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

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

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.

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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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ive got 2 computers hooked up to a router by Ethernet sharing an internet connection, the internet connection works fine for both computers. i would like to share documents also between the computers

one is a windows xp 32
one is a windows 7 64

ive set up many networks in the past with a bunch of xp machines without any trouble but now i am having trouble
my first step was on the windows 7 machine, i went to control panel -> network and sharing center -> setup a connection or network -> set up a new network

this is where i believe i am making a mistake of some kind, it seems that the windows 7 machine is assuming that i want to set up the network wirelessly, when it is connected to the router via Ethernet. it simply brings me to a screen that says choose the wireless router or access point you want to configure, and hangs there with a greyed out next button

everything seems to be going fine on the xp machine, i created a new network called "sharebear", told it that the computer connects through a residential gateway, enabled file and printer sharing, rebooted the machine, and confirmed that there was a new folder in the network places for shared documents

i went back to the windows 7 machine where it was still hanging, rebooted it, looked for the new network in network and sharing center and it wasn't there, i tried again to "set up a new network" on the windows 7 machine with the same hanging screen

what am i doing wrong?

Answer:connecting 1 windows 7 machine and 1 windows xp machine to share files

Make sure that both computers are in the same 'Workgroup' then follow these instructions
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/24232-sharing-permissions.html

Also, make sure both computer's Anti-virus and Firewalls are set to allow sharing.

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I have an orange crossover cable that I have connected to both machines and I set up sharing on both but the Windows XP machine doesn't show the 8.1 machine. I'm trying to pull some movies and music off my 8.1 laptop because I use my XP desktop as a media server of sorts.

I can't figure out how to get them to recognize each other and my connection just says "limited."

Can someone help?

Answer:How do I share files between 8.1 machine and XP machine

Just like you did in XP. Right click on the folder and in Sharing, choose to share. In Network Connections. Set security for 40/56. Turn off Home Group.

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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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hey,

i have a laptop runnign windows 7 ultimate which is connected to a home network through a wireless router.
i have another xp machine connected thorugh a cable to that same router.
the xp machine can find the win7 laptop just by type \\(name) and the "run" prompt line.
but the laptop machine cant.

i researched all the availabe forums and cant find a solution to the problem.

under advanced sharing settings i have it all on "on".

hope you can help,
oren

Answer:cant share files with xp machine

For a mixed OP system network do not use the Home network location. Use the Work network location if you have an XP machine in your network.

Go through this tutorial about sharing with XP, click on the XP tab, it should help.
Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows

This one is more general but has good info.
Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

After going through all of that if you are still having file access problems try doing this registry adjustment on the Win 7 machine with the problem.

Solution is really easy just modify one key in registry:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System
create or modify 32-bit DWORD: LocalAccountTokenFilterPolicy
set the value to: 1

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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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Win 10 machine has fileshare being accessed by XP and MAC machines without problems.
Trying to connect a Win 7 machine but it insists that the login does not have access to the share.
The login and password are valid. The share and security is open to everyone. All machines are in the same workgroup.
The win 7 machine can see other machines on the net and the Win10 machine can see into shares on the Win 7 box.

So it is just the win7 => win10 that is the problem.

Don C

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I need to share files between a hyper v host and a local guest os. Any ideas?
 

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Hello I'm trying to access a Windows 10 Machine on a Worgroup from My Windows 7 Machine
From the Windows 7 machine I can browse the Windows 7 Machine
But when I try to acces the windows 10 Machine it requires Username Password and the single ADMIN username / Password used on my Windows 10 machine does not work

I look around on internet and just found some tricky solution that needs Registry editing

Is it really so complicate to configure Windows 10 for networking ?

Thanks for your comments / suggestions

Answer:Is it possible to Share a Windows 10 machine on a WorkGroup

When you define your shares, add the Everyone account with whatever access level you want. Read, Read\Execute or Full Control then Share it.

For instance, to make the C: drive available to other network computers:

Add Everyone




Open This PC
Right click on C: and select Properties
Click on the Security tab
Click the Edit button under Group or user names box
Click Add
In the Enter object names to select box, type everyone then click Check Names.
You should see Everyone
Click OKSelect Everyone then check the Permissions for Everyone boxes in the Allow column that you want to allow
Click OK and OK.



Share drive or folder:




Click on the Sharing tab
Click on Advanced Sharing
Click hare this folder
Give the share a name. I use names like Lenovo_C, Toshiba_C or HP_C, something that makes it easy for me to know what shares I'm looking at when viewing over the network.




Turn off password protected sharing:




Right click on Network and select Properties.
Click on Change advanced sharing settings at left.
Click the down arrow next to All Networks at the bottom.
Select Turn off password protected sharing.
Click the Save changes button.

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Hello I'm trying to access a Windows 10 Machine on a Worgroup from My Windows 7 Machine
From the Windows 7 machine I can browse the Windows 7 Machine
But when I try to acces the windows 10 Machine it requires Username Password and the single ADMIN username / Password used on my Windows 10 machine does not work

I look around on internet and just found some tricky solution that needs Registry editing

Is it really so complicate to configure Windows 10 for networking ?

Thanks for your comments / suggestions

Answer:Is it possible to Share a Windows 10 machine on a WorkGroup

When you define your shares, add the Everyone account with whatever access level you want. Read, Read\Execute or Full Control then Share it.

