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Q: Solved: Backing up shared computer before windows 7 upgrade

We have a shared computer. I'm not sure how to back up & migrate
all the files back when I upgrade to windows 7. Do I back up each account individually & will windows 7 migrate them back to the proper account?

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I shared a Canon Pixma MP170 printer on a Windows 7 Home Premium machine. I can see the shared printer name over the network from the XP machine within Add Printer Wizard screen. When I try to add the shared Canon printer on a Windows XP SP3 computer it says it will connect to the printer to download drivers but than it says no drivers are available.
Then it opens up a screen that asks me to provide an unnamed INF file. I put the install CD for the Pixma in the CD tray and pointed it to all Canon INF files located on the CD (one at a time) but it will not go any further. I also found same type of Canon printer INF files within the Program Files/Canon printer folder, but it would not use those either to complete printer add.

Am I missing some procedure that is needed to add a shared printer on a Windows XP computer from a different operating system such as Windows 7 Home Premium?

The Canon MP170 works both when plugged into XP machine and Win7 machine through USB port

Thanks for any help that someone can provide

A:Solved: Printing From XP Computer To Shared Printer On Windows 7 Computer

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Every time I reboot the win 7 comp. I get different networking result
1- Xp sees win 7 but can't access win7 but Win 7 sees Xp computers and access files.
2- Xp sees Win 7 and access share files but Win 7 don't even displays XP computers.
And many variations of above

XP computers talk to each other with no problem. I have not changed any network seetings on XP computers. But I have tried everything on the Win 7

I turned off norton and windows 7 firewall.
I turned off windows 7 password requirement
I set win 7 shared folders to EVERYONE
I set I reduced the win 7 encription from 128 bit to 64

I have seen many other post with similar problem and no clear answer yet.

A:Solved: Windows 7 don't display XP but XP displays Win 7 computer and shared folder


Blame Norton firewall.

The reason why sometimes Win 7 connected with all the computers and share files and sometimes it didn't was because Norton turned the firewall back ON after a period of time.

When I turned the firewall off permanently. All the XP PC's including a Mac were visible to WIn7. and VISIBLE TO NORTON also. So then in Norton I changed the level of protection for each individual in the firewall mapping and turned the firewall ON again.

So I didn't have to patch the XP PC's nor modify the register.

Thanks to all who helped with ideas

I spent days tinkering with the network setting in vane. But in the process I learn a few things.

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I've had the Windows 7 upgrade discs lying around for nearly 2 years but I've always been put off upgrading because of the hassle in having to back up. Is there any way round this to make upgrading as pain free as possible? I'm not an expert so not too much tech talk please.

Thanks alot
PS - currently have Vista premium

A:Anyone risked Windows 7 upgrade without backing up?

I can't imagine performing any significant software change without having a reliable backup. You're simply asking for trouble. In fact, I don't understand anyone who doesn't create system backups on a regular basis. It makes no sense to me.

The best method is to use disk imaging software such as Acronis True Image (not free) or Macrium Reflect (free) and save the image on a second hard drive (internal or external). I do this on a weekly basis.

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I recently upgraded our Dell Optiplex from Windows 7 to Windows 10. The Optiplex has been the host machine for shared printing. Everything had been working, until the Optiplex upgrade to Win10.

After the upgrade, we get "Access is denied" error when trying to print from other machines.

So I created a new Homegroup and enabled Shared Printing. I tried to "Join Homegroup" from the other machines. However, it timed out when I typed in the Homegroup password.
The other machines, mostly on Win 7, report the printer as being "offline" even though the Optiplex is up and running at the time.

Any suggestion/advice is appreciated.

A:Shared printing not work after upgrade to Windows 10

what happen is, not all the printers does not support windows 10 so you have to install the driver of the printer that connected to your dell optiplex

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I have a small network of 5 computers, one of them acting as 'server' to share a folder. This 'server's mapped folder was previously fully accessible to the other computers (Windows 7 Home and Windows 10 Home). Yesterday, I upgraded the 'server' to Windows 10 Pro. Since that time, Windows 10 computers are having difficulty accessing that folder. They are prompting for a username/password (which they previously did not do) and they're not accepting any credentials. (picture attached). What is strange is that it using the current PC as the Domain and still does not accept local user passwords.

I tried setting up new shares but even that asks for credentials and then fails with the same error. Windows 7 computers have no problem accessing that mapped drive.

Help me please!

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So I was running Vista Ultimate x64, then I decided to upgrade to Windows 7 with an upgrade iso file.

I had a folder on my desktop containing various movies and tv shows that was shared with the network. It at one point disappeared from the desktop but was still accessible in the network folder of this computer. (While I was running Vista)

I then upgraded, and now I have noticed the folder is completely missing!

It is not in the network folder, on my desktop, or anywhere obvious. I ran searches and it didn't find anything.

