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How do i get Win 7 to connect to Vista on my home net

Q: How do i get Win 7 to connect to Vista on my home net

Hi i have just got a computer running windows 7 home premium 64 bit and i am trying to network with my other computer running wondows vista 32 bit.

I have turned of the homegroup and i am using the workgroup.

I have shared the whole hard drive on both computers and when i click on network i can see the folders on the other computer but when i try to open them i gat Access is denied.

The folders i have shared on the windows 7 computer do not hae the little people on but if i look at the the hard drive with windows explorer the little people are there.

When i did this with visat and xp i used to hae to input the computer password but now i dont get asked for that.

This is the same what ever computer i try to use

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A: How do i get Win 7 to connect to Vista on my home net

Have you turned File and Printer sharing to ON? Refer to my tut in sig on File Sharing to see if you have missed something...particularly permissions/security.

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I recently purchased a HP Pavillion dv6510tx laptop. The problem is that the laptop won't connect online through the internet cable and I also tried it with my router Linksys WRT54GC v.2 (its compatible with vista, http://www.linksys.com/servlet/Satel...VisitorWrapper) However my brothers computer which is older than mine, windows xp. Works perfectly fine except it too won't connect through the router. I've tried restarting everything from both machines to the router, reading and searching different threads and I'm still stumped. What am I suppose to do?

ps. my internet connection comes from a Hotel in Hong Kong

core 2 duo t7300 (2.0 ghz)
vista home premium
2gb ddr2 ram
4mb l2cache

any other specs you need just ask

A:Home Pre. Vista won't connect online

i know it seems wierd how a computer/laptop won't connect online even though its directly connected, thats why its so fustrating to figure it out

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ok so the other day i got my internet turned back on. i plugged my modem and router back up and plug the CPU up ... needless to say nothing happens. So i go into the options mess around with stuff and now it detects something, but it will not connect to internet just says Identifiying... I am connect by hardwire. I can also pick up the Signal wirelessly but cannot connect for some reason. it says its "hidden" network. now my mom has connect on her laptop soooo i know its possible but she doesnt know how she did it.

A:Cant connect to home network (Vista)

Check your event viewer for TCPIP errors

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I need help please. I installed kaspersky on vista home premium but it cannot get updated. Was going on internet that day but today I cannot. It can connect very well and it say the internet is ready to be used but I can not open the page. Have tried everything but to no avail

Please if anyone got other ideas please helpas dont have enough knowledge in networking and internet problems.

Many thanks in advance

A:Cannot connect to internet in vista home premium

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Have a Dell Inspiron 1420 and Vista Home Premium installed on it. Has been running fine for the past 1.5 yrs in the institution I'm studying. I had been connecting through a wired connection to the jack provided in my room and through wireless connection in my department's system laboratory.

However, since some days both the connections have stopped working. I get connected to the internet for around 2-3 min and then it first shows a yellow exclamation mark over the comp icons and finally a red cross. Have tried all options of repair that Vista has, but they don't work. Also have tried disabling and enabling my network adapter, but it doesn't work, infact Vista freezes on doing so, though the result is achieved if I do a forced restart. Also, did a complete system format but this doesn't change the issue. Any solutions possible? Thanks in advance!

A:Not able to connect to Internet on Vista Home Premium

Sounds like malware to me. You get connected, then the connection dies?
Please post a HijackThis 2.00.2 Log here.

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I took my work laptop home for the first time yesterday. It wouldn't connect to the home wifi, but it does connect to other networks including work and McDonald's. It's not the modem, all our other devices work well with the home wifi and I reset the modem just in case. I've changed the proxy settings, which allowed me to connect to networks outside of work but no luck at home. I've allowed all my browsers through the firewall, even tried with the firewall off for a bit. I reset the tcp/in and winsock, didn't work. I have an Atheros AR5007 802 11b/g wifi adapter which is up to date and has been reset.

A:PC does not connect to home wifi (Windows Vista)

Also: When looking at the wireless network connection status, it says 3,000+ bytes sent and none received. I tried the "automatically acquire new IP settings option" and it says there is still a problem & that my modem/router is unavailable. A diagnostic test performed yesterday said there is an antispyware product installed that is not protecting the system but no infections were detected. This antispyware product is the last thing I can think to have caused this.

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Setting up a home network with my new computer (8.1) and my old one (Vista).

The Vista system can see, connect to, and access my 8.1 computer. But my 8.1 computer can NOT connect to and access my Vista computer even though it can see it.

I've tried everything. YES I have sharing enabled. Yes both computers show up on the network. When I try to access my old Vista using the home network I get the following error message.

Check the spelling, otherwise there might be a problem with your network.

Then when I "diagnose" the issue (Using windows) I get this message; "You're computer appears to be correctly configured, but the device or resource (NETWORK-NAME) is not responding.

