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Windows XP computer won't share with Windows 7 computer

Q: Windows XP computer won't share with Windows 7 computer


I have several Windows XP 64bit professional computers that have been sharing fine with a Windows 7 computer. I use the same user name and password for all the computers. But recently a couple of them have the problem that when I try to access their discs from the Windows 7 machine the dialogue box comes up saying Enter Network Password. I put in the same password for the "Name of windows7 computer"\Username I always have and it just comes back with the same dialogue box. When I try to access the problem XP 64bit computer's drive from another XP 64bit computer there is no problem.I've also tried putting in the same Username and password into the "Use another account" box and no difference. I on the XP 64bit computer under sharing I have Everyone given Full Control, read and write all ticked. I also have the single user name with all these permissions ticked. Please could you give some advice.

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A: Windows XP computer won't share with Windows 7 computer

Also from the all the XP 64bit machines I can access the c drive of the Windows 7 computer even from the ones where I can't access their C drives from the Windows 7 machine.

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For some reason my Windows 7 PC can not find/share files with other computers on our LAN by computer name, but can just fine by ip address.

So \\COMPUTERNAME doesn't work,

but \\#.#.#.# does.

If I ping -a the ip address, it correctly gets the computer name and is able to ping just fine.

I'm lost, any thoughts?

A:Windows 7 Can't Share Files By Computer Name

Welcome to Seven Forums!

There's a few items to check when you want to do file sharing with other computers.

Here's a couple good tutorials that should help:

Networking home computers running different versions of Windows
Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows

Give these a try and let us know how it goes.

Good Luck!

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hey all,

i think this should be a pretty straight forward process, but i'm getting stumped!

i have two windows 10 pro computers. first computer has a folder on the root of the C drive that i want to access from the second computer- both on the same wifi network, same workgroup, set to private network in windows- no homegroups set up.

i can enable sharing of the folder, but i can't select the user account from the second computer that i want to have access to the folder- when i try to select the user account (from the second computer), i can only see the local computer accounts- how do i set access for a specific user account on the second computer?

i'm pretty sure i remember this being more easily done back on windows 7, but honestly it's been awhile since i've needed to set up folder shares.

any help is greatly appreciated, thanks!

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How do I share an Epson printer on windows 7 with my other computer that has windows xp? Again thanks for your help

A:Share Epson printer on windows 7 with my other XP computer?

On the assumption the printer is hard wired (e.g. USB ) to the W7 computer, go to the printer properties and the sharing tab and give it a share name. Then, on the XP machine, add a printer, network printer or local port and add..... \\W7 computer name\share name - add.

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I want to connect my laptop to my windows computer only to access files.

I have a command line only install of linux so don't want to have to install X just to rdp.

I would like to ssh in. Is this the simplest way? I am only going to be in the other room of my apartment so do I still need to make a server for that?

I want to connect by wifi though rather than cat5.

So is making windows an ssh server the best way to go? In terms of security is making it a server any more of a risk than just being online normally?

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hey can someone help me setup a share so i can access my server files so i can edit them with my windows xp home computer if you can help me email me at [email protected] thanks

A:help my computer wont setup a share on windows 2000

Really easy. Right click the resource you wish to share, choose "Sharing...", check the box that says "Share this [whatever] on the network."

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I am trying to transfer the program MagicInfo from a machine I believe is about to crash over to a different computer. Both computers run Windows 7. The old computer says it runs Windows 7 under properties, but the display looks like it is pre Windows XP, with
the grey taskbar. I called MagicInfo tech support and they told me I needed to change the formatting of the USB in order to get the program to transfer. In all formats except NFTS, I could not get anything to back up to the flash drive and had to copy the
files from the C drive. In the NFTS format, I can get it to back up directly to the flash drive, but when I bring it to the other machine, the restore wizard still cannot find a backup to restore from. I am not sure how to proceed from here, and I have to
get this done soon. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Update: Enabled Sharing on the USB and tried to get it to work via the network. Found it in the network and it says Windows does not detect any files to restore from. Is it even possible to restore this program in this way? 