I used a program giving me a graphical representation of my hard drive called "Space Monger" and it has a 60GB folder (roughly the size of the movie folder) Entitled "System Volume Information" but the folder does not exist on my computer. Inside the folder are various files with no extension and seemingly random file names. The folder is also hidden and inaccessible.


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I have three computers all Win 7 Home Premium and sharing (Homegroup). Side not I also had them sharing with out Homegroup and still same issue. Also This occurs regardless if PC3 is connected via wire or wireless. Additional notes AV was also disable to rule out. That is the only thing running on PC3 and nothing is running background wise on PC1 or PC2.

PC1 can easily view contents of Shared PC2 instantly.

PC2 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 instantly.

PC3 can easily view contents of Shared PC1 & PC2 instantly.

PC1 & PC2 can not view contents of Shared PC3 instantly; it takes approximately 35 seconds to view contents of main shared folder and same for each additional sub-folder. Also if copying a file initially it takes awhile before it starts and then stars off slow around 585KB/s copying over from PC1 or PC2 to PC3 before it jumps up to around 10MB/s+. However if I copy the same file from PC3 to PC1 or PC2 no speed issues what so ever. Speeds actually get well up into 70MB/s.

Any thoughts?

A:Clicking on Shared Computer is very slow to view shared contents.

Set all your pc's as in this pdf. File Sharing Settings.pdf

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I have a Windows 8.1 computer that has a virus. I pulled the hard drive out of the Windows 8.1 computer and hooked it up to my Windows 7 computer via a data transfer kit that hooks up USB. I booted my Windows 7 computer up into safe mode and took over ownership of all the folders and files on my Windows 8.1 hard drive. After I took over ownership I copied my user folder that had 200GB of data to my Windows 7 computer to store my data temporarily while I formatted the Windows 8.1 drive to get rid of the virus. After I formatted and reloaded windows 8.1 I pulled the hard drive out of the computer and  hooked the drive back up to my Windows 7 computer. I then cut and paste all of the data back to my Windows 8.1 hard drive. The data copied correctly no problem but when I put the Drive back into the Windows 8.1 computer I cannot see any of my data that I copied from my Windows 7 computer. Any help would be appreciated!

A:Problem Backing Up Data from Windows 8.1 Computer To Windows 7 Computer

HDDs/SSDBs have identifiers which are are recognized from the motherboard it is installed with.  Before moving a hdd/ssd to another motherboard you need to remove these, to do this you generalize the operating system by using sysprep from the command prompt.  This must be done before moving the HDD/SSD.
In the Elevated Command Prompt type in CD C:\Windows\System32\Sysprep, then press Enter.  Then use the command: sysprep /generalize /oobe /shutdown, then press Enter.
If you do not do this prior to moving the drive you may only receive error messages.
Are the data that you can't read encrypted?

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I have two questions:
The first is, how exactly do you back up a computer?  I'm embarrassed to say that I've never known how to do this, but after my last computer crashed unexpectedly, I realized I need to learn how.  I have a HP Pavilion g7 that runs Windows 8.1.  What are the steps?
The second question is if it's OK to back up your computer using a USB flash drive or if it's better to use a USB hard drive.  Obviously the flash drive would be cheaper, but is it better to use a USB hard drive instead?
Thanks for your help!

A:Questions about backing up a Windows 8.1 computer

Some people use USB flash drives, but invariably, they have very little data, mostly MSC Office files like Word & Excel.
If you have a fair bit of data, then it's more economical to buy an external hard drive.
Bear in mind that the USB flash drive will copy your data a lot slower than an external hard drive.
As for backing up your data, it's as simple as right clicking on one of your folders, and hitting 'Copy" then open your backup drive and paste the folder in there.
Here are some folders that you're likely to want to copy.
Pictures, documents, downloads, favorites, videos, saved games & desktop.

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Anyone know of a good shared computer security software similar to that of Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit?

A:Solved: Shared Computer Security

I also need a good one to be installed for a local school district..... they are currently using the Microsoft Shared Computer Toolkit, however, have many problems with it, thus need to change.

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hopefully this is an easy one. I recently purchased an external Seagate drive and added it to one of the PCs on our network and shared some folders on it. However, whenever the external drive is powered down it seems that the shared status of the folders is lost and has to be shared again. This is most tedious...
Any suggestions?
Kind regards,

A:Solved: shared folders on external drive do not stay shared

Is this one solved?

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I install a printer on windows 7 desktop and shared it so my laptop can print to the printer, but when i tried to install it on my laptop i get the error message "Operation could not be completed (error 0x00000709) Double check the printer name and make sure that the printer is connected to the network."
The printer is in fact installed and it is possible to print a test print, just not set the default printer.i can not set it as default either even after changing the printer from USB to TCP/IP

A:Solved: shared printer can not be set as default on one computer

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I had a MacBook 12." The network worked 65% (not sure why), but recently it's not been working. Even when it worked, I could get files from my Windows 10 desktop (hotspot), but NEVER vice versa.

