD'd on bootup. after system restore, it didn't give me a new dumpfile tho :\

is that because of restore? should i do it again?

greetings,
compul

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I just built a computer and I'm still working the bugs out of it......like not being able to install windows. I am trying to install win7 ultimate 64x from a DVD. I have 1 SATA optical drive and 1 SATA hard drive. I uesd the RC for a while on my old comp and it would install wicked fast. On this machine it takes about 10 minutes before it gets to the partitioning interface. After about 10 more minutes letting it try to format I get an error code that I can't remember, so I formatted my drive with gparted instead and tried to install on the fresh partition and I got an error code I do remember. 0x8007045D comes up and gives me some guff about files not being there. It's an OEM copy I purchased with my computer parts so It's totally legit. I am totally puzzled and could only think to come here for help.

Answer:Can't install Win7 64x on a brand new machine

You could try a IDE DVD Drive.

Take a look at these posts:

http://www.sevenforums.com/installat...-problems.html
Tutorial quick reference list for Installing Windows 7
Questions to use for help with Installation Issues
Clean Install Windows 7
USB Windows 7 Installation Key Drive - Create

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I wanted to get some collective thoughts from the masses, so I am asking this around. I wanted to "test" Windows 7 on a couple of laptops before actually installing the OS, so I am using a virtual environment. Call me skeptical, but I don't trust that the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor tool will give me a 100% answer as to whether or not I will be able to jump OS's seamlessly and with only minor issues, so I'm trying it this way.I installed the free program that Sun offers, Sun VirtualBox, and loaded the Windows 7 Pro. I highly recommend this program over others. It's quite simple and very reliable, you'll just need to have the media and a license of course. In any case, I ran this on one laptop that I suspected would have major issues, only to find out that so far it's only minor. (Needs audio driver updates, hopefully I'll be able to get them.)So my question would be is testing the laptop from a virtual machine a viable source of information for what I will get if I step into loading Windows 7 as the OS for the laptops?

Answer:Testing Win7 on a Virtual Machine

Simple answer -

in my opinion, "No".

The "virtual" environment is somewhat isolating the Win 7 OS from the actual hardware environment of the laptop.
You should still run the Win 7 upgrade advisor, and even if you don't trust it, it will give you something to build on.

If you can, and these laptops are identical, you could partiton one of the HDs and install Win 7 in the new partition, thereby preserving the original OS while testing Win 7. This would give you the information you need on whether Win 7 will work on them.

If each laptop is different, you'll need to consider each one separately while running the Upgrade Advisor or installing the OS in a test partition.

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Hi All -
I recently built a new Win7-64bit machine which is suffering from somewhat random BSOD's (I have encountered 4 BSOD's in the past 11 days). I have the latest BIOS installed and I think I have updated all of my drivers updated. 3 of the 4 BSOD titles have been MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (the 4th was SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION), so I have run 2 different memory checks - both of which passed at 100%. The machine is for development, so SQL2008, VS2008, IIS along with Outlook, etc. are all running when it crashes. Finally, it mostly crashes at night (when unattended). Hopefully some of these clues help.

I have attached a zip of all 4 Mini dumps in txt form. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:BSOD in new Win7 64bit machine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by tshawver


Hi All -
I recently built a new Win7-64bit machine which is suffering from somewhat random BSOD's (I have encountered 4 BSOD's in the past 11 days). I have the latest BIOS installed and I think I have updated all of my drivers updated. 3 of the 4 BSOD titles have been MEMORY_MANAGEMENT (the 4th was SYSTEM_SERVICE_EXCEPTION), so I have run 2 different memory checks - both of which passed at 100%. The machine is for development, so SQL2008, VS2008, IIS along with Outlook, etc. are all running when it crashes. Finally, it mostly crashes at night (when unattended). Hopefully some of these clues help.

I have attached a zip of all 4 Mini dumps in txt form. Any help would be greatly appreciated.



I am afraid we need the actual DMP files. use these instructions to find and upload them. http://www.sevenforums.com/crash-loc...d-problem.html
thanks

Ken

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It has been many years since I have had a brand name Desk Top. I think it might have been a Tandy 1000. See what I mean about many years? I have put together many of my own or had a local shop put one or two together. I will be faced with getting an additional Desktop machine sometime next year for a family member and expect it will have Win 8 installed.