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I got a new HP today and as soon as I got it home, it boots up and then the error message "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the installation." and it wont go beyond that, I click OK and it boots up again with the same message. Please Respond!

A:Why does my computer display "Windows could not complete the installation. To install Windows on this computer, restart the...

Do you have any usb devices connected to it or any media inserted such as CDs? If so, disconnect them and try again.

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Before going into the details, I have used this setup (W7's printer accessed from XP) for months. I'm now using another XP computer and can't get it to work - although it can "see" the printer via the workgroup and tried to connect to it, it can't find a driver (of which more later). So it may well be a driver issue too. Here's what happens.

I have an OKI printer attached to the Windows 7 (Ultimate) computer via a USB cable. It works flawlessly.

I have a laptop with Windows XP Professional that can see the Windows 7 computer and everything attached to it, including the OKI printer.

When I tried accessing the OKI printer from the XP laptop, it complained that it did not have the correct driver, so I downloaded the driver from the OKI website and extracted it it to reveal the INF file and the others.

In the XP machine I go to "Add Printer" and choose "attached to another computer", browse for the OKI and choose it. It then tells me to find the INF file to install the driver. When I do that it says that Windows cannot locate a suitable driver.

My recollection from years ago was that Windows itself offered to find a driver in this situation from Windows Update, but it didn't happen in this case. The downloaded OKI driver is the correct one for the printer and suitable for XP, Vista and Windows 7, so why does Windows not recognise it?

I set up an almost exaxctly identical (XP sharing W7's printers) on the same network a few months ago and had ab... Read more

A:Printer attached to W7 computer will not share with XP computer

Solved - my mistake. I'd picked the wrong driver after all that!


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I've got a strange problem dealing with a 2012 R2 share.  We have a lab with 30 Windows 7 Enterprise workstations.  They all have the same desktop via a GPO applied folder redirection to a share on the above mentioned 2012 R2 server.  All
but 4 of them can connect and pull the desktop with the appropriate shortcuts, network folders, etc.

So the share permissions have no explicit denies.  In an effort to resolve this issue I've added both Everyone and Authenticated Users with Read permissions on top of the appropriate AD Group object that already had Read permissions and of
course SYSTEM and Domain Admins with Full Control.  The NTFS permissions have of course CREATOR OWNER, SYSTEM, and Domain Admins with Full Control.  The appropriate AD Group also has Read permissions.  No explicit NTFS denies either.

Using either the same account that belongs to the appropriate AD Group or my Domain Admin account (which doesn't have the redirected desktop) I can login to all workstations and all but the above mentioned four get the folder redirected desktop.
 When I authenticate with my DA account and try to connect to the share on those four computers I get the same error the user gets:

Network Error
Windows cannot access \\SERVER\Share$
You do not have permission to access \\SERVER\Share$.  Contact your network administrator to request access.

I think we've all seen this error before.  But I've only seen it associated w... Read more

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I am in the process of buying a new computer with Vista and my old computer is XP. I purchased a USB 2.0 Host Link Networking Bridge Cable but there are no instructions. Can you tell me what I need to know to transfer my files from one to the other? rgreg4234 (also, I have Windows XP w/service pack 3 not 1)

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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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Having problems with the above subject.Can't seem to get decent instructions from Microsoft.
Any help,
Please advise.

A:Windows Easy Transfer from Windows Xp computer to WIndows 7 computer

According to the instructions at the Microsoft Download Center you need to install Easy Transfer on the XP computer, it is already installed on Windows 7.
Start the Easy Transfer on the XP computer.
Type Easy Transfer in the Search programs and file box, right click on Easy Transfer in the pane above the search box and choose Run as administrator.
Once Easy transfer starts follow the instructions provided by the Wizard to select and transfer your data.
You can use the following to make the transfer:
A USB easy transfer cable.
A network connection.
Removable media, such as a flash drive or an external hdd.