I followed all the instructions and watched videos to see how to set up network and etc. I believe that I have done everything I need on Windows' part.

Now, I am having another Mac, namely MacBook Air. When I typed in the server address (smb ip), it says that I couldn't access it. Ask the administrator......

OK, but I share whatever files I want and turned them on in the Windows, and the previous MacBook worked and could get the files from my Windows PC, why not this new Mac?


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I have three computers on a network, 2 desktops, 1 laptop. All have XPHome, NIS2007 and SpySweeper installed. All three are networked through a wireless router. All can connect to the internet and all can be seen in My Network Places (all shared files for all 3 computers). The issue is I can't access the shared files on the laptop from either of the two desktops. However, all the shared files on the two desktops can be accessed from any of the other computers. Only the laptop's shared files can't be accessed.

I checked Norton's firewall settings on each computer, esp the laptop, and they all should be accessible from either computer. I even turned the firewall off on the laptop and still couldn't access the files from the other computers. I even added an advanced setting on the laptop's firewall to allow specific IP address computers (the two desktops) access to any files, still no go.

The router shows all three computers on the network being connected.


A:Solved: Can't access shared files on a networked computer

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It prompts me for a password to access my c drive on the 98se computer.
I can see the share on my xphome computer. I only have one administrator password on the 98se computer. I remember this happening when I tried to share the c drive on two xphome computers a while back. Any folders that I shared individually I could access ok. but if i shared the entire drive I was promted for a password as well, in which the admin passwords didnt work. Is there somekind of default password? Ive tried no password also....and no luck. thks

A:Solved: shared drive c: on 98se computer I can see it on the network but


I did assign a new password for the c drive when i initially set up file sharing. Windows 98 has an 8 character limitation for its file sharing passwords. When I tried to access the files when xp promted me for a password i used what i thought was a 10 character password (my usual password) when if fact i should have just typed in the first 8 characters of my password instead of the full 10 characters. I recognized this when I only saw xxxxxxxx(eight characters) when I went into properties-sharing (option) on my 98se computer.


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Hi all,

I have a curious problem on my home network at the moment which means I can access the shared files and ping using the ip address, but not the computer name, of a xp computer. I found lots of other people who had this problem and they fixed it with a few commands at command prompt, but that didn't work for me.

Here is the setup:
1 XP computer - no problems accessing other computer using computer name
1 Vista laptop - where all the problems are
and a router

I have static ips for both computers and I have the dns set up correctly.

Of course as all my music and files are on the other computer, and all the programs are looking for \\computername not \\ipaddress, so the programs are complaining that they can't find anything

Here is an ipconfig /all

C:\Users\Andy>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : Andys-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Peer-Peer
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : Yes
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Dell Wireless 1397 WLAN Mini-Card
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-23-4E-98-F7-51
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : No
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::2d76:7bc0:755e:f934%12(Preferred)
IPv4 Address. . . . . . . . . . . :
Subnet Mask . . . . . . . . . . .... Read more

A:Solved: Can access shared files and ping using ip, but not computer name

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I believe there is a way to back-up Windows XP that is "hidden" in the Windows XP install disk. I have a Dell laptop that I would like to back-up on CD's. I believe the back-up option is "hidden" on the install disk under "tools" or something like that. If anyone knows about this I would appreciate the help.

A:Solved: Backing-Up Windows XP, Home Edition

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I am using a shared computer..caould you please give me all the steps that need to be taken in order to delete all internet history..i run disk cleanup & delete all browsing, cookies etc. though the control panel internet option.
Any info you can give me to insure my sites & passwords cannot be tracked would be greatly appreciated.

A:[SOLVED] Delete ALL internet history so it cannot be traced on a shared computer

When you did all this were you logged in as the Administrator account?

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Right now I'm running 7 Pro 64Bit w/SP1.
My OS is on a 750GB SATA HDD.

I've never done this before & there are points the 10 upgrade may do to my machine that I don't personally like, so I would like to know how to go about making a full system backup.

What would be the simplest, but most complete way of doing this?
1. Should I use Microsoft's own Backup program or should I download some other (free) program?
2. I also have a 500GB SATA HDD, can I use this as my backup destination?

A:Backing up before 10 upgrade

Is the 500GB drive a second drive installed in your computer - if so, that makes a great place to use for an automated backup routine. Regardless, as long as it's not the same hard drive as your Windows system is on, I would back everything up to the 500GB drive - meaning backup your personal files that you have created (not the operating system files).

I just copy everything from "My Documents" which includes all the subfolders (pictures, music, documents, etc.). You may also want to save your e-mails and internet favorites. I use the windows file explorer to copy the files from one destination to the other. No backup program used for this one time backup/copy process.