I will want to install Win 7 on the Win 8 partition but will want to retain the factory installed Win 8 recovery partition for reasons I find it hard to explain right now. Will the clean install of Win 7 mess up the boot manager or whatever such that I will be unable to recover the original factory installed Win 8?

The above is moot if I can find a new machine with Win 7 on it rather than Win 8.

Thanks for any help.

Answer:Installing Win7 on a Win8 Machine

Hello mate.


Just install to an Extended partition / Logical drive and all that is of no concern at all, a simple right click / delete will remove Windows 7 with no startup repairs at all have a look through the information in this tutorial at the link below for some ideas.


Partition / Extended : Logical Drives

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I had a post on the Windows 7 forum, where Hamluis said:
 
"FWIW:  I don't think your browser is the problem, but is the victim.   I suggest that you initiate a new topic in the Am I Infected forum here at BC, concisely summarizing your system problems and mention the fact that I have concerns about the two processes  I referenced in my last post (winvnc.exe)"
"winvnc.exe     Process ID: 2448     User: SYSTEM     Domain: NT AUTHORITY     Path: C:\Windows\winvnc.exe     Memory Usage: 5.45 MB     Peak Memory Usage: 5.48 MB
winvnc.exe     Process ID: 3844     User: SYSTEM     Domain: NT AUTHORITY     Path: C:\Windows\winvnc.exe     Memory Usage: 7.01 MB     Peak Memory Usage: 7.22 MB"
 
 
Months ago my computer started taking longer and longer to boot up.  The desktop would come up fine, but the connecting to the internet took forever, timed today at more than 4 minutes.  Today I had a new symptom - when I tried to boot up, I received an error saying "BOOTMGR NOT FOUND."  I was able to get into the settings and discovered that it was trying to boot from one of my external drives, which are used for backups.  I have ... Read more

Answer:winvnc.exe killing my Win7 machine???

Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2 SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me. Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result. Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free to your desktop.* Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program.* At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Ant... Read more

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Hi all,

Sorry to have to ask and bother you guys, but this is harder than I thought I have already set up my win7 machine such that it is in a home group, but I still can't get my mac to find the files I have shared.

Set up:
- Main desktop is a win7 home premium 64 bit machine
- I want my newly acquired Macbook Air to view the shared files
- The desktop is connected to the router via LAN while my MBA via Wifi, if this is of any significance

I already have the IP addresses for both computers, and as they're both on 192.168.1.XXX it should mean that they're indeed both connected via the same router, which I thought would've made things easier.

I kept on trying to get my MBA to find my desktop by looking up the desktop's IP address but it doesn't work.

Was wondering if anyone know what I'm doing wrong, thanks so much in advance!!

Answer:Want to share files on win7 machine with a mac

Apparently there is a way to make a Mac work with a Windows 7 Homegroup although Homegroups wasn't really made to work with other Op systems.

Follow the link below for this.
File sharing between Mac and PC / connect Mac to Windows 7 homegroup. (part 1)- YouTube

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PERMISSIONS make me want to DIE!

Alright, I need to get working on this machine right away. I just barely reformatted with Win7 Ultimate, and I partitioned the drive to be C:200GB and D:400GB. I installed on C. I then went to my back up external and started trying to copy things to the D drive. I kept getting random "Access Denied" errors, so I followed this tutorial on my D drive.

Basically, it said to change the ownership of the drive, and then remove all other users from the permissions other than Administrators/MyName.

Now - I can't even access the D drive at all. It says Access Denied over all of it.
-------

P.S. The reason I reformatted was because I was trying to fix the permissions last time and followed tutorials having me edit the registry and stuff - and everything go WAY screwed up.

All I want to do is be able to copy and access my [email protected]#$ing files!
Please help. I've been working on this all day today and yesterday, and I'm almost out of time.
 

Answer:Please help quick. Must fix permissions on my Win7 machine.

When you changed permissions did you check that box that says &quot;Replace owner on subcontainers and objects&quot; for owner, and, under advanced and the permissions tab, &quot;Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this object&quot; (not sure that second one is necessary but it couldn't hurt)?