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Please assist to know the list of problems that can arise when we disable Administrative shares on Domain workstations (Windows 7, 8.1 and 10), most of the tech threads just say "some services may not function properly"
can someone help to know what are the services

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I recently bought a Windows 8 laptop that I am trying to network with my Windows Vista desktop to get access to files and use the printer. I see the Windows Vista computer on the laptop but it will only let me access it if I have the firewall turned off. If I turn the firewall back on, it won't allow me access. I am using Kapersky internet security on both machines. How can I go about accessing my desktop and keep the firewall on. Any help would be appreciated. Thanks :

A:Networking Windows Vista Computer to Windows 8 Computer

How can I go about accessing my desktop and keep the firewall on.Click to expand...

Configure the firewall for the desired access. That may mean to "trust" or "allow" any devices on your LAN.

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QuickBook 2006 Data backed on USB flash drive up from oldcomputer with Windows XP. I am trying to transfer from flash drive to newcomputer with Windows 7. Get error message QBB is not a valid win 32application. How can I get the data from the old computer to the new computer?I have already installed QuickBooks on the new computer.
Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G860 @ 3.00GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3982 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics, 1799 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 460142 MB, Free - 404304 MB; D: Total - 16567 MB, Free - 2052 MB;
Motherboard: Foxconn, 2ABF
Antivirus: Norton 360 Premier Edition, Updated and Enabled

A:Transfering Data From Computer with Windows XP to Computer with Windows 7

I am trying to transfer from flash drive to newcomputer with Windows 7. Get error message QBB is not a valid win 32application.Click to expand...

How are you trying to "transfer." The normal way is to simply copy the desired files and then eventually delete them from the USB flash driver when sure that they are no longer needed.

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currently writing a powershell script to harden Windows 7 machines. I am basing what I am scripting off the STIG at
https://www.stigviewer.com/stig/windows_7/. Many of
the things that need to be edited are in the Administrative Templates section of the group policy object in the mmc.

Right now I am using Set-ItemProperty to edit the registry values for these policies, but I wanted to
know if there is an easier way, such as exporting a completed Administrative Template and importing it onto the new machine (as local policies is able to be done).


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Hello there,

I have an eight year old Gateway computer. It is just a regular, single home desktop. It has Windows XP Home Edition, 1.25 GB of RAM (originally had 256MB of RAM and I added two sticks of 512MB of RAM). I updated my computer to Service Pack 2 using Microsoft's Windows Update. My internet speed is about 6 - 8 MB's per second (cable).

Here is my problem: When I do not use my computer, it automatically starts to load like crazy. All I hear is the churning inside my PC's tower, but nothing comes up on the screen. After 30 seconds to 1 minute, the churning goes away. Also, when it churns, I see the hour glass next to the arrow on the screen. This happens once in a while, but it is suspicious. My computer hasn't been running like it used to, so I'm concerned if there are any viruses/trojans/malware/spyware deep inside my computer that are hiding from my numerous virus/spyware scans.

Also, when this problem started, I noticed that my Internet Explorer 7 has been scrolling up and down choppy on a lot of websites. Right now, if I scroll up and down this message body where I am typing this message, it will be sluggish. But, if I scroll Tech Support's website, it is not sluggish. Even when I highlight this text, it is sluggish to highlight. Websites like -- YouTube -- forget it. Very slow and I can't even play YouTube's HD videos as they are very choppy.

I would like to know from the experts if there is anything suspicious on my computer that shou... Read more

A:Windows XP Home -- Computer Slow At Times; Computer Randomly Loads In Idle

Hello and welcome to TSF.

I Apologize for the late response.

If you still require assistance, we would like to see the latest state of your system. So, please post a fresh DDS log and a new GMER log as described in this topic. In your reply, I would also like to know any symptoms you may still have and how your computer is running at the moment.