For instance, to make the C: drive available to other network computers:

Add Everyone




Open This PC
Right click on C: and select Properties
Click on the Security tab
Click the Edit button under Group or user names box
Click Add
In the Enter object names to select box, type everyone then click Check Names.
You should see Everyone
Click OKSelect Everyone then check the Permissions for Everyone boxes in the Allow column that you want to allow
Click OK and OK.



Share drive or folder:




Click on the Sharing tab
Click on Advanced Sharing
Click hare this folder
Give the share a name. I use names like Lenovo_C, Toshiba_C or HP_C, something that makes it easy for me to know what shares I'm looking at when viewing over the network.




Turn off password protected sharing:




Right click on Network and select Properties.
Click on Change advanced sharing settings at left.
Click the down arrow next to All Networks at the bottom.
Select Turn off password protected sharing.
Click the Save changes button.

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I need to access d:\inetpub\wwwroot on my windows 7 machine from my xp box.

I have shared the folder as \\win7machine\wwwroot

Trying to map the network drive, I have tried to browse the workgroup. I can see win7machine in the workgroup, but clicking the plus button shows nothing. I have tried to connect using different credentials, \\win7machine\myname and the proper password, and then browse the network, same thing.

Typing in \\win7machine\wwwroot for the path with the 7 machine credentials says it can't be found.

I can't find out how to add an xp user to the seven machine.

Any ideas?

Thanks!

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Answer:Trying to access windows 7 share on xp machine

You can't really add a single user to the permissions list but have you tried adding "Everyone" to the permissions list on the Windows 7 machine? If that doesn't work then most likely your A/V software is blocking sharing functionality which is very typical.

This assumes that both of those machines are in the same workgroup and that you have run the Network set up Wizard on the XP machine.

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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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I have a unusual case where I need to setup two mapped network drives as two different users to the same share location. When I attempt to map the second drive after inputting the user name and password the system goes on its merry way for a few seconds
and then returns me back to the username/password input.
If I change the second mapped network drive to use the IP address the two shares work happily. If I manipulate the host file and point two paths to the same address then I can also work around this problem. However, I would simply like to know why I am blocked
from setting two mapped drives to point to the same share with different credentials? 
e.g.
TestFolder on TestServer is shared to TestUser1 & TestUser2 where the IP of TestServer is 192.168.0.2.
Case1
If I map S: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1, if I then map T: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser2 it will not work. 
Case2
Mapping S: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1, if I then map T: to \\192.168.0.2\TestFolder using TestUser2 it will work and I can access the folder as the two different users.
Case 3
If I map S: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1, if I then map T: to \\TestServer\TestFolder using TestUser1 it will also work (but I am accessing S: & T: as the same user). 
Why do cases 2 + 3 work, but case 1 does not? 

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Hey guys need some help please.

I've been running WHSV1 for at least 3 years now without any problems. Upgraded my client to Windows 7 and stream movies etc.. no issues at all.

I gave "guest" account enabled with full access on the WHS server machine and just mapped theshares on my laptop...

Anyway, I did some updates on my windows7 laptop and now the computer can no longer see the "server" machine.

"Server" appears in "other devices" in windows explorer but I can't do anything with it. Just takes me to a page server.com by godaddy...

Also, I can no longer use RDP from within my own network! Says the SERVER machine does not exist...

I can log in to the server just fine using logmein.

Also, made sure the windows machine has the network that it joined set to "home." And still nothing...
I've had a similar problem years ago when I used to use zone alarm but I don't know how to fix it now. It's as if a firewall is blocking it or something. Have no idea what happened guys.

Can anyone help me out please?
 

Answer:Windows 7 Machine no longer sees share from WHSV1

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"Server" appears in "other devices" in windows explorer but I can't do anything with it. Just takes me to a page server.com by godaddy...

Also, I can no longer use RDP from within my own network! Says the SERVER machine does not exist...Click to expand...

sounds like name resolution to me. are you using device names or IPs when trying to connect?
 

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I have a legacy Windows XP x86 machine that I am trying to migrate.  To do that I have mapped a number of shares on a Windows 10 x64 machine.  Most of them map normally.  However, when I try to map one of them I get:
Using a command line:
L:\>NET USE I: \\NYW10-0016\Install /PERSISTENT:YES
System error 1130 has occurred.
Not enough server storage is available to process this command.
Using mapping from File Explorer:
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Windows Explorer
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\\NYW10-0016\Install is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of this server to find out if you have access permissions.

Not enough server storage is available to process this command.
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OK  
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The share shows up in my network places and I have been able to map it before to an XP machine.
The big difference between this share and others that I can map is that the share is a USB drive.  Again, please note that in the past I was able to map it.  Has something changed in Windows 10 to prevent mapping to a USB drive?

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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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how to access the default share drives of windows 7 in another windows 7 machine
Hi sir,
Tell me the steps to access the default share drives of windows 7 in another windows 7 machine. I cant able to access my C$ in another windows 7 computer. Kindly give me the solution for this problem..
[Note: i access my c drive in another computer through "\\192.168.10.12\c$" but i cant able to access my C drive in another windows 7 computer]
 

Answer:how to access the default share drives of windows 7 in another windows 7 machine

There are no "default share drives" in Windows 7. You have to enable file and printer sharing and share whatever folders are to be shared, including the "C drive" if that's what you want.
 

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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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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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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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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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Greetings All!