One thing I do that is not standard is that I create a subfolder under "My Documents" called "Outlook" and then I have my Outlook e-mail program use that folder to store my e-mails rather than the standard location, then when I need to backup everything I don't forget to save the e-mail files (which on a standard windows/outlook install are a little hard to find).

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I have had a Xp based network for years with no problems. Remote desktop connection to a shared computer. The same shared computer would have various drives that were shared and I could map network drives from it or remote desktop to it without issues.
I recently upgraded my office laptop to a newer computer and it is running windows 7 Pro.
Upgraded the shared computer( named Grunt) with shared drives to windows 7 at the same time.
Ever since changing my computers to Windows 7 I have a problem that has been reoccurring.
The Grunt will disappear from the network, the mapped drives will stop working(in the middle of streaming or copying a file) or/and the remote desktop connection will disconnect.
Very frustrating.
All computers same workgroup.
Windows 7 computers same homegroup
Looked online and saw that other people have had similar issues for years.
Some fixes on the internet said to edit the registry
Problem is I have no HKLM section in MY registry...
What can I do to fix this problem?

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okay so I used to be able to access the shared folders that are on my computer that is running windows XP on my vista laptop and my xbox 360
but they are no longer showing up

I just spent a couple of hours trying to get it working again but nothing that I did solved the problem it would be really great if somebody could help me out this is very frustrating

A:Can not access shared folders that are on my windows XP computer

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English is not my first languaje, i will do my best.

A client has a computer running Windows 10 Pro that shares a folder to be accesible from MS-DOS based machines (i have no control from them). The MS-DOS program asks for user and password and gets connection to the folder.

The Windows 10 machine was not enought fast, and we decide to change it to a better machine (new machine with i3cpu, 16gb Ram, Windows 7 Pro 64bits).
I setup all configuration the same as was in the old computer:
- computer name
- Workgroup
- user and password
- static ip adress and DNS
- folder shared name (this is in a secondary hdd, moved from old computer to the new)...

Computers with Windows 7 and Windows XP in the same network have Access instantly, all works fine,
but the MS-DOS based machines says: "wrong password" (and is not).

Surfing in the web I found that:

I have setup Windows LAN Manager authentication level to Send LM and NTLM Responses, but the result is the same.

I don't know where is the mistake. Has anyone any idea how can i solve that problem?

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Ok, so I really didnt need Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP but I installed it out of boredom onto my computer to play with the other acounts on my computer. I put abunch of limits on my limited account, the rest of the family uses, and I set the options so when I press CTRL+ALT+DELETE twice at the Welcome Screen it would bring up the admin log on.

Well, it was bugging me so I uninstalled it, thinking it would reset all the options... it didnt.

It uninstalled and it still only shows the family account on the welcome screen. When I press CTRL+ALT+DELETE twice, nothing happens now. If I had admin rights I could change the log on from the welcome screen to the screen where you jsut type the user and password. But I have no rights, annnd, I can't install any programs.

Any help would be appreciate, Thanks.

p.s. I have knoppix on a bootable cd, if i can get around it that way. Thanks, Tyler.

A:Shared Computer Toolkit for Windows XP.. big issue.

Have you tried Safe mode? Hit F8 while the computer is booting up. That should bring up the log in for the admin account.

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On my account on this shared computer, this malware (or spyware) is currently doing its scareware tangent. However, this account does not have that issue at all. I have thus far tried using AVG and Spyware S&D. While both removed multiple issues, but my account is still afflicted by at least 'Soft. I am currently running a full scan with Malwarebytes (free version, as I downloaded it as suggested by a post on this site concerning Antivirus Soft). My concern is whether this can be done from this account to clear my other account of the problem. If not, I'm simply requesting some advice. On a side note, this malware seemed to come with other viruses which a combination of Spyware S&D, AVG, and Malwarebytes (quick scan) promptly removed. As I noted, this account doesn't seem to be afflicted in the manner my own is, which I have not yet heard about. I understand this may take time to reply to, but I'll appreciate any help.

A:Antivirus Soft on Windows XP Shared computer.

I would think if you run a FULL scan with MBAm it should be OK. But If you have Teatimer in SpyBot running it will ned to be disabled first.TeaTimer works by preventing ANY changes to the system. It will attempt to undo any fixes we run, because it blocks these fixes from running.In order to safeguard your system from problems that can be brought on by a half finished fix, we need to disable TeaTimer. We can reenable it when we're done if you like.Open SpyBot Search and Destroy by going to Start -> All Programs -> Spybot Search and Destroy -> Spybot Search and Destroy.If prompted with a legal dialog, accept the warning.Click and then on "Advanced Mode"
You may be presented with a warning dialog. If so, press Click on Click on Uncheck this checkbox:
Close/Exit Spybot Search and DestroyNext run ATF and SAS: If you cannot access Safe Mode,run in normal ,but let me know.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".From your regular user account..Download Attribune's ATF Cleaner and then SUPERAntiSpyware , Free Home Version. Save both to desktop ..DO NOT run yet.Open SUPER from icon and install and Update itUnder Scanner Options make sure the following are checked (leave all others unchecked):Close browsers before scanning.Scan for tracking cookies.Terminate memory threats before quarantining.Click the "Close" button to leave the control center ... Read more

