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Win 7 machines lost connectivity to specific printer, XP machines still connect

Q: Win 7 machines lost connectivity to specific printer, XP machines still connect

We have 5 Win 7 machines and 3 XP machines in a domain with 4 printers. There were no issues until this past weekend when the Win 7 machines started saying a specific printer was offline while the XP machines would still print to it. The printer (HP T1100) is connected directly to the network, not shared. There have not been any changes made to the printer, server or the machines.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Purchased new laptop loaded with Windows 10 Pro which cannot see the Windows server 2008 R2 or map a drive on network. Can see all the 32bit workstations running Windows 7.  Upgraded Windows 7 machine to Windows 10 with the same result except the
mapped drive on server still works.
Can anybody help me

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how to find specfic KB is installed on mutiple machines or list of machines

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We've just installed new fast win2k machines to our university network but accessing the network neighbourhood etc takes ages...the prehistoric win98 machines next to them are much much quicker - has anyone come accross this problem before -

The network cards are of equivalent specification - and I think they're set up right so why does this happen.


A:net access on new Win2k machines much slower than old win98 machines

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how to rename softwaredistrubtion on mutiple machines  list of machines via Scripts 


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Hi guys,

I think this should be a fairly simple one, but I've had no luck in nailing down a solution on my own.

I have three systems (named "A57", "M58" and "T400"), on each I've shared the data partition (D: with access of "Full Control" for "everyone". This seems a bit risky to me, even though it's a home network, it does go through our internet router.

Each machine can see the shares on the other two.I'm only using simple networking, with no domain set up or anything like that. The workgroup is just set to the default "WORKGROUP".

What I'd like to do is limit access to the shares, so that only the three machines can access them. The user account I'm using on each machine is an admin-level account. The account names for each machine are as follows:

A57 = a57user
M58 = m58user
T400 = t400user

What permissions/settings do I need to set on each of the shares to only allow these three machines to access each others network shares?



A:How to only allow specific machines to access shares?

Use Password protection for security. The only problem is that they get full access to every share. You are better off using a NAS, if you want to only allow individuals to those shares that their user ID on the NAS allows.

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This damn problem.
I can communicate from win2K machine to win98 machine(s) fine, but can't do it vice-versa. i can communicate from win2k to win2k fine.

It asks to enter password for IPC$ on win98 machines and heck it dosen't accept anything as a password.

Please don't suggest any insecure help like create a network a/c or allow anonymous login as my server machine is also connected via a second NIC to my ISP's local (insecure) network.

Extra info: i can connect to any listening port from 98 to 2K without problem. I browse net through a proxy, use outlook etc. etc.

Any ideas guys?

A:Semi connectivity from win98 machines.

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I have a workgroup set up with about 10 computers: 6 running windows 7, and 4 running windows XP. This morning out of nowhere, the XP computers can't access the network (network is set up and hosted on Win 7 machine), and the Win 7 computers can't see the XP computers in the network.

4 things are happening that make this particularly weird:

1. from the Win 7 machines, I can ping the XP machines successfully, and from the XP machines I can ping the 7 machines successfully. They are both active on the network.

2. From the host computer (Win 7), I can see and access all of the XP computers, though the XP computers give me an error message when I try to even go so far as to find the Win 7 computers on the network.

3. From all the XP computers, I can see the other XP computers on the network, and from the Win 7 computers, I can see the other Win 7 computers.

and finally,

4. The Win 7 computer is hosting a database back end from which the front end on each of the computers (XP and 7) pulls the data. Both XP and 7 computers have no problem still pulling the data from the back end in the Shared Documents folder on the host computer, even though the XP computers can't see the network.

Any suggestions?

A:Win 7 machines not visible to XP machines within same network

Are you in a Workgroup or HomeGroup? Did you check Advanced Sharing options?

I wonder why would all machines act up same time, maybe some security software common to all?

Check the state of these services:
Go to Start\Control Panel\ Administrative Tools\ Services.
- Computer Browser
- DHCP Client
- DNS Client
- Network Connections
- Network Location Awareness
- Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
- Server
- TCP/IP Netbios helper
- Workstation
-- Start one by one if above doesn't help
- SSDP Discovery
- UPnP Device Host
- IPSec

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I have a guest in my house. I would like to allow them access to the internet through my home network, but prevent them from accessing files on my machines, without preventing my machines from sharing with each other. Can I do this in Windows 7 Home Premium? Advanced sharing options just seem to allow either everyone to access a folder, or nobody. I can't find out how to limit access to just users from a specific machine.

A:How to limit shares to specific machines in Windows 7 Home Premium

What router do you have? Quite a few routers have a guest mode that allows people to access the internet without being on the same SSID as you, thereby preventing access to your files and computers.