I've been going round and round trying to resolve this problem with no success. We have a small business using a PC as a server. The "Server" and all the PCs except one (the accounting machine) are running Windows 7 Pro (64-bit). All machines (including XP) are using the same workgroup name: WORKGROUP. The problem I'm having is that the XP machine can neither see the Workgroup, nor can I map the machine to the Shared folder on the Win 7 machine. I've been through all the set up scenarios from Microsoft but without success. I know there's handshaking going on because the Win7 Server can see and access the shared directories on the XP machine. It just doesn't work the other way.

Thoughts?

Richard

Answer:Mapping XP Machine to Win 7 Share

Hi -?How to install and use Windows XP Mode in Windows 7 This BC tutorial may just be the one that you are looking for to make your Windows7 match your XP computers -Regards -

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Ok, i try to get to files on my win98 computer, and it wants a password for everything, even though i havnt assigned one (i removed it) what is going on? it even wants a password for the printer! Ive tried every password i might have on the machine and nothing gets thru. this is really annoying and ive seen it happen before, cant remeber how it was resolved
 

Answer:IPC$ Share on WinXP Machine

You get a request for a password for the IPC$-share when you try to access files which are placed on the Win98 machine ?
 

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Ok here's what I'd like to do, I just haven't the foggyest on how to do it.

Router 1: Is connected to the internet
Router 2: Is not connected to the internet

Machine 1: Has a wireless card, is connected Router 1 via wireless & has internet access, is also connected to Router 2 via ethernet cable
Machine 2: Is connected to Router 2 via ethernet cable
machine 3: Is connected to Router 2 via ethernet cable

I want to be able to share the internet connection that Machine 1 recieves via its wireless card, with the other two machines. Is it even possible? If so, how would I go about it?
 

Answer:How to share net from router, to machine, to router, to machine?

Configure the second router as a switch and bridge the connections in machine 1. If your primary router has the common bug that prevents it from properly assigning IPs to machines 2 and 3, look for a firmware upgrade; if that doesn't work then assign manual IP configurations to machines 2 and 3. That's the outline. Caution: I successfully tested this; another person I was trying to help had huge difficulties. Another person got it working but did it slightly differently.

Step by step first configure the second router as a switch according to the following procedure (don't create the Network Bridge yet). Then see if you can ping among the 3 machines. All 3 machines connect to LAN ports of the second router. After you can successfully ping we'll go to the next step.

JohnWill's procedure for configuring a secondary router as a switch and, optionally, wireless access point follows.

Connecting two SOHO broadband routers together.

Configure the IP address of the secondary router to be in the same subnet as the primary router, but out of the range of the DHCP server in the primary router. For instance DHCP server addresses 192.168.0.2 through 192.168.0.100, I'd assign the secondary router 192.168.0.254 as it's IP address.

Note: Do this first, as you will have to reboot the computer to connect to the router again for the remaining changes.

Disable the DHCP server in the secondary router.

Setup the wireless section just the way you would if it... Read more

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Hi,
I am running windows8 pro 32 bit, with a Xerox workcentre 3119 laser printer attached to it, by usb. It prints fine. But... I have a homegroup with a windows7 home premium 64 bit machine on it.
I did a clean reinstall on the windows7 pc, and now I can't print to the Xerox from the windows7 pc.
I tried removing and reinstalling the printer on the windows7 pc,
I tried reinstalling the driver for the printer on my windows8 pc,
I tried removing all the computers from the homegroup and recreating the homegroup,
I tried removing the printer from the windows7 pc and changing the name of "workgroup" and then reinstalling the printer on the windows7 pc.
but I still can print from the windows7 pc. Hum.
Any ideas??

Answer:share printer with windows7 machine

Did you turn on Network Discovery and File and Printer sharing options in the Advanced Networking settings on the Windows 7 machine?

Do you have any type of third party anti virus software installed on these machines?

You should also try going to Windows update on the Win 7 machine, it will usually install the drivers for your networked printer automatically.

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I've got a small office setup with about 20 computers. 16 on Win XP and 4 on Win 7 Pro.

About 10 of these machines need access to an HP Officejet K5400 (without ethernet unfortunately).

It was recently plugged into a Win XP machine where it was shared fine with all of the PCs. I moved it across the room to one of my 4 Win 7 machines and set up it for sharing there. All of the Win XP machines could see it and print fine. None of the Win 7 printers will print to it though. I navigate to the computer using an explorer windows, right click and 'Connect'. The printer pops up as being fine and installs the driver from printer host.

I originally assumed this is a driver issue, but there's no way for me to change the driver locally as that screen is greyed out:

I also thought it may be some type of homegroup issue even though all of the computers are set to "Work". I switched them to Home and put them all on a homegroup which they were able to successfully join. Interesting note, they can't actually see the other homegroup computers, so maybe that's an issue?

Any thoughts?

Thank you!

Answer:Printer hosted on Win 7 machine. Will share to XP, but not other Win 7

Additional info that I thought of already: All Win 7 machines are 32-bit.

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I have two pcs I would like to share my media from to Boxee. The xp machine works like a charm- all media streamed to Boxee. For the life of me I can't get my w7 machine to do the same. I have enabled sharing, password off, etc. and no matter what Boxee see's my W7 machine BUT will not stream it's media. I even entered the w7 IP address manually, still nothing. I posted this over on the Boxee forum as well, but if someone can please help? Is there a conflict cause the XP machine is workgroup and w7 homegroup?

There has to be something very basic I am missing here- Thxs in advance for any help/suggestions.

Answer:W7/XP Machine on same system> trying to share with Boxee....