I'm at my wits end. I want to access my old computer using my new one but I can ONLY access my new one using my old one (it's the complete reverse of what I want).

Any suggestions?

A:Windows 8.1 can't connect to Vista on home network

"NETWORK-NAME" is the host (or computer) name of the Vista, right?

Is at least one user account on the Vista password protected?

If any firewall (other than Windows') or security suite on the Vista is it properly configured for the desired access?

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My home network centres on a LinkSys WAG200G router using WEP encryption and comprises the following wireless connections:

Dell XPS M2010 (Vista Ultimate 32 bit)
Dell Studio 1737 (Vista Home Premium 32 bit)
Sony VAIO (Windows XP)
HP C8180 Printer/Scanner
Nintendo Wii

Everything works correctly except the Dell XPS M2010 which connects to the network but as 'Local Only' and does not see the internet unless the following is followed:

1. Shut down/Log off all computers/printer/wii
2. Log on to Dell XPS M2010
3. Reset router (power off for 10 seconds)

It then connects to the internet and other machines may be started as required. If another PC is already connected when the M2010 is started up then it will not see the internet (still able to use printer and transfer files locally)

All operating systems are fully up to date and disabling Norton 360 or plugging the M2010 into one of the router's ethernet ports make no difference.

I've compared everything I can between the settings on the two Dell machines but can see no obvious reason for the difference in operation - please help!!!

A:Vista Ultimate will not connect to the internet but Home Premium will

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I just upgraded my second hard drive to vista home premium. I installed the chipset audio and graphics drivers for the new os and still can't connect to my router however when i boot up on my other drive everything works fine. I'm not really versed in drivers but I think i've done everything I need to any help would be great! thanks in advance.

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I have:Vista Home Premium SP1Malwarebytes - shows clean but FAILS to connect to get latest updates (using April 6th, 2009 database version 1945).Spybot 6.2 with latest defs shows clean scan - (updates fine)SFC /scannow shows cleanWebroot Spysweeper shows clean scan HOWEVER...I keep getting Spysweeper pop-ups saying it's blocking attempts to access malicious sites.IE will not connect to internet.Safari connects successfully (that's what I am using now).Should I run ComboFix?The IE proxy looks messed up... do I delete using HiJackThis or use some other method?Thanks for any help I can get...-DanHere's a HiJackThis log:Below this is the DDS log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 9:16:58 AM, on 4/9/2009Platform: Windows Vista SP1 (WinNT 6.00.1905)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6001.18000)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Windows\system32\taskeng.exeC:\Windows\system32\Dwm.exeC:\Windows\Explorer.EXEC:\Windows\System32\mobsync.exeC:\hp\support\hpsysdrv.exeC:\Windows\System32\rundll32.exeC:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8\avgtray.exeC:\Program Files\Webroot\Spy Sweeper\SpySweeperUI.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exeC:\Windows\system32\wbem\unsecapp.exeC:\hp\kbd\kbd.exeC:\Program Files\Safari\Safari.exeC:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore... Read more

A:ran Malwarebytes, still infected. Vista Home Premium SP1, IE won't connect

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.comDDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Follow the instructio... Read more

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My friend says computer was working fine last night, they leave it on all the time. They can't get on the internet so I am looking at it for them. It is setup right they have used it for months. worked last night but this morning it wouldnit. I have tried everything. When it is looking for their home page in the bottom left corner where it says where it is going it says

waiting for res://ieframe.dll/dnserror.htm

is it missing a dll or what
I brought it home and hooked it to my dsl modem just to make sure it waan't their's and both my other computers get on just fine but the same thing with theirs. can you help me?

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Hi everyone out there,

I've got a strange problem connecting my HP 6663 laptop to the internet. I could make both wireless and wired connections to the internet when going through a D-Link DI-624 or Microsoft Broadband Networking router without any problem. So I know my laptop, router, and cable modem are all functioning well.

However, when I tried to make a wired connection directly from the cable modem, I got errors about not able to get IP address from DHCP server! When I tried IPCONFIG /ALL, it showed I was not getting any network data. When I checked Control Panel, Component Services, DHCP Client was up and running.

I'd appreciate any feedback from you experts out there.


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I have set up a VPN in windows 7 and from my computer i am able to connect to it. I also tried connecting on a virtual machine and it connected fine(the virtual machine is Win7 as well)

I have already opened ports in my router and both computers connect to the internet on the same connection.

I also enabled ports on the firewall but with no success, i also disabled the firewall on both machines.

the credentials im using are correct also as well as the name and i get the common 800 error

A:Cannot Connect to win7 x64 VPN from vista home premium x86 error 800


Have you created the VPN via your router?

Is the Vista PC on another IP Range?

