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cannot access my w7 from my XPsp3

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Guest isonuZ




i can do that on my w7 to view files on my sp3, but i cnt edit them.

when i go to my sp3, and try to access files from my w7, i cnt

but i have full control over my sp2 cz i installed smthn on it to make it accessible (i cnt find it for sp3)

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Lets first start with adding extra letters to your words.....


And tell us again what the problem is, and what the hell you are talking about. Is it:

-a- A Playstation 2

-b- A Playstation 2 and 3

-c- A windows XP machine with Service Pack 2

-d- A windows XP Machine with Service Pack 2 and 3

-e- A windows machine with some external drive attached to it

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Guest isonuZ

what's more to add?

i have 3 systems in my house.

w7, XP sp2, and XP sp3

before i got my w7, i used to access files easily between XP sp2 and XP sp3 (start > my network places)...

when i got my w7, i couldnt...

i found a way to make w7 recognize XP sp2 (a tool from microsoft) and it worked great.

when i log on to my w7 machine, and try to access shared files and folders on my XP sp3, i can, and i can't change anything (coping and pasting and moving shit) but i can access them and open them.

when i log on to my XP sp3 machine, and go to start > my network places > \\"w7 machine" it tells me i dnt have permission to access it...

also, in my w7:

Network and Sharing Settings > network map

there, i can see my XP sp2 but not the XP sp3....



sp2 = Service Pack 2

sp3 = Service Pack 3

w7 = Windows 7


i dnt think u'll need more letters in my word than that lol

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Working in a network from a W7 machine requires you to have to the complete network working with W7 to be fully functional. It even goes so far that when you have multiple W7 machines in your network they all have to be W7 Home, or Pro or etc etc.


You wont get the the full bennefits out of your network when the machines in it arent running the same OS. Its like having a workgroup at the office, with three americanos, a spanish dude and a french girl. The spanish and french people understand the americanos. But its not the other way around.



- Keep working with what you got and live with the limitations;

- Upgrade all machines to W7 (if possible ofc.)

- Downgrade the W7 machine. But im guessing thats not an option.

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Guest Quafe24

I had this problem with connecting my XP systems to my Windows Server 2008. I think the main reason is that Windows 7 has different sharing permissions. Try this...


On your Windows 7 Machine

- Open the Start Menu

- Search for "Manage Advanced Sharing Options" then open it.

- Under Home or Work - Turn On File & Printer Sharing

- On the same page Turn on Network Discovery


Now on the XP SP3 machine

-Open My Network Places

-View Workgroup Computers


From there you should be able to see your Windows 7 machine now and be able to connect.



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Guest isonuZ


my w7 is networked with XP sp2 but not XP sp3.... and with any vista/w7

i can view files from w7 to xp sp3, but not change them

however, i can view, change, and add files on my xp sp2...



tried that :/ ddnt work

and i can see the computer... i can access it, but with limits...

on my XP sp2 machine, i can see the shared folders, but i cnt access them. it says i dnt have permission

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Guest Quafe24

It didn't give you a log-in dialog where you could enter an administrator user name/password?

That's what it does for me.

You might also need to create a user on the XP machine that has the same name and password as your windows 7 account user.

Here is a write up on it from Microsoft:

Networking home computers running different versions of Windows.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/wind ... #section_9


Also, make sure your windows 7 shares are shared using Advanced sharing. That should guarantee they are accessible.

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Guest Sarah Hastings

I have recently upgraded to Windows 7, overall I am satisfied with its performance but it does not access a certain website which i can access using my phone or in office. :( I don't know how to fix it. Is there any troubleshooting available for this type of problem?

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open notepad and type:

"ipconfig /flushdns

ipconfig /release

ipconfig /renew

ipconfig /registerdns


without the quotes..

file > save as > set the Save As File: to All Files > save the file as xx.bat (xx could be anything you want)

save it on your desktop > right click it, and run as admin.

u'll see a bunch of stuff (dnt wry it's completely harmless.)

when it's done, the cmd will close on its own wait 3 seconds, and try to open the websites.

if that didnt work, contact your ISP about it

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