  
Quote: Originally Posted by 64met


I have two pcs I would like to share my media from to Boxee. The xp machine works like a charm- all media streamed to Boxee. For the life of me I can't get my w7 machine to do the same. I have enabled sharing, password off, etc. and no matter what Boxee see's my W7 machine BUT will not stream it's media. I even entered the w7 IP address manually, still nothing. I posted this over on the Boxee forum as well, but if someone can please help? Is there a conflict cause the XP machine is workgroup and w7 homegroup?

There has to be something very basic I am missing here- Thxs in advance for any help/suggestions.


The fact that you are using both a workgroup and a homegroup in the same network will usually create problems for you. With a mixed Op system network it's best to set up a Workgroup using the same workgroup name for all machines. Besides the usual sharing permissions you will also need to go into WMP and enable the streaming permissions on the Win 7 machines.

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We have a Samsung CLP-550 printer connected to Vista Ultimate 32-bit box.

Checked network connections - all fine and the XP box can see drives, etc. on Vista Box.

BUT the XP machine can't see the printer

I've checked Printer sharing on the vista machine
I've checked group name, etc.
I've checked firewalls and disabled them completely for the sake of the test
I've tried entering in the address of the printer on the vista machine manually
I've tried checking through the forum but so far they aren't applicable as I can see the files on the vista box from the XP box...

...still nothing

Any suggestions?
TIA
 

Answer:XP machine can't share Vista printer

Are you able to access files on the vista computer from XP. Such as Public folder. Can the computers ping each other.
 

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Hi All
I have five computers linked together through a netgear ADSL wireless router to form a workgroup called Archbell
Computer1- running win95 cable connection
Computer2 - running winME cable connection
Computer3 - running win98SE wireless connection
Computer4 - running win98SE cable connection
Computer5 - running winxp professional cable connection

all computers have shared folders and all can be seen by each other except the winxp computer cannot open the shared folders on the win98se cable machine it comes up with the following fault
\\computer69 is not accessible. You might not have permission to use this network resource. Contact the administrator of the server to find out if you have access permissions.
The parameter is incorrect

If I try and run the command \\Computer69 I get the network path was not found.
I can see the shares on the XP machine from the win98 one ok.
the firewall on the xp machine has been disabled and zone alarm disabled on the win98 machine.
Thanks in advance

Steve
 

Answer:Cannot see share on Win98 machine from Winxp

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I have Hyper-v running on Dell Precision T3600 with Windows 8 OS.  I am trying to start a VM (called Windows8VM) to install Windows 8 in the hyper-v virtual machine, but I keep getting the following message:
"Windows8VM" failed to start.
Failed to start the virtual machine "Windows8VM" because one of the Hyper-V components is not running.
"Windows8VM" failed to start.  (Virtual machine ID D670D3BB-9AE2-0453D-9191-EA6EFC242A9C)
The Virtual Machine Management Services failed to start the virtual machine "Windows8VM" because one of the Hyper-V components is not running.
I have turned the hyper-v feature on in the "Turn Windows feature on or off.  The BIOS has virtualization enable.  Help!!! driving me nuts for a week now.
Nick :(

Answer:Windows 8 Hyper-V - Virtual Machine Management Service failed to start the virtual machine

Finally got it to work.  Our admin lock down the devices that could be installed on the computer.  It turned out that one of the vm devices was not allowed to be installed.  Thank community.
nick

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hi guys

i have vmware on my win XP and installed ubuntu on my vmware.
so now i wanna know how can i share my internet connection with ubuntu which is on virtual machine?
 

Answer:how to share internet conection with another OS on virtual machine?

Probably need to go into the virtual machine settings
and set it to use or share the network card.
 

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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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Greetings,

I know I am probably asking for the impossible, or at least the difficult. Regardless, I am running Win7x64 and would like to share a relic HP 1200 Series PCL 5 printer with another machine running XP.

I am already able to share an HP 5610xi all-in-one printer successfully so at least I know the router/hub/network is working. They (the XP machine) can print to the 5610 and would LIKE to be able to print to the 1200. Both printers go though my machine.

I can print on both printers from my Win7x64 machine.

A smart geek told me there is an issue with Win7x64 sharing to XP, &/or that there is a driver issue with XP (Win7 may have come with the needed driver or I might have found and added them - I forget), and that the problem may be insurmountable.

As a last resort, I post here. Because my MG comrades here often achieve the "impossible," well, at least they have if it is possible ...

So, is this something I can do?

Best,

drcarl
 

Answer:Share relic HP 1200 from Win7 with XP Machine

I trust PCPitstop. Here is the drivers page.
http://www.pcpitstop.com/drivers/download/HP~LaserJet~1200~Series~PCL~5.html
There is one for 7 both 32 and 64 bit.
Note: before you can download a driver from the site, you have to signup. I believe you'll get a newsletter and ads for PCPitstop programs. You can opt out of the emails after you download the driver. (I get twice monthly newsletters but I have never run any of the PCPitstop programs).
 

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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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I have an old program that will run on XP but not Win 7 Pro and I am using Windows Virtual PC on my laptop to run it. It works fine but I cannot access files (share drives) from the main hard drive, i.e., the Win 7 file structure. I can work with the VM XP file structure but not the main files. I am able to access flash drives from the VM and so I can move the files around this way but it is very cumbersome. This machine is not on any sort of network. I have done the same thing on my desktop and have exactly the same problem (it operates on Win 7 Pro as well). Security is not a concern; I am the only user of these machines.