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Connect vista to wireless home network

how can I connect a vista laptop to existing wireless home network with other 3 xp machines.

I followed googled info but keep chasing my tail as all effords end trying to make an internet connection.

My router is Negear wired & wireless capable in which 2 PCs are wired & an Acer netbook wireless connected, all 3 XP machines.

Hewlett-Packard Compaq Presario CQ61 Notebook PC
2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual-Core
160gb HD, 3GB Ram
32 operating system

A:Connect Vista laptop to XP wireless home network

How to connect to a wireless network in Windows Vista.

Come back if you have problems.

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Hello Everyone,

I' m using Vista 64 bit Home Premium.

Many apps cannot connect to the internet during installation or updates. Programs such as Google Earth and Turbotax will not install because they cannot access internet during installation process. Some programs, such as Visual Studio, used to connect to internet but now cannot. I have disabled firewalls (defender) and uninstalled Norton and Symantec.

I sure would appreciate some guidance and advice.

A:vista 64 home premium: some apps cannot connect to internet

Originally Posted by Rotnguns

Hello Everyone,

I' m using Vista 64 bit Home Premium.

Many apps cannot connect to the internet during installation or updates. Programs such as Google Earth and Turbotax will not install because they cannot access internet during installation process. Some programs, such as Visual Studio, used to connect to internet but now cannot. I have disabled firewalls (defender) and uninstalled Norton and Symantec.

I sure would appreciate some guidance and advice.

Check in the tutorial section for allowing programs to connect to the net. Normally Vista will ask you if it's OK.

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Well I have a hp Pavillion dv2000 i probably had it for over 3 years + ,my family bought comcast internet i've been connected to the internet with comcast internet before but one day it just wouldn't let me go on the internet. but I can connect to other peoples internet net and web around for some reason it wont work for comcast internet and also my other laptop works perfectly fine with comcast internet its just seems to be my laptop that wont work while using it please help and also when its connected it says unidentified network .
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Leejr-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : NVIDIA nForce Networking Controller
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-1D-72-6E-62-30
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::3d41:f994:400:d671%11(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . . :
Lease Obtained. . . . . . . . . . : Saturday, August 18, 2012 4:23:57 PM
Lease Expires . . . . . . . . . . : Sunday, August 19, 2012 4:40:29 PM
Default Gateway . . . . . . . . . :
DHCP Server . . . . . . . . . . . :
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A:Need Help ! my windows vista wont connect to my home internet

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Hi there, this is my first post on this forum, so take easy on me I've been browsing the internet for hours, eventhough it seems to be a somewhat reoccuring issue I couldn't find the solution yet, so I hope my own thread will work better.

I've recently purchased a new notebook " HP dv6-1199eg ", specs :

AMD Turion? X2 Dual-Core Mobile Prozessor RM-75
? 2,2 GHz, 1 MB L3-Cache

Memory :
4096mb DDR2

OS :
Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit Service Pack 1

Network Cards :

Atheros AR9285 802.11b/g WiFi Adapter
Realtek RTL8168D/8111D Family PCI-E GBE NIC

Router :

Siemens Gigaset SX541 with a German ISP

Problem :
Everytime I try to connect to a WPA Wi-Fi connection I get an error message telling me I've timed out while trying to authenthicate.
The SSID is "BermudaDreieck", the wpa-key 10 1keys long, only numbers and letters.
When I disable the WPA option my notebook connects without a problem and I get a stable and fast connection.
Other Notebooks didn't have problems connecting to the WPA network before, neither did my dad's PC.

I've already updated the firmware of my router as well as the driver of the Atheros card.

The errorlog I get ( sorry its in german ) :

Protokollname: System
Quelle: Microsoft-Windows-Diagnostics-Networking
Datum: 26.05.2009 15:14:18
Ereignis-ID: 6100
Ebene: Informationen
Computer: Computer
Hilfsklasse (L2Sec Helper ... Read more

A:HP dv6 notebook, vista home premium 32bit cant connect to WPA AP

Can you go to bablefish and convert that then post back here.


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connect vista to wireless home network

how can I connect a vista laptop to existing wireless home network with other 3 xp machines.

I followed googled info but keep chasing my tail as all effords end trying to make an internet connection.

My router is Negear wired & wireless capable in which 2 PCs are wired & an Acer netbook wireless connected, all 3 XP machines.
Hewlett-Packard Compaq Presario CQ61 Notebook PC
2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual-Core
160gb HD, 3GB Ram
32 operating system

A:Solved: connect vista to wireless home network

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Any help gratefully received...