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Hey guys. I am having problems getting UPNP to work reliably on my windows 7 machines. I am running the PlayOn Media Server (PlayOn Digital Media Server | PlayOn) installed on one of my windows 7 machines (my office computer). Firewalls and AV are turned off on both machines. I am able to sometimes view the PlayOn server on the office computer from my home theatre PC (windows 7) but other times it doesn't show up or takes an awful long time to show up. I am using UPNPInspector (UPnP-Inspector - Coherence - a DLNA/UPnP Framework for the Digital Living - Trac) as a means of checking whether the HTPC machine can see the PlayOn Server on the office PC.

I'm using a D-Link DIR-628 router. Both machines are connected via wired ethernet. The router sometimes shows up in the list of UPNP devices but other times it doesn't show up at all. I'm not sure if this indicates anything or not. I have UPNP turned on on the router.

I ran the Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool (Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool) on both PCs and both showed that UPNP was supported on both.

This has been puzzling me for quite a long time. Every once in a while, everything works great for a short period of time. Usually, however, the HTPC machine can't even see the PlayOn server on the office PC.
Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do to troubleshoot further?

A:UPNP connectivity between Win7 machines not reliable

Quote: Originally Posted by dinki

Hey guys. I am having problems getting UPNP to work reliably on my windows 7 machines. I am running the PlayOn Media Server (PlayOn Digital Media Server | PlayOn) installed on one of my windows 7 machines (my office computer). Firewalls and AV are turned off on both machines. I am able to sometimes view the PlayOn server on the office computer from my home theatre PC (windows 7) but other times it doesn't show up or takes an awful long time to show up. I am using UPNPInspector (UPnP-Inspector - Coherence - a DLNA/UPnP Framework for the Digital Living - Trac) as a means of checking whether the HTPC machine can see the PlayOn Server on the office PC.

I'm using a D-Link DIR-628 router. Both machines are connected via wired ethernet. The router sometimes shows up in the list of UPNP devices but other times it doesn't show up at all. I'm not sure if this indicates anything or not. I have UPNP turned on on the router.

I ran the Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool (Internet Connectivity Evaluation Tool) on both PCs and both showed that UPNP was supported on both.

This has been puzzling me for quite a long time. Every once in a while, everything works great for a short period of time. Usually, however, the HTPC machine can't even see the PlayOn server on the office PC.
Does anyone have any ideas on what I can do to troubleshoot further?

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We're stumped on this, as is our IT friend... Starting Saturday, we had sudden connectivity issues for all 5 of our machines:

(note that all machines will detect 7 or 8 outside signals in the homes around us)

Compaq Presario R3320 (mine), XP Home
- Will not detect our router at all

Toshiba Satellite (wife's), XP Home
- this is the only one that will connect consistently, although extremely slow (XP)

Dell Optiplex 755, dual boot: Win 7 Pro/ XP Pro
- will connect only occasionally, however very limited, and only in Win 7 (won't connect booted to XP)

Gateway desktop, Vista Home
- will not recognize our router.

HP desktop (older, for the kids), XP Home
- Will connect about 1/2 the time

We use a 2wire 2701HG-B modem/router. At&t has ruled out the phone line and the router and suggested a virus, but our IT friend still suspected the router. We tried ipconfig /release/renew, resetting the router, unplugging cordless phones as well as a new router (same model) with no changes.

What could cause our computers to ignore our router's signal (regardless which one is plugged in), yet still see routers outside our home fine? It seems to me that a signal is a signal, and if a router has a signal, the computers should "see" it consistently with the others. Could a virus be the culprit? None are detected...

A:Sudden internet connectivity issues for 5 machines

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Hi all, this is my first post here. I have a problem with a new win 7 machine (I'll call server). I set up on a workgroup network running 9 computers. 3 XP professional and 6 (including server) win 7 machines. This new (server) machine shares the folders with all the other work computers. Everything works fine, but after a day or so, the 3 machines running XP professional lose connection to only this one (server)windows 7 machine. They can still see the other 5 win 7 machines, but not this one. The 5 win 7 machines can see the server and the server can see the XP machines as well as the other win 7 machines just fine. If I reboot the server, the connection comes back for the XP machines.
I have checked all the settings to match the other win 7 machines and they all look the same. Man it's not that hard to set up. But this just has me baffled.

The server doesn't hibernate, and i've tried tchanging the netbios over tcp, but no difference.

P.S. The xp machines can ping the server when they lose access to it.
The server is running win 7 ultimate 64 bit, standard windows firewall, work network settings, malwarebytes antivirus.