I had trouble with this when I had 2 accounts on the system even though I was signed into the account that was the owner. I ended up having to add &quot;everyone&quot; to be able to access everything. I ended up deleting that account (I can't believe the trouble it caused, thanks Logitech... long story) and was able to delete the 'everyone' entry.
 

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So I am building a computer and have just ordered my parts. Was just wondering would I be able to install a VM of WinXP 32bit on it if I install Win 7 64bit as the physical OS on the machine without any problems?
 

Answer:Solved: VMs on a Win7 64bit machine

Yes, but you will need to enable "Virtualization" mode in your BIOS before running ANY VM's.
 

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Two days ago I was prompted to upload an update for Java. I did and was then ask to install a special program just for 64 bit machines. The computer went crazy. I uninstalled the updates but the machine is still acting very slow. It won't let me defrag. I was able to do a disk cleanup but it also ran very slow.
 
Help
 
Sudsy
 
MSI 64 bit (from iBuyPower)
4 G ram

Answer:Win7 64 bit machine running very slow

Download and run wipe  and system ninja,
 
https://privacyroot.com/software/www/en/wipe.php
https://singularlabs.com/software/system-ninja/
 
Step 1: eScanAV.
 
Disable your antivirus prior to this scan.
http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/114351/how-to-temporarily-disable-your-anti-virus-firewall-and-anti-malware-programs/
Download the eScanAV Anti-Virus Toolkit (MWAV)http://www.escanav.com/english/content/products/downloadlink/downloadcounter.asp?pcode=MWAV&src=english_dwn&type=alter
Save the file to your desktop.
Right click run as administrator.
A new icon will appear on your desktop.
Right click run as administrator on new icon.
Click on the update tab.
Once you have updated the program, make sure the settings are the same as the picture below.
Once you have made sure the settings match the picture, hit the Scan & Clean button.
Upon scan completion, click View Log.
Copy and paste entire log into your next reply.
Note: Reboot if needed to remove infections.
 
Step 2: Zemana
 
Run a full scan with Zemana antimalware.
http://www.zemana.us/product/zemana-antimalware/default.aspx
Install and select deep scan.

Remove any infections found.
Then click on the icon in the pic below.

Double click on the scan log, copy and paste here in your reply.
 
 
Step 3: Junkware Removal Tool.
 
Please download Junkware Removal Tool and save it on your desktop.
Shut down your anti-virus, anti-spyware, and firewall software now to ... Read more

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Hello.

Last couple of moths we are migrating machines to win7. And the tendency of our company is to put all printers on network (server 2003). But something happens when we install new network printer. After installing new network printer, all the machines on win7 suddenly have lost connection to the all of the printers they have been connected to previously. And our policy is that users have no installing rights and we tend to keep that. Only solution is to go to the user and log on as admin and connect printer again. Did anybody had similar problems and has a solution or knows whats the problem. Thanks

Answer:Win7 machine + network printers

Yes we did. Sorry to say the solution was to install a new Print Server on Windows Server 2008 R2. All Windows 7 machines and XP machines have no issues with printers or them sticking.

I hope you find another solution. I will keep reviewing this Thread. -WS

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I currently upgraded to a new pc with Windows 7 but almost all my older programs that I already own dont want to work. says its not a win32 program. i realy do not want to have to buy new games. Is there a dos or 98 adaption program? I know i had set something in windows xp to get my 98 programes to run. yes i am cheap. but who isnt these days.lil joha

Answer:xp and 98 programs needed on win7 machine

It may be that you can reload your Windows 7 to a 32 bit install. I would look into that unless I paid for 8 G ram. You would end up with only 3.something G available on 32 bit.Many dos and 98 programs may run in dosbox. You may be able to convert your old install to a virtual machine with vmware's p2v app. Then run your old computer in a vm.Could make a new vm with your old xp or 98 cd with vmplayer or virtualbox or virtualpc.If you have one of the two highest product windows 7 you can get a free xp copy in the virtualpc (same name --dumb MS) .In real rare conditions you be able to run an app but the installer is not 32 bit. In that case you may be able to put a trick that takes an installed program and moves it to a new computer.Why did it take me over a year to phone in a problem to ATT?