Here's my issue

Wired home network behind a NAT enabled router to cable modem to internet
2 Vista pc's and 1 XP
No software firewalls because of NAT on router
Windows firewall disabled although checkboxes for remote desktop are
Norton 360 installed for virus protection but firewall disabled
Security settings for blank password access enable (as described in
for example)
All stations have remote desktop enabled
Allowed RD connections running any version of windows
All pc's are visible on the network tree and I can browse directories and
files from any station using windows explorer
I have not added any additional users except for the default id I use to
log in at each station which is granted by default according to the "Select Remote Users..." option in System Properties/Remote

From a Vista box I can start remote desktop and log in to the XP box no

From the XP box (via the remote connection or by sitting directly at the XP pc) I bring up remote desktop and select a Vista box by name or by ip address I get the message "This computer can't connect to the remote computer"..

I've done a lot of searching on this issue but can't find a solution!

Next problem is to get web access going v... Read more

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Hi, I tried to post this yesterday with no success:-

How can I connect a vista laptop to existing wireless home network with other 3 [COLOR=#000096 !important][COLOR=#000096 !important]xp[/COLOR][/COLOR] machines.

I followed googled info but keep chasing my tail as all effords end trying to make an internet connection.

[COLOR=#000096 !important][COLOR=#000096 !important]My [COLOR=#000096 !important]router[/COLOR][/COLOR][/COLOR] is Negear wired & wireless capable in which 2 PCs are wired & an Acer netbook wireless connected, all 3 XP machines.

Hewlett-Packard Compaq Presario CQ61 Notebook PC
2.00 gigahertz Intel Pentium Dual-Core
[COLOR=#000096 !important][COLOR=#000096 !important]160gb[/COLOR][/COLOR] HD, 3GB Ram
32 operating system


A:connect a vista laptop to existing XP wireless home network

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OS: xp pro sp2 all critical hotfixes
system: IBM t42 - 1.7 GHz processor - 512 MB RAM
level of ability: intermediate
There is no graceful way to explain this, so excuse me if the sentences sound a little stunted. I have a home network that has the name of pimp. I have several laptops, but we'll focus on two of them - one that i use at work and at home, and one that is just used at home.

The work laptop was working just fine last week, and then I went out of town and took the ltop with me. I connected to a best western network just fine. When i got home, i am now unable to connect to my home network. It says that I am connected to the pimp network, but when i try to surf or check email i get no love. I did an ipconfig and instead of pulling an ip address that is assigned by my verizon fios router (192.168.x.x) I get a 169.254.x.x address. What's strange is that my other laptops work just fine, so i'm assuming the router is fine. What's stranger still is that I can take my work laptop to work and, without adjusting ANY settings, i can connect to my work network without any problems at all.

Troubleshooting so far:

I have tried a release/renew
I have deleted and recreated all network connections
I have done a flushdns
i have tried assigning a static IP address that corresponds with my home network

that's kind of where I'm at on this. I just think it's weird that I can't connect at home from this ltop, but i can at work. any suggestion... Read more

A:can connect at work, not at home, but other ltop can connect at home

Try this - at home on the T42, open a web brower, I'm assuming IE. Either wait until the screen times out or just click stop. Click tools, Internet Options, Connections, LAN settings, then look at the Proxy Server box. If it's checked, uncheck it and uncheck any other boxes in that window, then close everything and open a browser again and let me know what happens.

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I am trying to connect to two computers that are connected to a Linksys Router using Remote Assistance on a Vista Home Premium Machine. I get the error message that the person you are trying to help may have closed remote assistance. I get the same message when trying to connect to either machine. I am guessing the problem is with a setting in the router, but I don't know what setting.

A:Remote Access from Vista Home Premium to Vista Home Premium and XP Home Edition

You should forward the ports on the router to the IP Addresses of the machines, that you want to connect to. On Symantec PC Anywhere, it is ports 5631 and 32, on Windows remote desktop connection it is port 3389 that needs to be forwarded.

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She keeps loosing connection, then has to wait until it decides it can connect again. She would wait about five minutes and then click on something and would gain access.


the symptom has been occurring for at least a month and more.

We are on a wireless network (Uverse) and have not had any problems with this wireless network

One thing i notice is that her icon for the connect shows one less bar than mine shows. I should be the same. they are both HP machines and sit in the same spot.

when it is not connected and the icon is clicked it does not show our connect name as an option. Sometimes rebooting solves the problem, sometimes clicking 'connect' does. It will work for a while and then she looses the connect.

I am not sure that her problems started when she got that "conduit" search malware. I had only partially removed it, it was still resident when another tab on her firefox was opened. Yesterday i found some additional information to remove the settings from registry and thought that had cured it. But apparently it did not, we are now back to the disconnect problem. last i tried it it wouldn't even connect on restart. Right now she is saying that its been doing pretty well for about five minutes. Probably wont last long.