Please subscribe to this thread to get immediate notification of replies as soon as they are posted. To do this click Thread Tools, then click Subscribe to this Thread. Make sure it is set to Instant Notification, then click Subscribe.

Please note that the forum is very busy and if I don?t hear from you in three-five days this thread will be closed.

With Regards,

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Hello to everyone on bleepingcomputers.com,

First off, I would like to apologize in advance if I've posted in the wrong forum..I would also like to mention that my computer skills/knowledge are average at best..So, I apologize for making things more complicated for everyone.

I will try to describe my situation as brief and accurate as possible..I recently had my computer infected by a terrible Trojan Virus (Trojan.Agent/Gen-Cryptic)..I had help from someone, to remove the Trojan from my computer..They guided me through certain steps like MBR Check, DDS, Rootkit Unhooker, ComboFix, OTL, etc..After guiding me through all the necessary steps, my computer was declared clean..Unfortunately after the clean, my computer wasn't performing properly..It was extremely slow/sluggish, when opening apps and connecting to the internet..I also had Windows Firewall shutting OFF, from time to time..I was then told at this point, to do a fresh install of Windows XP..Which brings me to my current problem..I've performed a fresh install twice, and for the life of me I cannot figure out why my computer feels like it's still infected..After the first fresh install of Windows XP I ran a scan with Malewarebytes Anti-Malware and it found:
Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware

Database version: 7032

Windows 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 (Safe Mode)
Internet Explorer 6.0.2900.2180

06/07/2011 8:23:28 AM
mbam-log-2011-07-06 (08-23-28).txt

Scan type: Full scan ... Read more

A:Removed Trojan.Agent/Gen-Cryptic from my computer and had to do a fresh install of Windows XP..However, I think my computer is...

Couple of questions to start with...

1. When you reinstalled Windows, was it clean installation, including formatting hard drive?
2. Was your computer physically connected to the net during reinstallation?
3. Did you put any backed up files back on freshly installed Windows?

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Computer has not been working good for several weeks. It keeps shutting down and giving me a blue screen of death. Some days it will happen within minutes of logging in other times it won't happen for several hours or if I am lucky a day or two.  Right now I am logged under safe mode because it has been happening so much. Would appreciate some help with this issue. Thanks!! 

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computer reset back to windows 8 lost all of my info on my computer anyway to recover

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I am trying to export my Windows Mail messages and contacts on one computer to Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 on a different computer. The computer with Windows Mail is a Vista Home Premium 32bit and I want to move it to the one with Outlook 2007 which is a Vista Home Premium 64bit. I have the file exported into a .pst file but I keep getting an error code: 0x80070021 when I attempt to copy the .pst folder to an external drive in order to move the folder to the other computer. HELP~

A:Exporting Windows Mail Messages from one computer to Outlook 2007 on another computer

Hi vbgirlati,
I'm not quite sure if this will help; but you should take a look at it anyway. How to migrate to Outlook 2007 & Windows Vista | Windows Vista for Beginners
I just went through a similar situation, although not the same as yours.
Best of luck,

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I've just changed from Outlook 2003 on my old (XP) machine,to Window Live on my new (Win7) computer.I'm struggling to import the saved e-mails and calendar. The .CSV file method worked for the contacts folder, but not for any thing else. I  do have the  .pst  Outlook back-up file on the new computer, but Live Mail Doesn't want to know!
So-how do I do it?
The Windows Communiy seems not to know either!
And before anybody asks-I've got Thunderbird installed,but it doesn't agree with Virgin e-mail.

A:Outlook 2003(old computer) to Windows Live Mail( new computer)

Looks like nobody's got any ideas! I've downloaded the free trial of Office 2013, and this has picked up the .pst back up file, and shows the e-mails etc.But-even if Micros**t say it is possible I have yet to find a way to get the files into Windows Live.
Conspiracy theory says it's a plot to make us all buy Office!!!