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I have a Win7 Computer on a network with 2 other Win7 computers and a few xp computers. On the main Win7 PC is a folder which i share with all the other machines. After setting this up, i checked that the Win7 computers and XP computers could see the drive and all was good.

However, after using some of the Win7 PC's to create new files and folders inside this shared folder i noticed that it was only the other Win7 PC's that can see the new files/folders.

I have also created new folders in in shared file using the xp machines... refreshed the folder and they disappear...

The xp machines can see the folder still and access lots of other files within it, but can never see new files or folders...

HELP!!!!! in desperate need for some assistance please.

Kind Regards,

Samuel
 

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OK, first off, my specs:
-Windows 7 Home Premium, SP1, 64 Bit
-16 GB DDR3 RAM
-Intel Core i7-3720QM, 2.60 GHz
-Samsung EVO 840 500GB SSD
-nVidia GTX 680M discrete graphics
If there's anything important missing here, please let me know.
 
Okay, on to my problem:
I have no earthly idea what's going on. The symptoms are as follows:
-Windows Update can't install any updates to the OS, security updates, anything like that. It CAN and does install driver updates, such as new drivers for my graphics card or other hardware, but the OS can't update.
-Every time I restart the computer, the date and time are changed, usually by one hour, sometimes more. Additionally, any changes I've made to the system disappear.
-ANTIVIRUS KEEPS DISAPPEARING. This is a HUGE red flag, it makes me suspect that I've got some sort of incredibly nasty malicious program on my computer. At first I had Avast! installed, then one day I noticed that disappeared (this led me to take note of the other funky stuff going on, too). I tried starting up Microsoft Security Essentials, only to find that the service for MSE wasn't installed anymore on my computer. So, I uninstalled and reinstalled MSE. Then, I restarted again, and voila, the service was gone again. Something appears to be actively deleting antivirus on my computer. This seems very, very bad.
-I managed to get Malwarebytes (the free version) installed on my computer and it doesn't disappear upon restart. It doesn't get deleted, but every time I run th... Read more

Answer:Having serious trouble with my Win7 machine, no idea what's going on, need help!

When did this problem started?

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Just in case it becomes necessary if Win10 is a bust is it possible to install Win 7 on top of Win 8.1 and get some piece of mind.

dick

Answer:Win7 install on a Win8 Machine

You will have to wipe the drive before installing.

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Hi,

I'm trying to do a restore on a XPh machine on the LAN, using a Paragon Backup linux boot disk. In Paragon's Network Configurator, by drilling down I can see the other XPh machine on the LAN, but though the Win 7 machine is seen, no folders are revealed.

On the Win7 machine I have three locations that are shared - one on the system disk and two on a USB disk. The USB disk holds the backup image I want to use. I have it set to Shared, for Everyone, and Everyone has read/write permissions at the least (under Share it only says Read/Write; under Permissions I opened it up to Full Control temporarily).

It seems the bottleneck here is on the Win7 side. Can anyone see cause of the problem?

Thanks,
p.

Answer:Win7 and Linux machine won't talk to each other

To share out an entire drive with Windows 7 you need to take an extra step beyond the standard sharing permissions.

You need to go into the Security tab of the drive and allow "Everyone" access by adding Everyone to the access list like in the picture below. Be sure and hit the apply and ok buttons once you change the settings for the authenticated users. That should get you full access to the drive. You can change it back after you get what you need.

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Hello,

At work, I had a Windows XP PC with a static IP address, which was acting as a server, with 7 client PCs connected to it (also each with static IPs).

The server PC died, and the replacement is a Win7 machine, which I am in the process of setting up. I recently learned that the software we use does not work on Win7, so I've installed Windows Virtual PC and XP Mode.
I also find that the company who provide the software are happy for me to try this, but they do not provide support for customers installing the software on an XP Mode virtual drive on a Win7 machine, so I've been pretty much left on my own to complete a test install.

I'm almost there with getting all the software installed and stuff, but I have a question with regard to the IP addresses.
At present the Win7 machine has the same IP that the old server PC had, and the XP Mode virtual drive has a DHCP "obtain automatically" IP address, but with the DNS server set to the IP address of the router. This works in terms of both the Win7 PC and the XP Mode having network (internet) access.