I don't really know why this all started I think it went back before the 'conduit' thing got installed. She usually doesn't say anything to me she si... Read more

A:still looses connect/doesn't connect - win 7 wireless home network

How far away from your computers is the router? Also; have you tried to power cycle the modem and router? If not; i would try that. Unplug both the modem and router; wait about a minute; then plug in the modem first; let that boot; then plug the router back in and let that boot. Try doing that and see if it helps the situation.

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my friends bought a notebook acer extensa and the OS installed was windows vista home basic.unfortunately he encountered viruses that kills the windows...he reformat he replace the windows vista home premium..since he dont have the windows recovery...the notebook works but he encountered some problems like the desktop display is too dark..well ofcourse from 64 bit turns to 32 bit colors...and the ethernet doesnt work anymore..he did try to download the drivers but when he run the driver its error...he also updated the hard ware but still didnt work...does it need to upgrade also the bios or any suggestion pls...thanks

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hello i am trying to connect to my fiances home network on my dell inspirion 8200 it connects fine at home with out having to configure anything, but at my fiances house its giving me problems the connection will pop up as soon as i click connect it tries to but then this comes up. unable to connect to selected network network may not be in range but the thing is that im right in front of the wireless router. someone please help

A:trying to connect to my home wireless network but it odesnt connect,

Please attach a screen shot of the Networks page (don't collapse the Radar, Connection or Signal History) of the Xirrus Wi-Fi Inspector. If you need help with that see TSG Posting a Screenshot. FWIW to take screen shots with Windows 7 or Vista I prefer to use the built-in Snipping Tool.

Also show ...

Open a (black) Command Prompt window:
Hold the Windows logo key and press r; in the Run box type cmd and click on OK.

Type the following command:


[Note that there is no space between the slash and ALL.]

Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
Paste the results in a message here.

If necessary use a text file and removable media to copy the results to a computer with internet access.

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Ok so my original computer was a Windows 7 Home Premium and that's the PC I used to work. I had REMOTE DESKTOP on it, it worked fine and yes it was a Windows 7 Home Premium..but yesterday my original pc got fried and smoke came out of it so I am afraid to turn it on.

I am now using my back pc, it is also a windows 7 home premium build 7600, and I remember I use to have remote desktop on it but I right clicked disabled one day a long time ago and after that I was never ever able to get it back. Ive been reading online that Windows 7 home premium does not have the remote desktop option, odd because my other pc had it. Point is.. I need to connect to my job's server asaaap, but I am unable to find a way to connect to their server, I have their ip address and a special login/pass the same way you do in windows remote desktop.

I have tried downloading those rdp patches and stuff and it just does not work! I cannot find the remote desktop anywhere even have the install said "listening" and "remote desktop successfully" etc etc.

Is there a program I can use to connect to my work's server..my boss uses windows 7 remote desktop,,,

I tried using teamviewer and added the ip address but it doesnt work idk if you have to both be using the same program..please in need of help here :/

A:I need to connect to my job's server from home on Windows 7 Home Prem

My last option is to upgrade to windows 7 pro and pay the $80 above for it JUST to get remote desktop
I'm trying everything possible though before that.. but I really need this to work in order to start my job

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I have a home desktop computer, and a work laptop. Over the years I've changed laptops and home computers, and have always been able to get network sharing working so I can transfer files between them by using \\<hostname>

I've had my current setup for about 6 months now, and have been able to share files. Let's call my home computer "alien" and my work computer "laptop".

A couple of days ago, I found I was not able to connect to alien from laptop, but I could connect the other way. Also, alien can ping laptop, but NOT vice versa. alien has a static IP of, and laptop has an IP address of via DHCP.

Any ideas about why laptop cannot ping alien (which would explain why I can't connect to it)?

A:Can no longer connect to home computer over home network

Quote: Originally Posted by mbh9700

I have a home desktop computer, and a work laptop. Over the years I've changed laptops and home computers, and have always been able to get network sharing working so I can transfer files between them by using \\<hostname>

I've had my current setup for about 6 months now, and have been able to share files. Let's call my home computer "alien" and my work computer "laptop".

A couple of days ago, I found I was not able to connect to alien from laptop, but I could connect the other way. Also, alien can ping laptop, but NOT vice versa. alien has a static IP of, and laptop has an IP address of via DHCP.

Any ideas about why laptop cannot ping alien (which would explain why I can't connect to it)?

You may want to disable the antivirus software for testing. With the ping not working it would seem like something is blocking the connection. Do the machines appear in the network folder under network?

Obviously you should make sure that Network Discovery and File and Printer sharing are turned on in the Advanced Sharing settings.

Make sure they are on the same Workgroup etc. and that file sharing is enabled through the sharing tab >Advanced Sharing> of the C:>Users folder.