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I have a homegroup with several Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers. One of them is Windows 7 PC with external My Book that contains several folders I need to share with other computers. I have been able to successfully share two of the folders but no matter what I do I can't get the other two folders to be even visible to other computers. All folders have exactly the same sharing and security options. Is there a limit to the number of folders that can be shared -- I only have 2 and I can't believe that would be the limit

Any suggestions?

A:Shared folders on Windows 7 computer not visible to other computers

Quote: Originally Posted by AncientDragon

I have a homegroup with several Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers. One of them is Windows 7 PC with external My Book that contains several folders I need to share with other computers. I have been able to successfully share two of the folders but no matter what I do I can't get the other two folders to be even visible to other computers. All folders have exactly the same sharing and security options. Is there a limit to the number of folders that can be shared -- I only have 2 and I can't believe that would be the limit

Any suggestions?

Have you tried adding the folders of the drive to a shared Library? There isn't a limit of two folders.

Library - Include a Folder

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Is it possible for me to back up Kaspersky Internet Security onto an external hdd, it's exact state including the fact it's properly licensed and updated, and then for me to clean install Windows 7 and restore Kaspersky Internet Security back to the computer?

Android Phones have Titanium Backup Pro and with that you can back up apps (or software, I guess) and restore that back to the phone as they were when they were backed up, including their licensees to you and everything without any hassle at all. Is there something similar for Windows 7?

Why I want to do is is because I have a friends computer here in front of me and I want to clean install his operating system for them because it's a mess and I'm not a professional, I'm doing this he's a friend. So I'm going to wipe the machine with a clean install (it's less work for me) for him so he has a clean slate (then update, install some software so it's basically working out of the box when he turns it on) and then set up some user accounts for him and his son so he is the Admin and his son needs to come to him to install any software.

However, it's going to be a pain in the butt to install Kaspersky again for him as I don't have his product key, the email attached to his liscense or finally his email login details so I could make everything stable and running before I hand it back to him (I wouldn't want that stuff anyways).

If I could back up his AV and then kinda flash the back up image back onto his PC that would sav... Read more

A:[SOLVED] Backing up software to restore after a clean install of Windows?

that is the difference between android and windows, you cannot backup individual programs.

if you are helping your friend, you should be able to contact him to get the info need. If not, then just install the free trial and make sure he enters the proper info before the 30 days is up.

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I am running Windows 7 on two systems, a desktop and a laptop. I am trying to share a printer on the desktop.

I had the sharing accomplished by assigning each computer to the same workgroup.

I then took my laptop to my son's house where they have a wireless network. Next I returned to my house and when I tried to print it refused stating that the printer was offline. I did not mess with any printer settings while at my son's house just used the wireless connection to connect to the internet.

I am using ZoneAlarm Firewall Pro and ZoneAlarm Antivirus.

I hope that someone can help me.


1. I tried pinging the desktop from the laptop and the laptop from the desktop from the cmd interface. This worked fine.

1.a. The shared files showup as expected.

2. I stopped ZoneAlarm from running and then stopped Windows Firewall from running. Then I tried to print from the laptop again. Still the printer was reported offline.

3. Then I changed the workgroup names on each computer and restarted. Still the printer was reported offline.

4. The ipconfig /all for the desktop is:
Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : GatewayDesktop
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : Belkin

Ethernet adapter Local Area Connection:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . : Belkin
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A:Solved: Windows 7 and non shared printer.

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

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

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

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

PING <ip address>
PING <computer name>

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

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

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

Check your Services are Started on all PCs:

COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations)
WLAN AutoConfig (Vista wireless configurations)

Note: You can check the services in Con... Read more

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I have a customer who has a Samsung CLX-2160 Printer. (nb it is NOT the 2160N version)

The nightmare I am having is to share the printer between about 5 laptops on a home wireless networks.

In the customer's office I have a Vista Laptop which is wired via USB directly to the unit.

No problems printing.

All laptops are connected via EchoLife HG520s Router via Wireless.

I installed the printer driver on the XP, Vista and Windows 7 laptops.

Surprise surprise the XP laptops worked first time but the Vista & Windows 7 laptops did not.

Rather than bore you by forcing you to read my sporadic efforts which have had intermittent success (ALL units have printed at some point via Wireless Network) I would be grateful if someone could point me towards the correct method for sharing this unit across a Home Network.