I have read what I can find about this and tried resetting all kinds of "sharing" permissions, including sharing just a folder instead of the entire drive, enabling sharing from both the Win 7 side and the VM XP side, etc. I've tried everything I can but to no avail.

Can anyone offer some ideas and/or direct me to a thorough discussion of this issue? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Cannot Share Host Drive while Using XP Virtual Machine in Win 7

Read here, see if it helps: Share host drives with a virtual machine

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Hi.

Setup:

1. Windows 7 Home Prem - (PC-A) This is my new machine
2. Windows XP Pro SP2 - (PC-B) This is my old machine which will end up being my server
3. Windows XP Pro SP3 - (PC-C) This is my netbook

All three are connected wirelessly to a Wifi router.
I'm quiet new to windows 7 and have just built my own pc. I'm now trying to share/map two drives on PC-B so I can access it on PC-A. Now I have googled and run through a few tutorials on how to share/map but I cannot get PC-B to share with PC-A. PC-C can access and view all shared folders on PC-B and can see/access the shared files/folders on PC-A so it must be connected some way.

From PC-A - I pinged PC-B and it replied I ran cmd.exe and did net view and could see all three machines but when I try open/map the machine it asks me for a password and refuses to let me in. I have not had this issue with PC-C trying to connect to either PC-A or B.

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Trying to map/share a drive on an xp machine and to access it on win7

Have you enabled sharing on that drive?
 

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My old XP machine stopped turning on a while ago and it was time to upgrade anyway so I got a sweet new machine with Windows 7 on it. I took the hard drive out of the old machine and hooked it up with a cable so that it works as an external drive. I've been trying to get the files off of that onto my new machine, but no dice. I tried windows easy transfer, but it requires that you install and run windows easy transfer on the old machine, which I can't do because it won't turn on.

So how do I get the files that I need off of there?

Answer:moving files from XP HDD to Windows 7 machine

http://www.techist.com/forums/f127/h...a-win7-155100/

Take Ownership of the files/folders you want to transfer first then transfer them onto your new machine.

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I asked this question recently, then realized I may have asked in the wrong forum. Here is my problem : trying to access folders shared on a win 7 machine from a win xp machine is causing windows explorer to crash. The issue is intermittent and I can't figure out at all what is causing it. So far I haven't gotten an answer from anyone that has helped resolve the problem. Please help, I'm getting frantically desperate to fix it at this point

Answer:Accessing share folder on win7 machine crashing xp

Useful information here: Networking home computers running different versions of Windows

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Home network
Linksys wireless WRT54G.
One comp connected to router with lan cable.
Two others conected with TP-Link wireless cards.

All running XP SP3
All set to share folders
All machines can ping each other and connect to the internet
All set to obtain IPs Automatically

My problem is one machine (new to me) can see shared folders on the other two but will not allow the other two to see its shared folders and printers or see its own shared folders and printer.

I can see it as a work group computer and see the share folders and printers
but when I try to connect to them I sometimes get this error: "not enough server storage is available for this command" or sometimes it just says I don't have permissions and network path not found.

I've tried the IRPStackSize regedit from here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/106167 but the problem still exits.

Any help appreciated
 

Answer:Solved: One machine wont share. Home network

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We've a couple of machines on a home LAN and this first happened to one of them about a week ago. I asked about it here but no solution. Now it has happened to a 2nd machine and broken the whole LAN.
We've never had a User/password and don't want one.

How can I remove the User/password dialogs and restore the access there was previously?

I did try a system restore but was told "No restore points have been created" and I couldn't get the advice (about System protection) to create one to work.

And advice really appreciated as no LAN access mucks up everything at this end.

I should add the 'update' was the one that added an item to the tray called "Store".

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We've a couple of machines on a home LAN and this first happened to one of them about a week ago. I asked about it here but no solution. Now it has happened to a 2nd machine and broken the whole LAN.
We've never had a User/password and don't want one.

How can I remove the User/password dialogs and restore the access there was previously?

I did try a system restore but was told "No restore points have been created" and I couldn't get the advice (about System protection) to create one to work.

And advice really appreciated as no LAN access mucks up everything at this end.

I should add the 'update' was the one that added an item to the tray called "Store".

Answer:Now 2nd machine wants User/pass to file share on LAN (after update)

Should have just bumped the other one. Without a follow up on the old thread, we have to start all over from square one. System Restore needs to be enabled and at least 1 to 2 gb for storage. That is a whole separate thing, same as updates.

Regardless if those updates that I listed in a post are not on the machine, it could come down to a messed up network driver install that is causing SMB/CIFS to not work. Same as Firewall rules or a service that is for networking not enabled and running.

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Why is sharing so hard on windoze???

I have tried everything I could find to get this to work. Seems like renaming the user in 7 has caused the problem. Sharing works fine on a new user that I created but will not work on the renamed account. I even tried this

http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en/itprovistanetworking/thread/cc1d74af-f739-4070-84fb-86319d103cc9

with no joy.

I would like to keep all the settings in the non sharing renamed account. Can it be copied into a new account then deleted or fixed?

TIA
 

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ok is this possible. on all windows 2000 and xp pro machines you can go \\compname\c$ and see the c drive can you do this on a xp home machine. the print$ works but i cant get the c$ to do it. anyone have any suggestions.
 

Answer:accesing the hidden share of the c drive on a xp home machine

Don't you have to establish permissions on both machines?
 

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Hello,

I work for a local high school and have been having a lot of problems sharing a printer attached to a Windows 2000 machine by an parallel cable. I'm trying to share the printer with 2 Windows XP Pro machines. All 3 PCs have the same logon and I have granted access to the printer for that account. File and printer sharing are also checked on all 3 PCs.