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I have a two year old Dell PC with Windows 7. I got a virus in my computer that by phone and computer takeover Norton located in my MBR. When they cleaned it my computer will no longer boot up. Norton worked with me for three days on the problem but we were unable to fix the computer. I followed other web sites and repaired my MBR but it still will not boot up. I tried System Repair, Check point, Image, and Dell system restore and all failed. I have tried to use the Windows install CD and all I get is a black screen with a flashing cursor and then after 3 minutes the compute attempts to boot again and fails. I tried everything to try and wipe the drive from C prompt and it will not let me. I have very weak computer skills but I can follow directions and I have wiped a previous computer I owned. (I confirmed that my CD drive is working) I also should mention I have a second hard drive on my computer that I backed everything up to.

A:Dell Computer PC will not load Windows install CD from computer crash

See if you can reset the BIOS hardware/software connections and then clear the CMOS to access your Windows 7 install disc.
Resetting hardware/software connections in the BIOS and clearing temporary memory of corruption:Shut down and turn off the computer.
Unplug the computer from the wall or surge protector (then remove the battery if it is a laptop).
"Remove the computer from any port replicator or docking station, disconnect
cables to printers or devices such as external monitors, USB memory sticks or SD cards, headset or external speakers, mouse or auxiliary keyboard, turn off WIFI and Bluetooth wireless devices." (Use Hard Reset to Resolve Hardware and Software Issues HP Pavilion dv5000 Notebook PC series - HP Customer Care (United States - English))
Hold down the power button for 30 seconds. This closes the circuit and ensures all
power from components is drained to clear the software connections between the BIOS
and hardware and clear any corruption in the temporary memory.
(If it is a laptop, plug the battery back into the laptop and then) Plug the computer back into the wall. Do not reconnect any unnecessary peripherals; monitor, keyboard,
and mouse should suffice and be the only peripherals reconnected.
Turn it on to reinitialize the software connections between the BIOS and hardware

Clear the CMOS:Use your system manual to find instructions for accessing the BIOS...
In the BIOS, go to the EXIT screen...
Choose load setup/optimized defaults... Read more

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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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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you

A:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

check check HELP?

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Hi, I have a problem with windows XP. Everytime I turn off my computer by clicking on "turn off computer," I receive an error message popup that states "Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to be closed." After that pop-up message, the computer freezes for about a minute and goes back to its normal format (desktop) and the computer DOES NOT TURN OFF.

How do I turn off my computer without unplugging the computer? I try "ctrl+alt+del" to go to the windows task manager to "shut down" the computer but..the computer restarts again and doesnt turn off. Do I have a virus or a windows explorer problem? and how do i fix it? thank you

A:WINDOWS EXPLORER error and computer cannot turn off without plugging the computer

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First off, my computer recently had its motherboard/video card replaced. It is a dell xps l501x. The issues with the colored lines began before the mother board was replaced. Thus, I do not believe a faulty motherboard is the problem.

These lines are thin and occur on the top centimeter of the screen. They are made up of many colors and sort of look like squiggles going horizontally across the page.

Also my computer will not sleep properly. When the computer is put to sleep the screen will go black, but the fan will continue to run and led backlit keyboard will remain on. They begin immediately after the dell logo comes on. I also get 5 bluegreen dots appear in the top left hand corner of the screen.

The lines do not always appear, its is sort of hit or miss with my computer.

I have performed a system restore and and wiped the hard drive. This did not remedy either of the situations.

I am not sure how to proceed as it cannot be the motherboard or hard drive.

Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

A:Computer gets colored lines on top of screen computer will not boot windows 7

Your screen connector cable might be loose on the end that is connected to the screen. Try moving the laptop while it is running or move the screen to see if it worsens or gets better to confirm.

Also update all System Drivers mainly graphics drivers by going to Dell.com Support>Drivers look for the model number Version of Windows including 64bit or 32 bit download the drivers and install.
If Windows does not boot try booting in "Safe Mode" by tapping the F8 button as soon as you press the power button. Select "Safe Mode" in the options screen.