(Samsung spent over an hour trying to sort and are completely stumped too despite escalation)

What is the best way to do it? The fact that it works for a while then stops suggests a dynamic environment as regards the network and my suspicions lie with DHCP.

I can find no mention of the printer within the router (maybe not surprising as connecting via Laptop to Printer USB connection)

Is the solution to designate a static IP for the laptop connected to the printer via whom they vare all trying to print?

I'm pulling out what little hair I have

This was exacerbated by the fact that the only thing which seemed to enable Printer Sharing was to DISABLE... Read more

A:Solved: Samsung CLX-2160 shared between XP, Vista and Windows 7 ??

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I'm having some trouble setting up a network printer on Windows 2000.

I have it shared out on a closed LAN and all the other PCs on the network (which are running XP) have no problem finding the printer and adding it. The 2000 system also does not appear to have a problem seeking out and finding the shared printer and it adds it in, but when you go to print a test page nothing happens.

Upon looking at the Ports tab under the printers Properties window, it looks like the port it's associating with this printer is some sort of "Virtual USB" port, instead of //server/6050d

All of the buttons in this ports tab are greyed out so I can't create a new port to add at this point. I can right click on the printers inventory window and click Server Settings, and create a port that reflects the port //server/6050dserver printer name (as is the way it's presented to the network), but when you go back to the ports tab for the printer properties, it doesn't show up, and I can't change the selection from one port to another anyway.

Windows 2000 is running service pack 3, if that helps anyone out there. I don't know if there are reverse-compatibility issues involved here...

A:Solved: Printing from Windows 2000 to shared printer on XP

Nevermind. For some reason, after rebooting 2000, it just worked. Go figure!

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Ok so I realize this Thread is supposed to be for Hardware However my Question is both a Hardware and Software related Question so here goes.

First My System Info.

Foxconn A88GMV Mobo

AMD Phenom II x2 555BE 3.2Ghz (Unlocked via Core Release) to AMD Phenom II x4 B55 3.2Ghz
Mushkin 4Gb DDR3 1333 2x 2Gb PC3 10600 Dual Channel Mode
Integrated IGP AMD Radeon HD 4250 Graphics
300Watt HP Server Power Supply
In A Dell Dimension 2400 Mini Tower Case
Added an AMD 3200rpm CPU Fan behind the Air Scoop in the front Bezel/Face Plate
Rear System Fan is an Insanely High CFM + Pressure Generic 3200rpm 120mm Case Fan
CPU Cooler is Stock AMD AM3/AM3+ 3200rpm Heatsink Fan Combo
Optical Drive - Philips Dual Layer DVD-RAM/DVD-R/W Sata-3 5.25"
HDD1 750Gb Toshiba Sata-3 2.5"
HDD2 1.5Tb Toshiba Sata-3 2.5"
HDD3 1.5Tb Toshiba Sata-3 2.5"
PCI-1 5 Port USB 2.0 Hub Card
PCI-2 PCI to PCMCIA Adapter Card w/ Netgear RangeMax WPN-511 WiFi Card Inserted
5.25" Bay-2 is an 5.25" to 3.5" HDD Adapter Tray with Vents and 2x USB 2.0 Connected to Mobo
Bottom 2x USB 2.0 in Front Face Plate/Bezel Connected to Mobo
Currently Running Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

Ok Now Comes The Fun Part

So the problem that I am having is this. In the BIOS I can either set my Graphics Card to Auto-128Mb-256Mb-or-512MB Now that is fine by me However Said HyperMemory is more than enough to meat my modest needs, and when I go into Windows, Windows see's that hey you have 256Mb or 512MB etc,.. However... Read more

A:Solved: Hardware/Windows Shared Memory Issue

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Solved issue about sharp AR M-236 in Windows 8. I've been trying to connect to a shared printer on an OS running on Windows XP. No drivers were given for Winows 8. The first thing to do is disabling driver signature in Windows 8 that is given as default:
Disable Driver Signature Verification

Then you have to install the driver (depending on 64-bit or 32-bit architecture):

During installation you will be asked to specify whether the printer is shared or directly connected. Choose shared and then specify the canonical windows path, for example:

where John is the computer where the copier Sharp Ar-m236 is installed and working...

Hope it helps

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Hi all,

I know this has probably been asked countless times but, I also know computer specs differ on all machines!

I have a Compaq Presario CQ56-156SA,
Ati Radeon
2GB RAM (shared)

I have noticed within two or so weeks that the performance has really gotten bad, so much so It seems I am running Windows 7 on a 1/2 GB RAM and things are no better when I switch to Basic or Classic theme!

My startup is limited to MSE and Realtek audio and I have already gone through services in order to disable/manual items as in the tutorial found on Sevenforums!

Checking with Crucial.com (UK Site) I can upgrade to 8GB RAM but I wouldn't go that far on just 320GB HDD! I was wondering if it is even worth upgrading RAM at all because the slowness of the laptop is unbearable considering my last machine was 3GB dual core AMD and no matter how slow that one had gotten, It was bearable!