Here is a little more information since I had a lot of problems getting this to work. We have a LAN and Novell Server in the school, but the only manages the office PCs. All the PCs are part of workgroups with each room being its own workgroup. The 3 PCs I'm working with are attached to network drops. I could not use the Add Printer Wizard to have the two XP PCs find the printer after it was shared. I had to get the IP address of the 2000 machine and then type in that IP address under run on the two XP PCs. I then double clicked on the shared printer that showed up and installed the drivers. The printer shows up on the two XP PCs as HPDesk 990 on x.x.x.x (the IP address of the 2000 machine). When I first added the printer, it worked fine. After rebooting however, I cannot access it. It just shows Access Denied. The only thing I can think of is that the logon on Windows 2000 requires a password but you don't have to enter as password to login on the two XP machines.

Is there anything else I need to check for? Thanks.

Mythos
 

Answer:Access denied when trying to share LPT attached printer on Win2K machine

Make sure those PCs are ALL in the SAME workgroup, otherwise NO share.
And using a password is a good thing for a flawless connection, even if all passwords are the same.
 

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Anyone know of a simple solution work around for copying files from drives that came out of other computer systems when you are using windows 7?

Example:
- Computer A has had a hardware failure (non-hard drive related)
- I pull the hard drive to get the user's files off for them.
- I attach the hard drive to computer B (runs windows 7 Professional)
- Computer B see the attached drive but I go to copy the users profile (the user's files) stored on that machine I get you don't have permission.

I am in an admin account (domain) but I think it has to do more with the UAC in windows 7. The first time I did this I went in an just took ownership of the files and gave me access to the files. In XP i just always cut/copied and pasted but now just not sure. Just wondering if there is a simpler solution to doing this.
 

Answer:Question: Copying Files with a Windows 7 machine

it is not UAC.
It is all file/folder perms.

Many threads around here about this...
 

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How to block internet access to local machine users. The machine is in under domain control.

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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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I have spend the last 10 stupid days, all of which were stupid, trying to analyze what happened.
I thought it was a corrupted windows file. As it turns out, and I have examined my boot log file which I created, this file is a new virus, hxxp://vil.nai.com/vil/content/v_157111.htm
which was detected by Mcafee on 5/20/09. I have just updated my .dat file for my virus scan and I'm now scanning, again..... all 370,000 files on my seagate hard drive. This first time I ran the scan, there were about 24 files which were quaranteened. I'm not sure where they are placed.

My machine will not boot. Here is the boot log from ntbtlog.txt:

Service Pack 210 30 2005 12:13:01.375
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\ntkrnlpa.exe
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\hal.dll
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\KDCOM.DLL
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\system32\BOOTVID.dll
Loaded driver ACPI.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\WMILIB.SYS
Loaded driver PCI.sys
Loaded driver isapnp.sys
Loaded driver PCIIde.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\PCIIDEX.SYS
Loaded driver MountMgr.sys
Loaded driver Ftdisk.sys
Loaded driver dmload.sys
Loaded driver dmio.sys
Loaded driver Fdc.sys
Loaded driver PartMgr.sys
Loaded driver VolSnap.sys
Loaded driver atapi.sys
Loaded driver cercsr6.sys
Loaded driver \WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\SCSIPORT.SYS
Loaded driver disk.sys
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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?
4. If its a virus, you know you were infected. Is there a way for you to scan that drive for spyware? (either hook it up in another computer, hook it up as an external drive to another computer, or create a boot disk with spyware scanning on it such as UBCD)

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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 to 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

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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Hi folks,

got the following weird problem on my network:

I have one Win XP machine and one Win7 machine. They can see and ping each other. However, the Win7 machine is unable to access the XP machine. When i double-click on the machine in Win7, I get an "Windows cannot access \\NOTEBOOK - you do not have permission" error. The other way round, everything works fine - from the XP machine, I can do all the things i want...

Some Information on the XP machine: Win XP SP3 Home, Avast Anti-Virus (as on the Win7 machine), Windows built-in firewall.

Any suggestions?

Answer:Windows 7 machine unable to access Windows XP machine

Try my registry patch and report back.

See this post -> http://www.sevenforums.com/network-i...tml#post232593

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Hey all. I just recently purchased a laptop with Windows 8 and wanted to set up a VM of Windows 7 on it. I have never worked with VM's before and I'm ready to get it going. Could anyone provide any help as to how to do it. Thanks!!!

Answer:Windows 8 Machine Running Windows 7 Virtual Machine

Hi there,

For beginners I recommend VMware Player:
VMware Player: Run Windows 8, Chrome OS on a Virtual PC
It's free.

You can also find it on filehippo for example.
The install process is easy to follow and the VM's work nicely.

There are other visualization products out there but this on is best to get started with.

Good luck

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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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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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I don't get it, all was great. This morning I was copying and pasting a movie file from folder to folder and instead of 50 seconds I get 9 minutes. Plus while it's in the paste mode the machine slows up and task manager isn't responding
 

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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I have a friend who recently bought a new laptop with Windows-10 preinstalled. At my suggestion, she installed the LibraOffice suite (portable version, from Portable Apps.)

The first time she tried to update an old .xls file from Microsoft Office 2000, she was able to do so with no problems. But the program immediately pops up an error box when she tries to save the updated file. The error message is

Error Saving the document <doc name>
General Error
General Input/Output Error

The header bar in the error pop-up confirms that the error is being generated by LibraOffice, and not by Windows 10.