I'm starting to think it's a faulty network adapter, but it sees all the other machines and the win 7 machines see it.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Solved: XP machines lose connectivity to one win 7 machine

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I'm using 4 vitual machine programs and really want to post questions or add posts to any forum.
I found over web many forums and some were for VMWare, some for VirtualBox etc.

Exist any complete for these virtual machines programs:
and maybe QEMU or PCE ?

Thank you all for each suggestion.


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It hasn't gotten much attention in the Networking Section so I thought I'd post it over here as well.

I have VPN service running on my Linksys DD-WRT router at home, so I can VPN back into my home network when using unsecured wireless internet on travel. I also have remote desktop port forwarding to my home machine if I want to just remote desktop in without using the VPN. However, often times I will VPN in, then remote desktop to my machine. Lately, I can VPN in, but can't see any other machines on the network so remote desktop to the machine's 192.168.x.x address on the local network doesn't work. I used to be able to do this and I'm not sure what has changed. The home machine runs Windows 7 and the laptop I use on the road for VPN'ing back in runs Windows XP. Any ideas why after I VPN in to the home network I can't see any other machines on the network anymore? I have a folder shared on the home machine that I'd like to map to my laptop once I've VPN'ed in but can't do that either since it can't see the machine.

I've got all the sharing options enabled on the Win7 machine as well as the XP machine. Network discovery is turned on as well. No clue what has happened with this. The DHCP pool is and the VPN pool consists of only 2 addresses of and

Any ideas would be appreciated.

A:Can't see/connect to other machines on network when VPN'ed in

Bump in hopes of something.

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I want to hook up and transfer files between my PC and my Laptop which were usually only  a few feet apart.
I Googled using Wifi but it just refuses to connect, the last excuse was "different time zones on each machine"
Yeah...  as if.

A:Connect Two Windows7 Machines

You obviously have the International Date Line running through the middle of your house !
If you only wish to move / copy / sync a relative few files between these computers can you not set them up as a network ?  Especially if they are both running the same OS it is easy. 'Control panel - Network and sharing centre - Create new network'. You have a choice of several types of connection, wireless is probably the easiest if you have a router.
Essentially you create a 'Homegroup' on one of the computers and this will generate a password. 1 - Save the password in case you need it again. 2 - Go to the other computer and using 'Network and sharing centre' join the homegroup for which you will need the password generated in the first step.
Once you have them both on the same group you use the 'Properties' panel of the folder(s) in which these files are stored to set them as being 'shared'. RIGHT click n the folder in Windows Explorer to bring up the 'Properties' panel.
If you don't have a router you can set up an 'ad hoc' connection by wireless directly between the two computers - fairly simply for two, becoming rapidly more complex for more than two.
If you don't have a wireless capability on both computers it is possible to connect the two together using a cross-over ethernet cable, see this article from Wikipedia -
Chris Cosgrove

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a friend of my needs help connecting his two computers, and i do not know what to do. Both of his computers are windows xp and he is trying to connect them with a 10/100 fast ethernet switch d-link, h/w ver:4 DSS-5+. i do not know what to do and i do not know what disks he has for setup. all of his firewalls are disabled. i would appreciate an answer asap. ty

A:How to connect two Windows XP machines


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How do I share a printer in Vista to an office running XP?

A:Share Printer in Vista with XP machines?

In Network and Sharing Center select Printer Sharing and then share the desired printer. Load the XP driver if given that option when you enable the share on the printer.

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I have two Windows 2000 Workstations.

One machine is sharing the network laser printer. This is my machine only, and my account is the only one on it.

My problem is that when I setup this printer on the other 2000 machine it needs a username and password from a user account on the machine serving the printer.

The one accessing the printer has five users on it, none of which will agree to enter their password on the server to make an account (so that they could access the printer without a u/n password)

How could I set it up so that it will just remember the password and username so they can print without having to mess with anything?


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I feel like this should be like falling out of bed!

I have two desktops hardwired to an Actiontec router and two laptops wifi-connected. All machines are 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium except one laptop that is 64-bit Windows 7 Professional.

One of the two desktops is connected to an old HP LaserJet 3015 AIO (not to be confused with an equally old HP Business LaserJet 3015, which is an absolutely different kind of printer).

I cannot share folders or a printer amongst the four machines.

Please let me know how I can help you help me.



A:Cannot share folders or a printer amongst four Win 7 machines

The computer that the printer is connected to has to have the drivers installed. Can you print using that computer? I don't know what you have tried or how you have set it up but try these guides. Also for the computer with the printer you will want to go into the router's setting and reserve an ipaddress for that computer. See your router's documentation on how to do that.