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This is an XP pro machine and after it failed to connect I have also re-installed XP.
It cannot ping the linksys router and connect to the LAN/ internet.
I have tried comparing TCP/IP settings, checked off windows firewall , compared with other computers on the LAN, checked the cables, assigned working IP's to it to see if that helps etc.

If I bring it home and change the TCP/IP settings to match my home router, it works flawlessly.
I have also completely formatted and reinstalled XP.
What else can I try?
Appreciate any input. Thanks!

A:computer cannot connect to work LAN but can connect on home LAN

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After reinstalling Vista on the "upstairs" machine and rebuilding our home network (cable through router) the Vista machine can access files on the XP machine . . . but not the reverse. Although I can see the two Vista drives OK I'm prompted for a usernameassword, a curiosity since only one passwordless user exists in our Vista setup. (Entering that username and leaving the password blank still gave a "this drive is not accessible" error.)

I can follow the instructions on this page (File and Printer Sharing in Windows Vista) partway through, but when I get to the window shown in Figure 6 the "Share" button is grayed out. I did go into "Advanced Sharing" and put a check in the "Share this folder" check box, but that didn't eliminate the password requirement.

Thanks for any help -

A:Accessing Vista Home shared folders from XP Home machine requires password

Hello, try making another Admin account and see if that will work .

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Here's the question --
I had a Dell Dimension IDE XP SP3 PC but the memory/motherboard is gone. I ordered a Dell Inspiron 530S that only has 1 320 Gb SATA drive. I have access to older Dimension PCs at the office, and could use some direction or web shortcuts on taking my old HD, which has XP Home SP3 and pictures and financials and resumes (Word '03) and adding that to a PC that can "see" my home PC hard drive as a secondary IDE drive so that I can copy files to a flash drive/CD to transfer to my new Dimension SATA/Vista Home SP1 drive. Thanks in advance for your response.

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I accidentaly uninstalled something like media accelerator from Intel and it prompted me to restart. Then, it was centered and looked like Home Basic. How do I make it look normal? Please help I don't know what to do

A:My Vista Home Premium looked like a centered Home Basic in my Laptop

Check this on setting a theme.
Set a theme and it should reinitialize aero destop
if there aren't any problems.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
HP s3240uk Pavilion Slimline
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4400+, AMD64 Family 15 Model 107 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 4094 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 2400 , 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 469293 MB, Free - 374406 MB; J: Total - 381549 MB, Free - 202607 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTek Computer INC., Acacia, 1.00, MS1C79R82004688
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled

I have found many well meaning suggestions aimed at helping others like me to resolve this annoying aspect of networking between Windows 7, Vista and XP but it seems like we are all banging our heads against a brick wall. I have tried every suggestion I can find on other forums but still my Windows 7 computer cannot access my XP Home or Vista machines. The message I see each time I try is as follows:- "\\WINXP (or \\VISTA) 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 permissions. The account is not authorised to log in from this station." You will of course appreciate that the 'administrator' is myself. I can access files and a printer on Windows 7 from the other two computers providing I place shared files in the public folder ... no problem with this.

Before you ask ... Yes, I have checked that all three computers have the same Work... Read more

A:Solved: Windows 7 can see but not access files on XP Home SP3 and Vista Home Premium

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A:which vista 64-bit is best for gaming,,, home, home premium, business or ultimate

Hello NRG,

I would have to say either Home Premium or Ultimate.

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I have recently purchased a new Acer Aspire 5535 laptop. It has Windows Vista Home Premium (WVHP) installed.

The computer came with a number of programs that I am not interested in having on my system. In addition, I was not provided a restore disc. I do own a copy of Windows Vista Home Basic (WVHB).

I would like to keep WVHP as I appear to be eligible for an upgrade to Windows 7 . . . but I would like to reinstall to get rid of all these worthless programs. Can I use a WVHB disc with my new WVHP product key?

Could I install WVHB with the WVHB product key, then use the WVHP key supplied by Acer to upgrade?

Thanks for your time in answering my question. I hope it isn't unclear.



A:Windows Vista Home Premium Key Home Basic Discs

I believe that if you install with the Basic disc the process will offer you a choice
of versions. Choose Home Premium and complete the install. Activate with your
Acer's Vista Product Key.


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1) I have Laptop and PC connected with lan cabel. They are both with Windows Vista Home Basic 32bit.
They both have no problems with internet.
They have the same WORKGROUP names.
Both have real IPs.
I see each other on the Network but i can not connect to them... (it was all OK when I was on XP...)
>When I try to connect from the Laptop to the PC i recive: "Error code 0x80070035", I click on Diagnose and I see this.
I tried to turn off the Firewall and the NOD32 antivirus, but ... nothing changed ....
The Sharing and Discovery Settings are OK, like this.

2) I give share permissions to my network.

3) May be I have to install "Client" for "File and Printer Sharing for Microsoft Networks" but is no listed 'Client' or 'Servise' to use.