On further investigation, it turns out that the program won't save newly created Calc files created by the program itself. Have tried "Save". "Save As", "Save a Copy". In every case, the same error pop-up is immediately displayed. So, for example with Save As, you don't get an opportunity to change the file name, extension, or destination.

Some other interesting observations:

I downloaded the very latest version of the program 5.1.3.2. No impact on the problem.

The Writer module works just fine. I can modify and save old .doc files, and newly created files are handled with no problems, regardless of what format I choose to save them in.

I have LibraOffice installed on my own Windows-7 machine and have never had any problems with it. And I routinely work with old Microsoft Office files, both .doc and .xls formats, with no issues at all... Read more

Answer:LibraOffice Calc won't seve files on a Windows 10 machine

I posted this question in a LibraOffice forum, and somebody suggested that the user profile data may have gotten corrupted. Since the installation on the Win-10 machine was the Portable Apps version, the profile folder wasn't in the "AppData" folder where he said I should expect to find it. So I just downloaded and installed the stock non-portable version, which had the effect of creating a new profile folder. That solved the problem. Removed the portable version.
 

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Answer:How To: De-crypt Encrypted files on Windows XP (Stand Alone machine)

Give me a break did you realy think I would miss this ??


This topics locked until our review is over.

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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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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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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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Ok, so here goes...Although I'm an avid viewer of many forums, I typically refrain from posting so please bear with me. 
 
First, I am extremely hoping that all of my problems can be resolved through Software tweaking and fixes, and secondly must let you all know that I have absolutely no idea wtf I am doing.  And Thirdly, have up until now had my technical issues resolved by my father or my significant other neither of which are viable to me, therefore I am coming here asking for assistance because I have been brought to my knees by a realm far beyond my own level of ascertained knowledge...
 
I do not know how much of my problems, or if any, are Malware, Adware, Spyware, &/or Virus related but appreciate all help and will repost in the appropriate sub-forums with pertinent information Just let me know what and where...currently I am unsure as to which that may be related to because of the plethora of ills befalling this machine...
 
I recently purchased a new computer from Newegg and received, what I thought at that point in time was, a faulty machine with some issues concerning the Internet components.  I took said machine to Best Buy to get looked over by Geek Squad...they confirmed my suspicions saying that the wireless components were faulty and that I should RMA the computer.... 
I did so and received another 'New' computer from said company.
The box had 2 storage stickers on it...not a new machine a... Read more

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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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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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 wrote a Diary program for my wife using VB6 on an XP machine. The program was written to save the text files in a Folder under the installed Folder ex: Diary2007\Documents. This worked fine in XP. I have installed the file on a Windows 7 machine. Everything worked fine as far as the program goes. Unfortunately the install did not create the Document folder under the Diary2007 folder. Since then the hard drive crashed but I was able to get it running enough to pull files off of it. I have searched the entire drive for the folder Documents containing the txt files from the program. If I go to the diary program I can still access all of the text files from the program. I have changed the settings to show all hidden files and folders. I did find a folder called Documents but it was locked and I couldn't open it or access it. My wife has 10 years of her diary in there and I don't want to lose them or I'm dead meat!!!

Any help on this matter?? When I set this computer up I gave her admin rights but that doesn't seem to matter. Once I get those files off the hard drive then I can do a security format on it and start over!!

Answer:Lost text files from VB6 Diary program on a Windows 7 machine

What happened to the hard drive from the XP machine? I don't understand how you don't have a source for the files unless you networked them over?

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Greetings,

My laptop has been totalled (dont ask) I have the HDD pulled and in a USB case.

I was running i7 64 bit with Win 7 Home Prem 64b

My older machine I am not certain but pretty sure isnt new enough to run Windows 7 64 it has win xp home whatever it may run win 7 but i dont feel like buying it for that machine if it runs it wont run much shopping for a machine but not in a hurry

1) can i download and run Windows Live mail on that computer with WinXP?

2) will i be able to load my email files to that machine with that Win Live Mail?

the XP machine is a Dell Optiplex GX620 (which will be running again after i run to the PC store and get a new power supply tomorrow)

(By the way I have another win 7 machine which this email is written with its my wife's and we can't live with one computer between us)

thanks so much

Answer:W7 64b Windows Live Mail transfer files to an older WinXP machine?

Hello j45

1) Yes
2) Yes

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This may seem like a studpid questions but I do not wish to render my old machine useless if I transfer settings and files from my old Vista machine to the new Vista macgine. I was hoping I could use the WET to set the Vista setting in my new machine. It would saved me a lot of time.
 
Everything I read said it will "move" not "copy" the settings and files. I just need to know it will not remove the files and settings from the old machine but only copy them.

Answer:Windows Easy Transfer - does it move or copy the files and settings from the old machine?

Hi
 
It 'copies' the files and settings.
 
All of the files and settings will remain intact on the old system.
 
Hope this helps.
 If this post helps to resolve your issue, click the Mark as Answer button at the top of this message.By marking a post as Answered, you help others find the answer faster.

Ronnie Vernon Microsoft MVP Windows Desktop Experience

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We are a small office, 5 or 6 computers. Only 3 are every day computers, other 3 are "server", admin and extra computer.

The three in use every day are new win7pro x64 machines. Our server is xp pro (32bit) with a shared drive as our "server" drive. We access this for all our job related materials, etc. There is no network setup, just shared folders among our workgroup.