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Can some one tell me how to give a specific computer in our small network 100% full access to my Windows 7 computer?  We have a windows NT based CNC machine(I'll call that the CNC) that is having a hard time communicating with my Windows 7 computer(I'll
call that the PC).  When I had windows XP I easily found a spot to enter the IP address of the CNC and that seemed to do the trick but, in windows 7 there is about 8 zillion different options and I am not sure where to achieve what I am trying to achieve. 
The folder the CNC needs to see, on the PC, is already shared.  The CNC can access the shared folder but it forgets that it is available every time it is shutdown.  The NT machine essentially sees it as a mapped drive.  Every morning I have
to retell it where the drive is. 

A:How do I give a specific computer FULL access to a Windows 7 computer?

grmichmush wrote:

Well, prior to trying to somehow boot to windows on the CNC, I went
up into to rafters and restarted the router again.  This AM it
connected just fine.  Will be a few days before I know if it stuck. 
If that does not continue to work,  does NT have a config.sys that I
can put that script in?

That script you put into the
"%systemroot%\system32\repl\import\scripts" directory  (where
%systemroot% is probably "C:\WINNT"). Then you enter the name of the
script e.g. "Win7logon.cmd" into the script property of the user
running your applications on the NT CNC machine ( on the profile tab of
the user properties page [via the user management or computer
management mmc snapins]). Both things you can do remotely from the Win7
PC, if the NT machine's systemdrive is shared and the RPC service is
running on the NT machine.

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Well i tried sharing a printer with another computer and it all went well and when i tried adding the printer on the other computer it came up with a login box asking for user name and password. I did a little fiddling and found out i can't share anything with the other computer but it can share with me. Someone please help

A:Can't share with other computer

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I do not share my home computer, and have never set it up to be shared, but when I try to log on to our work server, (running Windows Small Business Server 2003), it tells me that for security purposes..

"Because this is a shared or public computer, Connection Manager cannot be downloaded. As a security precaution, Connection Manager can be downloaded only to a computer that is not shared or public".

How do I turn sharing off?


A:I do not want to share my computer but it says I do?

There should be a network connection wizard in control panel.
Run it and uncheck printer and file sharing when you come
to that page.

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I am using DELL AIO 926 Printer. When running 2 XP computers I was able to share the printer. Now, I have to unplug the USB and put it in the computer I am printing from. How can I get it to work wihtout changing the usb locations.

A:Solved: sharing printer using windows 7 computer and XP computer

Go through the following steps

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I am having trouble with a 6 month old IBM R51 laptop - when I select TURN OFF COMPUTER from within Windows and the START button - the computer sometimes hangs and will not shut down. I have to press the power button to reset. Any idea what could be causing this?


A:Computer Hangs When Turn Off Computer Selected In Windows

Welcome to BC! There are many possible causes, however there is one common cause. Often XP's exit sound file gets corrupt and if it does not run then XP won't shut down. I am not sure based on what you have told us so far if this is the issue or not, but let's see:Go to:Start > Control Panel > Sounds, Speech, and Audio Devices > Sounds and Audio Devices > Sounds tabUnder Program Events scroll down until you see Exit Windows. Highlight Exit Windows by clicking on it once. Then under Sounds choose None. Click Apply and finally OK. Reboot if possible, or shut down computer and restart manually. Once it is up and running, shut down computer by going to Start > Turn Off Computer. See if it will shut down on it's own now.If it does, the only difference will be that you will not longer hear the 2 seconds of music that XP usually plays as it shuts down.

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I know this description may not help much, but I cannot get windows update to run on the computer and it's running very slow. Microsoft security essentials and Malwarebytes don't detect anything currently, and both have been updated. Thanks in advance for the help. DDS and GMER logs attached.


DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSx86
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_29
Run by Maryville at 7:52:22 on 2012-05-28
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.478.59 [GMT -4:00]
AV: Microsoft Security Essentials *Enabled/Updated* {EDB4FA23-53B8-4AFA-8C5D-99752CCA7095}
============== Running Processes ===============
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
c:\Program Files\Microsoft Security Client\Antimalware\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
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A:Computer Infected? Cannot run windows update and computer SLOW!!!

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I'm not too sure whether this is related to Windows 7 or Windows 10.
I've found Windows 7 has to have its Windows Fire Wall down in order to have its folders shared with Windows 10.
However the other way is not true.
Windows 10 can have Windows Fire Wall up while sharing its folders with Windows 7.
In other words while fire wall is up on both Windows 7 system and Windows 10 system, Windows 7 system can access shared folders on Windows 10 without any problem while in the meantime Windows 10 system cannot access Windows 7 system at all.

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I implement Point of Sale systems. Currently our POS network may have a mix of Windows platforms, mostly 7 Pro and 8.1. Windows updates need to be installed, but we handle this process manually, with the setting "download updates but let me choose
when to install them". I'm looking for a way that our clients can sit down periodically on the main computer and install updates (during non-business hours), and also push them out to the other computers in the workgroup (which may be on a different OS).
Is this possible?

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How do I make a network to share files, and other things from my laptop that runs XP to my dekstop computer that runs Vista? (Also, how can I print things wirelessly from my laptop [XP] from the printer connected to the desktop computer? [Vista]

A:How Do I Share Files With Another Computer...

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There is a printer hooked up to one computer on our network. All of the computers are on the same workgroup, called WORKGROUP.

There are 4 computers, 3 of them are 7 and 1 is Vista. All the 7 computers are 64-bit, but the Vista PC is 32.

The printer shows up on the PC it is plugged in to, but it doesn't show up on the others. How can I get it to show up on all the PCs?

A:Trying to share a computer on a Workgroup

Open the Network and Sharing Center window (you can type it into the search bar of the start menu). On the left side of the window, choose Advanced Sharing Settings. You will need to make sure NETWORK DISCOVERY and FILE AND PRINTER SHARING is turned on.

Once you've adjusted your settings accordingly, check to see if your printer is discoverable from the other computers.

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hey i have a desktop computer that i'm trying to connect to the internet. i don't have a wireless card or a long enough cat5. my desktop is:
xp pro sp3
intel p4 2.8 ghz
1 gb ram

and the "host" computer is:
vista home premium sp1
amd turion62x2 2 ghz
3 gb ram

i am trying to connect the both with a cat5 crossover and it's connecting but not doing anything else. it says it's connected, but i can't share files or connect to the internet. i manually made i.p. addresses for both and stuff. please... is there any way i can do this w/o spending any money?

A:can't share internet with another computer

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I have a Win7 home Premium box and I want to share folders and a printer with 2 XP laptops. I've turned off homegroups and all PCs are using the same workgroup.

One XP laptop can connect to the shared folders and printer with no problem and the shares appear in My Network places etc.

The other XP laptop ** can't ** connect via \\COMPUTERNAME (I get access denied error). Nor does anything show up in My Network Places. One way I can get it to connect is do this:

- Connect via IP - \\
- a password box appears, so I enter the my user name and password for my Win 7 account (I don't have a password account set up on the XP laptop, but I am using the same username as on the Win 7 box)
- I can then see the shares on the Win 7 box
- If I then type \\COMPUTERNAME I can now connect to the Win7 box and access the shares and printer no problem. Also everything appears correctly in My Network Places

Any ideas on how I can fix things so that I don't have to go in via IP first would be much appreciated!



A:Can connect to share by IP but not computer name

This may sound silly suggestion to even post on Windows Reference but will help avoid some annoyance with Windows Vista and Windows 7. The host file is the one where one enters hostname and IP Address pair manually as against being served by a Name server (ex: DNS). As always the “host” file is under C:\windows\system32\drivers\etc\ or %systemroot%\system32\drivers\etc\ and hence cannot be edited by normal users.