However, is this correct for when I start up the software and re-connect the client PCs?!?
I have a feeling that as the XP Mode virtual drive is acting as the server, it should be this that has the server IP address, not the the Win7 PC itself. But if so, then what should I set the IP address of the Win7 machine as? DHCP? Another address in the IP range?

I initially tried giving the XP Mode a (differen... Read more

Answer:XP Mode as server on Win7 machine?

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I am setting up a computer for a user in an office. The user can access all her required network share folders from her existing computer and from any other computer in the office. The computer we are setting up for her is denied access to the two network
shares that she needs to be able to access. We are able to map the drives but get "You do not have permission to access
\\computer\folder. Contact your network administrator" We are able to access shared folders on the same machine that contains the folders for which access is denied.

There are two shared folders with this problem. One is on a domain server, the other is shared on a workstation. There is acess to other shared folders on either of these machines. Access is only denied to the folders that we need to map.
I have also tried logging on to the problem machine as another user with administrative privileges and get the same permission denied error message.
So it appears that the problem is on the Windows 7 machine not on the server since the problem is not experienced from any other computer on the network.

I have tried turning off the firewall, renaming the computer and logging on as a different user. We have also looked in Group Policy for any policy settings but didn't see anything obvious. I am not fully knowledgeable about Group Policy editing so I could
be overlooking something in Group Policy.
Would appreciate any help or suggestions for fixing this.

Sam

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Hi Experts,

I have recently got a new laptop with Win7 professional and facing a strange problem that sound becomes dead as soon as I connect USB modem to it and open the vendor specific software. I was using the same modem on win xp machine for last one year and did not face any such issue. I tried to install the new drivers for audio but problem still persist. Verifed the drivers for audio and modem and everything looks to be fine and working. Please advise.

Answer:No sound while using usb modem on Win7 Professional 64 bit machine

It sounds like the USB modem is setting itself as the default audio playback device (possibly so you can get any audio notification from the modem). With the modem connected, check what device is set as the default playback device in the Sound panel in the Control Panel. Your "speakers" (your PC sound) should be set as the default.

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Greetings all,

Yes I know the title is nuts, but according to here I know the RAM part can be covered:
Install Windows 7 on Computer with Less than 512MB RAM

Now, here's my question - have an old Gateway Solo 9100 with a PII @ 400 MHz with 384 MB of RAM (max) and a 160 GB HDD. Problem is it suffers from an 8.4 GB limit, i.e., the C:\ will only be 8.4 GB or so, but the rest of the drive will be under E:\.

So, any suggestions on installing this? Can it be done? I know I'm nuts but hey I like a challenge!

I do have a Win7 Enterprise SP1 32-bit disc if that helps.

Thanks!
VV5

Answer:Installing Win7 Enterprise 32-bit on a 384 MB machine w/ 8.4 GB limit

Nope

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hello, i switched my bosses computer to win7 here at work, all went fine.. we are using win98 under VMWARE 6.5 for our windows 98.. everything works great, except i cannot get it to access the printer on the win7 machine, it sees it but always gets a access denied error, i have turned off password sharing.. and any of the xp/win7 machines see it fine.. just the damn 98.. and i can't not use 98 cause of our POS software...

Any ideas? thanks!

Answer:Anyway to share the win7 printer to a win98 machine?

Anyone have any luck trying this? i have tried the tricks people posted for making vista work with 98.. but no luck in 7

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Hi everyone, I just wanted anyone's thoughts on this before I give up and reformat my machine to get rid of the Ramnit.A malware.

I noticed I had issues on Friday when I could not get firefox or chrome to launch. I ran Super Anti Spyware and Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware but neither could remove all of the flagged files. Unfortunately I was going away for the weekend so I left it till this morning to 'resolve' an have spent most of the day running assorted malware removal tools and although the browsers are now working, the desktoplayer.exe file and others are still being found.

I've attached my latest log from MBAM and also my MGlogs zip file. From trawling the threads on this forum I'm now running my first ESET scan of which I'll post the log before continuing with back to back scans & logs. It's currently on 70% with over 8000 infected files!