4) I found I have to allow permissions in the firewall to some ports like:
-TCP 139
-UDP 137
-UDP 138
-TCP 445
... I did this ...
Give me some help how to manage with my network so I can browse both computers, copy files and so on ...
Thanks in advance

A:Home Network Problem on Vista Home Basic 32bit.

I can't help but just wondered why you have made another post not long after your first post with exactly the same question ?

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Hey there,

Basically I love gaming, and recently people have said to me that it would be a good idea to upgrade from Vista home basic, to Premium.

I tried checking the prices without much luck (Link directly from computer only shows US and Canada on country to buy it from list), so here are my questions.

Firstly does Premium give that much of a benefit to gaming on your computer, and secondly where can I buy the upgrade from (preferably cheap hehe)?

A:Worth upgrading Vista home basic to home premium?

Here is the comparison chart at the Vista site:



This site is selling it for $80.00. I've bought software there in the past, and it's genuine.



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Thought i would open a thread since i noticed the thread i left a comment on was an old thread...
i got a New Laptop today and when i tried to load my Netscape connect onto it it told me that the version was too old and that i needed to get a version with a .32 bit or 64 bit..the laptop is running windows vista.. my old one and my desktop both have windows XP and it has run fine on them.. but windows vista seems to not like it much.. i have no clue on how to do get a new version of netscape connect considering that the program switched to netscape sometime ago.. all i have is an old cd from walmart that walmart doesnt supply anymore.. and i cant find an up to date download on the internet anywhere for netscape connect.. its like they dont even make the program anymore ( go figure )

hoping someone can help me and has had this same problem before otherwise i am going to have to try and find another provider which i dont really want to do at the moment...

Please Help... going out of town in a couple weeks woudl like to have my internet working on my laptop...

thanks for all the help

A:Netscape Connect (old Walmart Connect)and Windows Vista

Hi. . .

Good idea on starting your own thread as this means that all found within pertains to your system and your particular system only.

I am unfamiliar with the "Netscape connect (Old Walmart Connect).

Please elaborate in as much detail as possible and I will gladly look into it.

I can tell you that Netscape is now a subsidiary of AOL and that all support for the Netscape browser ceased on March 1, 2008.

Is this a dial-up connection? The CD you mention - what year is it from and have you found any Internet links to it that would provide me with a copy of it so that I may test it to ascertain the problems you are having?

What is it that this software does for you that connecting via wireless to the Internet does not? I ask as a distant family member recently asked me for help w/AOL dial-up as they were under the impression that it was needed to access their AOL which is not true at all. I showed them that they simply had to enter AOL.com under IE7 or Firefox (while connected to the Internet - via wifi or Ethernet) and then were able to access their AOL email account.

Regards. . .



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I would like to Sync files (over an Ethernet Crossover cable, or thru a wireless network) between a Vista Home Premium laptop and an XP Home Edition laptop. As I read the help file in Vista, the Home Premium version does support Sync over a network. I haven't been able to figure out whether XP Home Edition version supports Sync over a network.

1. Does anybody know if I can Sync between these two systems?
2. If it is not supported directly, does anybody know of a workaround?
3. If there is no workaround, can I find freeware that will do the job.
4. If no freeware, what can I (do I need to) purchase from Microsoft?



A:Sync Vista Home Premium with XP Home Edition

I have seen a few inexpensive apps that file sync between computers. I would setup a shared hard drive on one computer and mapped the drive on the other computer to share files.

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I have a Toshiba laptop with Vista Home Premium 32bit. I want to network a HP 4200 printer which is on XP Home. I have been able to install the printer drivers on my laptop. When I try to print to the HP it goes into the Que, but, will not print. How can I get it to print.

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I live in India. I recently bought Vista Home Basic. Is there any way i can upgrade to Vista Home Premium 64 bit or above without loosing the money I spent on the Vista Home Basic which was for Rs.3500/US$ 70 I just realized the home basic 32 bit does not read memory over 3300 MB , where as I have 8 GB DDR2 800 MHz RAM plus a Core 2 Quad 2.37 GHz Processor

A:Upgrading Vista Home Basic to Home Premium 64 bit

Sorry mate, you can't upgrade a 32 bit version to a 64 bit version. it will require a fresh installation.

You can contact MS to send you the x64 version, however you will also have to pay for the upgrade to the premium license.

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Greetings everybody! I am going to build a new computer when i get home, and one of the things I would like to do is dual boot Windows XP Home Edition and Vista Home Premium. i will be installing the OSs on a new 320 GB SATA. I will install XP first, then Vista. My questions are these: What program should I use to partition my hard drive? (i've heard of some but i want to hear what you guys think) Should I initially make a partition for XP- or make partitions for both? Basically- what's the best and most stable way of going about it? Thanks :)

A:Dual boot XP Home & Vista Home Premium

well, you can always just partition the drive using the XP setup, when you're doing the install. That's usually how I do it. But if you want a dedicated partitioning tool, I've always been a fan of partition magic.