So, if it is worth upgrading my RAM, should I go for an extra 2GB as planned or would I be better off with the maximum 8GB as HP-Compaq and Crucial suggest as maximum?

Thanks in advance people!

A:Good idea to upgrade RAM? (shared memory)

Would you post a snip of your resource monitor on the memory tab?

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Installed a new hard drive in my laptop. The previous hard drive had Windows 7 installed along with the recovery partition. I was able to backup the OS and install on new drive and it shows the recovery partition in the disc system manager, but I cannot seem to reinstall Win7 fresh. Is this even possible or will I have to actually buy a new Win7 disc and install fresh?


A:Solved: "Ghosting" or backing up Windows 7 to a new hard drive

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I have never backed up a computer the whole time I've had one which was when they first came out. I got Windows 7 and I have this little flag in the right hand corner that says I have to back up.
Anyway - should I do this and how? How do you know what to backup? Surely it wouldn't be all the programs and can you back it up right on your computer somewhere.
I know nothing about this, so you might have to talk kids language for me.

A:Backing up computer

I guess you mean a complete back up
Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup

I was not aware of a notice that it had to be done.

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Hello. Quick question. My mum asked me to help her make her computer faster, and I figured the best and easiest way would be to back up her stuff and reformat windows.

Anyway, my questions is - how do i actually back all her files up?

Can I just copy and past everything in C drive onto the external hard drive?

A:Backing up a whole computer

Copying all the contents of C wont save the applications, be a bit more selective, say my documents and any files that are not saved in the my documents folder.

Depending upon your pc - control panel has the backup feature usually, you can do a full windows backup which will take a while.

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Hi Folks - this is my 1st post here, so please bear with me because compared to most folks here....I'm sure I'm very low on the totem pole of computer knowledge.

I just started with computers about 7 years ago (I'm 59) & I'm just self taught. I got started with computers because I like to play poker & when I used to live out West....there were plenty of "live" venues (casino's, Poker Rooms) to play at. When I moved to GA where I live now, they have no "live" venues, so I decided to learn how to play on the interet because I knew that online poker was booming at the time.

By the way, as anybody else who is an American internet poker player knows.....online poker for American players has been going downhill ever since 2006 & it is at the point now where it is for lack of a better analogy....on life support.....why?......because our politicians don't have anything better to do.....actually, the one who did the most massive damage hasn't been a politician for a long time.

ANYWAY - sorry for getting off track. What I'd like to know is this. I would like to back-up my computer with CD-R disks. I tried backing up my computer once before with special disks made specifically for my computer....and everything seemed to be going fine....and when I finally got to the end of the 3rd and last disk & pressed the final button to finish it all up (I'm not sure I'm describing this exactly right...it was a... Read more

A:Backing Up Your Computer

To help us help you,please use the TSG System Info tool to let Tech's know the specs of your computer: http://static.techguy.org/download/SysInfo.exe Copy and paste the results here in your thread. You can use the TSG Info to fill in your computer information in your user profile as well.

Also, if its a brand name system like an Acer,Dell or HP, please post the exact model of the system.

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The computer in question is a Toshiba Satellite Laptop - model A205-S4629. I think I've narrowed my issues down to problems with Vista.

I was attemptingto make a mirror backup of my computer before I just do a complete Wipe and reinstall. I will be creating backup via CD, and it states I will need 13-19 disk, which I have. During startup the computer freezes, however on rare occasions it boots up. My concern is having it freeze during the backup process. Does anyone know how much time is required for a complete back-up??

Some background. The computer started freezing or hanging several weeks ago. I have attempted:

** The only way the computer will start up in normal mode is if I use the battery.
** To use the power plug, the computer will only boot via Safe Mode.

1. Startup Repair
2. Checkdisk
3. Inserting original disk which came with computer.
4. Bootrec
5. BIOS/Setup - error came "back system.mgr is unavailable"

I think I went through the above diagnosing correctly, but if you feel I may have missed something let me know.

Based on the time I have spent, I have faced the reality my best option is the complete reinstall.

I would appreciate any feedback or suggestions you may have.

A:Backing up Computer

I have noticed that with many of the back up software, they do not work very well with CDs. I could not back up my Windows Seven on CDs. I finally bought an external hard drive and using Macrium Reflect (which has already saved me from a major problem) I can back up with no problem. May I suggest the use of an external hard drive and Macrium Reflect.
As added information, the use of Karens Replicator will be an excellent method to back up your personal stuff, either manually or on schedule.
To get to your original question. I would give it about an hour to back up. Of course there is not way of really knowing, since it depends on how much stuff you have.