We just got the new win7pro machines setup and are using Windows Backup function to create system images to the "server" computer in a shared folder. We've got the images created on 2 computers, and can see the .vhd files and associated folder structure. When testing to see if we could restore from these images, we got the error "Cannot locate backup sets on machine, etc."

I moved the backup folder to the root of the drive, and made sure it was WindowsImageBackup or whatever the default is, but still could not find it.

I didn't have an external drive, as the one that is in the office is being replaced, and the one the boss takes with him, was not available. He will bring it tomorrow, and I will try moving the image to the external HDD, and see if Restore recognizes the backup image that way.

I'm assuming its a permissions thing, but haven't been able to figure it out. I've searched on this site, and haven't found this situation.

I'm probably going to create these initial images with Clonezilla as well, just in case, but we'd like a scheduled solution... Read more

Answer:Restore Windows Back Up Image Files from Network Location (XP Machine)

If nothing else works, you can try this: System Image - Recover a Broken Windows 7 System Image

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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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... Read more

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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I set up an incoming vpn connection on a windows 7 machine and I set up port forwarding.

I am able to connect to it and browse the shared files from a different windows 7 machine. However with a windows xp machine, I can connect but I cant ping it or browse the files.

Thanks

Answer:Cant ping or browse files on windows 7 vpn from a windows xp machine

  
Quote: Originally Posted by ghurty


I set up an incoming vpn connection on a windows 7 machine and I set up port forwarding.

I am able to connect to it and browse the shared files from a different windows 7 machine. However with a windows xp machine, I can connect but I cant ping it or browse the files.

Thanks



Are you using homegroup for networking?

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I was working on a windows 8 laptop and wanted to transfer user files to the new laptop. I pulled the drive from the win8 laptop, plugged it into an open sata port on my windows 7 bench machine (which already contained the files to be transferred) and booted without problem. I assigned the windows 8 drive a letter and opened the drive. All the files of the win8 drive were visible. I opened a directory off of the root, created a new directory and copied the files. No problem. I opened some of the image files and all looked well. I shut down the win7 box, pulled the win8 drive and put it back in the laptop and it booted, no problem. When I went looking for the files, they were no where to be found! Win 8 showed the "used space" as if the copy never happened. Thinking I made an error on the copy I shut down the win8 laptop and pulled the drive, plugged it back into the win7 box and booted. The win7 boot detected "file corruption" on the volume in question and did some "orphan" recovering and a bunch of other stuff. When it finally finished and booted all the files copied were in a "found.000" directory. I took ownership and repeated. Funny thing is that while the win7 showed the drive with the expected 40gb of data taking up space, the windows 8 showed the "used space" as if the data wasnt even there? Can someone please explain why as I try to copy the files from the win7 drive converted to a usb external directly ... Read more

Answer:Files copied from Windows 7 machine not seen on windows 8

That happens all the time when you access Win8 from Win7 or vice versa. I think it is a permission problem but I am not sure.

I suggest to copy the files from Windows 7 to an external drive and then get them from there into Windows 8. Much safer.

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Last night when shutting down the virtual machine within Win7, the virtual machine hanged. Win7 gave me the option of doing a forced shutdown, which I accepted. But now this morning when I try to re-open the virtual machine (which is powered down) I keep
getting the error message "The virtual machine could not be started. An unknown error occurred."  PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve. Any suggestions gratefully received.

Answer:URGENT: My XP-Mode Virtual Machine has crashed: it is powered down and refuses to power up. PLEASE HELP: I have months of research stored in the virtual machine which I need to retrieve.

Hi,

 

The issue could be incorrect configuration of XP mode.

 

Trying to rename the . vmc and .vsv from C:\Users\Username\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows Virtual PC\Virtual Machines
and run Virtual Machine again.

 

Best Regards,

Niki
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I have two computers connected via a 4-port hub.
One computer is running Windows 2000 and the other is running Windows 95.
W2000 machine has the following
Computeer Name: ABC
Workgroup: Joey
IP Address:192.168.0.1
subnet:255.255.255.0

Windows 95 machine has the following:
Computer Name: DEF
Workgroup: Joey
IP Address:192.168.0.2
subnet:255.255.255.0

Both machines have there file sharing on and the little hand is under my C: drive and D: drive on both computers.

The Windows 2000 machine can see both computers but the Windows 95 machine can only see itself.

What am I dong wrong??

please help.

thank you,
SEnna
 

Answer:Can't connect W2000 machine with W95 machine. Need Help!

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Hello,

I regularly encounter the same problem that i can not access or see a XP machine from my W7 machine I could see before in my network. The strange thing is that remote desktop still works. The other way around stll works: I can see the W7 macine on my xp machine.
The only solution I can use to fix the problem is to do a system-repair.
At first this issue appeared after updating ms defender definitions. But yesterday it appeared just after a new startup without any update or change of settings on anything.

I'm completely dazzled about the cause of this problem.
I would like to know the real issue so i can use a proper fix instead of doing a system-repair every now and then.

any suggestions?

Answer:xp machine not vsible form W7 machine

couple of quick questions if I may,

1, is the Windows 7 machine assigned to a static IP on your router?
2. what is the IP of the Windows 7 machine? you can find this by opening command prompt and typing ipconfig /all if your behind a router it will probably look like 192.168.1.x
3. Have you actually shared any folders on the win 7 machine?
4. do you have password protected sharing OFF (this can be configured from network and sharing centre>turn off password protected sharing

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