I would go ahead and create both partitions at once - that way you only have to do it one time.

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I'm new here, just registered.

I successfully bought the upgrade version of Windows 7 Home Premium N, downloaded and extracted it and now I want to install it.
When I choose UPDATE in the intallation dialog it tells me that I cannot upgrade from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium ???
Every website from Windows and other people tells me that it IS possible and even the Windows 7 Update Advisor told me that I should not encounter any problems upgrading.

Has anyone of you yet encountered upgrading problems of compatible Vista/7 versions?
Or any other idea what I can do to solve the problem?!

I know that I can make a clean intall of 7, but this would be a pain...

Thank you very much in advance
Elefantman (t?r????)

My system is:
Samsung Laptop R70
Intel Duo Core 1,8GH
3GB Ram
Windows Home Premium (OEM)
Service Pack 1
32 Bit

And I bought:
Windows 7 Home Premium N
32 Bit

A:Cant upgrade from Vista Home Premium to 7 Home PremiumN

I'm having the exact same problem. When I choose upgrade it checks compatibility and says:

"Windows cannot be upgraded because the hard disk partition is formatted with an unsupported version of the NTFS file system. You must restart the computer using the Windows installation disc, perform a custom install, reformat the hard disk partition, and then reinstall your existing files, settings and programs. Go online to see how to install Windows 7 and keep your files and settings."

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I don't have enough RAM on my computer to run vista home premium, and I don't have enough money to buy anymore RAM. Therefore, how do I downgrade from vista home premium to vista home basic? (By the way, I only have 766 MB of RAM on my computer). Please help.

A:How to Downgrade from Vista Home Premium to Home Basic

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Can I upgrade to premium and have all my files,settings,programs etc carried over automatically or do I need to save them to a external hard-drive or something? I'm on a laptop,2gb,I've ran the Update Advisor which says I can update from my current V.Home Basic to Home Premium.

A:Upgrade Vista home basic to home premium

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My wife's new Vista Home Premium laptop (only a week or so old) connects to the internet via our Belkin wireless router. My XP SP2 Home PC does the same. The two computers are also networked with each other.

For a few days my wife was able to send and receive emails normally. Now, suddenly, when she tries to send an email, she gets the following error report:

"The connection to the server has failed. Account: <ISP's pop3 address>, Protocol: SMTP, Port 25, Secure (SSL): NO, Socket error: 10061, Error number: 0x800ccc0e."
I have run several internet searches on this eror, which appears to be very common, and goes back to Outlook Express times. There are plenty of suggestions available for solving the problem in Outlook Express (that don't work for various reasons in Windows Mail), but I can't find anything about solving it in Windows Mail.

Her laptop is still able to connect to the internet normally, and to network with my PC. I've tried disabling her security software (Norton 360 - Windows firewall is switched off) but this had no effect. I've tried using System Restore to go back to the day before the error arose, but it failed to restore - I've no idea why. I've tried connecting to the ISP from a DOS prompt using the "telnet" command (this is not available by default in Vista but I activated it) but the connection failed.

Does anyone have any solutions to this problem, please?

A:Email Problems Under Vista Home Home Premium

Basically this error suggests that you cannot connect to the POP3 server to send emails (that's the SMTP thingie). This failure can be anywhere between the Windows Mail program on your computer all the way to the email server and it's software. If nothing has changed on your computer, then there's a possibility that the server is having issues (you can tell this because the email will start to work at a later time/date with no changes being made by you). Try calling the ISP to see if they've had some server issues. Also, try sending an email using the web interface for the email service - if that fails, then it's likely an issue with the ISP.You can also try to see if the other computer gets the same error (this will help to isolate where the error is occurring).Try pinging the pop3 server from a command prompt (for example: ping The :25 will specify the port to ping. I have heard of connectivity issues with Vista with some ISP's - but none of them were partial (like this one). Also try pinging it without the :25 - that will tell you if any ports are open to the server.Have you tried the Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool at: http://www.microsoft.com/windows/using/too...gd/default.mspx You must use Internet Explorer with it. Let us know any problem areas that it may find.Finally,

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My Vista laptop has always connected the home network without a problem. Suddenly it cannot see any of the other computers. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling network cards, checking all the networking settings, etc. I even went to an earlier restore point.

I did a search on this website and tried to follow these directions:


IPCONFIG /ALL - select all and enter

However, it just rapidly scrolled the cmd box and closed.

Any suggestions? Thanks!

A:Vista won't connect to intranet - will connect to internet

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