Here are my solutions to freezing, and an excellent article, which I hope is of some help
Go to search type device manager and look for any yellow warning markers
Download and run malwarebytes, a full scan after you update
Run antivirus scan
Check memory with memtest86
Make sure that you are not over heating.
Try in safe mode; report back if it works properly.
Try a clean boot
Make sure PSU is working properly
If overclocking, restore to original
Test hard drive at company website.
Test in safe mode, does it still happen?
Try with clean boot..

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I use to have a backup on my computer but I guess when my windows 7 machine upgraded to 10 and then downgraded back to 7 it got tampered with???? "
Task image is corrupt or has been tampered with 0x80041321"
Is the message im recieving.


Any file, including a backup, on a hard drive can become corrupt. The theory is that it is unlikely for the original data and the backup to go bad at the same time.

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I have a Home wireless network with two desktops and a laptop. Both desk tops have Trend Micro Internet Security 2006 installed with Win XP SP2 also on both. I mapped the network and was able to back up my main computer by simply clicking and dragging to the second desktop.

Now when I try to open the drive for the second desktop I get a pop up asking for a user name and password. I have never set up a password on either but do have two users on the second desktop. I have chabged both desktops to the Office Network, Home Network and Wireless Network confugurations in Trend Micro as well as turning off the firewall but I still get the same message.

Anyone run into this before?

A:Backing Up to Second Computer

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I would just like some advice really my friend told to backup my pc which I agree with, however I do not have the external hard drive so my friend said I could use his meaning he will have my backup.

Is there any risks or anything anyone would be able to do with my backup I should worry about?

A:Backing up your computer

To me, the term 'secure' means only I have access to my computer and it's data.
Your friend may be trustworthy, but once your backup is in someone else's possession, it's out of your control.

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Hi, I'm trying to back up my Sony laptop in preperation for sending it away to tech support across the country - even though it's only for cosmetic repairs they warned me they still might format it!! Even when I ASKED them not to!! Anyway i wanted to do this as quickly and simply as possible, but nothing is making it easy.

Ok, so I used Windows XP Backup to create a huge image of my hard disk. This file is called backup.bkf and it is 32GB in size.

Now comes the question ... WHERE do I put this 32 GB file??? All I have is a CD-RW drive. CD-R's seem like a dumb way to do this ... i estimated that it would take 40+ of them to hold it! I don't even know if i have that many...

Someone give me a better solution ... please?

A:backing up my computer

Kinda hard findin that reverse gere?

Another way to go would be to change the CD for a DVD, this will give you about 4GB storage space. Too bad the "Blue Ray" isn't in production yet, you could almost put it all on one disk.

You could also look into an external hdd, you could use it as a backup for the laptop hdd.

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This is a really weird one.
OS is XP SP3 fully up to date.
Primary master 80Gb, 3 partitions - XP, Vista, Data.
Primary slave DVD
Secondary master - removable bay 40Gb 1 partition Fat32 Empty
Sata 1 80Gb 1 partition Fat32 Empty
Promise Ultra PCI Primary removable bay 40Gb NTFS XP from a Laptop

Shared a folder on the Data partition and can see the top level of it from this and other machines on the network, but won't expand.
Tried the whole drive with same result.

So, I tried sharing the Secondary master with the same result.

So I tried sharing the Promise attached one and it worked perfectly, as did the SATA drive.

So I swapped the secondary master and the Promise disks and tried again.

Still the 2ndMaster (was the one on the Promise) seen but will not expand and the Promise attached (was 2nd Master) worked - but obviously they are now different disk contents.

It looks as though the disks attached to the IDE controllers on the Motherboard are blocked in some way.

Removing Firewall and AV software makes no difference.

I'm puzzled.

A:Solved: Shared, but not shared.

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I got an external drive, a 750 GB drive. The actual capacity of the drive is 698 GB. I have 678 Free. I only have one internal hard drive, with an actual capacity of 687 GB, and I have used 178 GB of my C drive. I have a 12 GB or so Recovery partition. Anyway, When I use widows backup to backup my computer, the backup size is 283.5 GB, which about 100 more GB than is taken on my drive? Why is this?

A:Backing up my computer using too much space

Are you creating a Full System Image in the backup?

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I would like some advice regarding how I can back up my computer and system in the event it crashes again. I would like to be able to restore the computer in exactly the same state it was in when it crashes.

A:Backing up System and Computer

You should look at a cloning software product. I use Acronis True Image and it will restore your system to its point in time that the backup was taken.

You will probably have to purchase some addtional hardware depending on your system, but you can get it restored if its backup up correctly.


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I am starting up my own computer repair company. I am trying to figure out the most effective/quickest way to back -up a customer's PC. Is creating a disk image the best option. I use Acronis True Image on my own PC and really like the job it does. Can someone tell me exactly how you would restore a crashed system by using the disk image. I guess it is much quicker than a complete computer back up. Using a program on a trial basis, would that still allow you to create a disk image and recover a system. Appreciate the feedback.Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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