To edit the host file,
Click Start – search for “Notepad“, right-click and select “Run as Administrator“. This should launch notepad with elevated privileges. Now, open the host file from the File menu, edit and save.

Work Cited
Edit hosts file in Windows 7 & Windows Vista | Windows Reference

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I have a network setup with in our home, and am able to connect to it through windows 7 but after a bit of time all the other computers dissappear off of the network. Also I am having difficutly sharing my folders on the network. The other computers in my home operate on Vista or lower so I am not sure of the issue. I have lowered the encryption and allowed windows to activly look for networks which it does well but it will only do this for a short period of time. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem? Like I said the network will apper and I do have access to it on occassion but then disappers and will not return. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:How do I share my computer on our network?

Quote: Originally Posted by ahosser

I have a network setup with in our home, and am able to connect to it through windows 7 but after a bit of time all the other computers dissappear off of the network. Also I am having difficutly sharing my folders on the network. The other computers in my home operate on Vista or lower so I am not sure of the issue. I have lowered the encryption and allowed windows to activly look for networks which it does well but it will only do this for a short period of time. Does anyone know how I can fix this problem? Like I said the network will apper and I do have access to it on occassion but then disappers and will not return. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Hi and welcome

Im pretty confident you are using homegroup for networking. Homegroup works well when only win 7 machines are on it but in a mixed environment it is iffy. there is a pretty simple solution. Instead of using homegroup, you can change to a work modol and use workgroup. that should make sharing easier and encrypion as well. homegroup uses IPv6, which can cause random drops, disconnects, etc.

To change to workgroup go into networking and set up new networj using the workgroup. when it is set up and working you can simply disable IPv6 and kill the homegroup.

Let us know if you need help with that
Kenn J++

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I have 2 computers at my house, both connected to the same wifi ssid. Is there a way to share files between computers without having to keep loading the files on a thumb drive to transfer?

A:Share files with another computer

Set up a HOMEGROUP and select the permissions you desire. HomeGroup from start to finish - Windows Help

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My computer in question is a Toshiba L455-S5980 running Windows 7
Home Premium.

I have a wireless network with a Linksys WRT160N router connected to a
Sony desktop running XP MCE(2005). In addition, I have another Toshiba
laptop running XP Home Edition.

With the new Win7 laptop in the Network I can see all 3 computers, as well
as access files sharing in both the XP computers. However, I cannot access any of
the Win 7 files from the XP computers.

When I go to Network and click on Win 7 name it shows two folders as being shared. Even though one folder indicates "Share" when I Right click on it and go to "Share with" it has a lock icon beside "Nobody" and I cannot change it to Homegroup Read/Write etc. The other folder "Share with" Advanced sharing and I do not know what further to do in ths regards.

The XP computers Workgroup name is MSHOME; however the Win 7 laptop was
named WORKGROUP by default, but I changed this name to MHOME where all 3
computers now have the same Workgroup name,
If anyone can assist me in establishing file sharing of the Win 7
laptop with the XP computers I would be most appreciative.

A:Cannot Share Win 7 Files With XP Computer

Set permissions manually on the Win 7 shares by typing "Everyone" without the quotes.

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Hi all,

I know in Windows XP that the C$ shares is used for administrative purpose.
Is there any way to access files & folders via the default C$ share?

Let say, Windows XP already has default C$ share.
I dont want to create another share name just use all those default share resources.
How do I do that?
I have administrator level for the network.

Big thanks!

A:Accessing C$ share from other computer

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HI All,
We have set up three users in a home network where one person holds all the files on their PC and that folder is shared for access to everyone.  It is a remote location so no need to have it too locked down.  I haven't created a homegroup but can
if that changes things.  the issue is that at the moment two people can open the same file at the same time without any message about the file already being in use - then the rule of "last person to save the file" wins.  Is there any way
- by settings on the PC, or by using homegroup instead, or by using a third party tool - to prevent this from happening?

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