I'm not too precious about avoiding the reformat as I have all of my data on a QNAP NAS driver which appears to be uninfected however if I can at all avoid having to reinstall all my software and preferences etc it will save me a lot of time.

Thanks in advance for any help
 

Answer:Desktoplayer.exe Ramnit.A virus on Win7 x64 machine

Ok, so the first ESET scan completed and found 30960 infected files!!

I've attached the log file and will set the scanner off for a second time

Thanks again guys
 

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Hey, i have already posted this issue on other forums, its been 3 days and no proper advise/solution yet.
my pc consists of the following:

processor: intel 3770k
motherboard: gigabyte z77x-ud5h
gfx card: asus ti gtx560
memory: gskill ares 4x4gb 1600mhz
psu: corsair tx 850w
ssd (primary running win7 64): crucial m4 128gb
hdd: wd caviar black 2tb

from day one im experiencing a bsod twice a day and its been more than a week already, two types on msges occour on the bsod's, heres the log taken out of "whocrashed"


On Fri 13/07/2012 00:53:56 GMT your computer crashed
crash dump file: C:\Windows\memory.dmp
This was probably caused by the following module: iusb3xhc.sys (iusb3xhc+0x2FD97)
Bugcheck code: 0xD1 (0x2C, 0x2, 0x0, 0xFFFFF880090A2D97)
Error: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
file path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\iusb3xhc.sys
product: USB 3.0 Device Driver
company: Intel Corporation
description: Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver
Bug check description: This indicates that a kernel-mode driver attempted to access pageable memory at a process IRQL that was too high.
This appears to be a typical software driver bug and is not likely to be caused by a hardware problem.
A third party driver was identified as the probable root cause of this system error. It is suggested you look for an update for the following driver: iusb3xhc.sys (Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver, Intel Corporation).
Google query: iusb3xhc.s... Read more

Answer:BSOD -> new machine freshly installed win7 64

Hello nuclearz0r and welcome to TSF!

Many of the dumps attached are D1: IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL bugchecks and are pointing to the driver culprit iusb3xhc.sys (Intel(R) USB 3.0 eXtensible Host Controller Driver).

Update this driver here.

dtsoftbus01.sys is listed in your loaded modules list, this is the Daemon Tools driver. I recommend fully uninstalling Daemon Tools as it's a very popular cause of BSOD's. Optional visualization programs are: PowerISO, ImgBurn, etc.

GVTDrv64.sys is listed in your loaded modules list, this is the Gigabyte Easy Tune 6 driver. Rather than updating this driver, I recommend fully uninstalling this utility as well as any other motherboard utilities from your system as they are known to cause issues.

Regards,

Patrick

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Install XP virtual machine on Toshiba Laptop with Win7 Professional. TOSHIBA Satellite L510 PSLQ0A-030003.Win7 can't read Help menus made in Win Help Menu format so I want to do the above and need help.I was told to download VMware which I've done and to download XP which I think I've done.When I click the XP shortcut on on the desktop the Toshiba Disc Creator window comes up with a range of empty folders, which are obviously on Win7, and the XP icon. This will be to make a useable CD. I have XP on the Cyclone tower PC and although I can't find the original disc I do have its Key Number. What do I do now?Is anyone able to walk me on from here?If more info is needed I do have a report from Belarc's scan from yesterday.Thanks,Mike

Answer:Install XP virtual machine on Laptop with Win7

See the link below. VMWare and Windows 7 virtual PC are not the same thing. Windows 7 professional is eligible to download and run a special copy of WinXP in a virtual mode, which you also download from Microsoft. All instructions are included. Some laptops can't run Windows Virtual PC.http://www.microsoft.com/windows/vi...If you are downloading a copy of WinXP from somewhere else it is not a legal copy and we can't help you with that.

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Need to know if I can install Win7 32bit On A 64bit Machine. If so, what are the advantages and disadvantages? Thanks.

Answer:Installing Win7 32bit On A 64bit Machine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Tarkus13


Need to know if I can install Win7 32bit On A 64bit Machine. If so, what are the advantages and disadvantages? Thanks.


Yes you can

Advantages
smaller resources footprint, less problems with drivers, less minimum system requirements

Dis advantages
Somewhat slower, can only use ~3,25 gigs of ram even if more is installed
Ken

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