Share a printer - Windows Help
How to share a printer with the network in Windows

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Currently we are using an HP 3015 All-In-One on an older Dell 9100 running XP Media Center 2005. I am stumped as to how to get a Win7(64) machine and a Vista 64 machine to recognize the XP printer. I can locate the printer via a wired router from the Vista and 7 machines. But an error message appears that I need a driver. I have hooked up the printer to the Win 7 and Vista machines individually and the driver automatically loads. Printer works fine. That tells me that the drivers are present on the Vista 64 and the 7 64 machines, but when I go back to having the printer attached to the XP machine, I cannot print from the V/64 or 7/64 machines and I am told I need a driver. I downloaded the Vista 64 driver onto the XP machine, but cannot get it to install. I have printer sharing turned on. Does the Vista 64 driver have to be present on the XP machine? I have run the install disk on both the V/64 and the 7/64 machines and it asks if I want to install the printer directly or is it on a network. I reply network, but the search reveals no printer even though I can find the printer on the network map.

Alternately, is a cable / adapter available that would allow me to split the printer cable via USB? It would need to be "backward" splitter, meaning that the printer cable that would conventionally plug into the computer would need to split into two receptacles for two USB cables?

I am really stumped on this one!!!!

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I'm having trouble sharing a printer from a 2000 Pro machine with a 98 machine. I am able to see the printer in network neighborhood, but when I Double-Click it, it asks for a password. I don't have a password set on the share. What should I do?

A:Sharing Printer with 2000 and 98 machines

Hi and welcome to TSG!
Best bet is to use the administrator password.

You practically can't go wrong.
~ Lyrical ~

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What is the easiest way to share a printer between a windows xp and a windows 98 machine? I have the printer directly connected to the xp machine, which is connected to a dsl modem which broadcasts a wireless signal. In the other room, I have a machine running 98, with a wireless usb adapter connected to it. It detects the wireless internet signal... How do I set it up so I can share the printer, and files between these 2 computers with diferent operating systems? Thanks for any help!

A:Solved: how to share printer between xp and 98 machines?

I am assuming that the 98 not only detects the wireless signal, but also connects to it and gets internet access through it. I'm not sure that 98 really supports this stuff, so maybe I'm also assuming that you really have 98SE.

On the XP machine run the Network Setup Wizard (can be found in Control Panel). Tell it that computer gets internet from "residential gateway,", enable file and printer sharing, and create a disk to run on another computer. Then run the wizard (on the disk) on the 98. Windows XP firewall will be properly configured by the wizard. You must uninstall or properly configure any 3rd party firewalls on either machine. Computers must have unique names but same Workgroup.

The Shared Documents folder will be shared automatically. For any other folder you want to share, right click on it and choose 'sharing ...'. You can optionally give write permission.

On the XP machine, go to Printers and Faxes, right click on the printer, and choose 'sharing ...'. Accept the option to load 98 (or 98SE) drivers.

When you first go into My Network Places there will be nothing there. The first time you click on 'View Workgroup computers' will probably result in great disappointment. It takes awhile (20 minutes; even hours) before all the computers in the workgroup get up-to-date and accurate lists of the other computers. Often you can speed up this process via Search for other computers, and a few computer restarts. (I am usi... Read more

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I have an XP machine that has been on my network with my two 7 machines for a while, but now it isn't playing nice anymore. It gets a DHCP address fine and can connect to the internet, but it cannot see the 7 machines and they can't see it.

The XP machine can ping the 7 machine by name, but not IP

The 7 machine can ping the XP machine however it wants (name and IP).

The XP machine can ping itself fine.

Any ides what went haywire?


A:XP machine won't connect to 7 machines anymore

1. WorkGroup Name
2. Settings on the Windows 7 PC's change after update
3. Manual set Ip address and DNS on XP.

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I have a Win7 machine (64bit Ultimate) I'm using as a file server... but only other Windows 7 machines can connect to it, NOTHING else can.

I'm at a dead end here, I've tried reinstalling formating everything and it's still the same. I've tried disabling the firewall and it still can't connect. I've also tried setting the power settings to never turn off, but it's still not working. Tried changing the advanced sharing settings to using lowe encryption and turned off password sharing and nothing.

My Macbook can't connect to it at all, but when I run bootcamp into Win7, it can connect to it fine. Even my Nexus 7 can't connect to it...

NOTHING is working and I've tried everything I can think of.

This machine is used for media sharing as well, so I can't run WHS on it. It needs iTunes and some other UPnP programs that just don't run on WHS.

Oh and if I run remote desktop from the Macbook, it connects fine... It's just when I try to connect to the server it just can't.

Only work around I've gotten is to restart the machine...

A:NOTHING other than Win7 machines can connect to file server

The following link shows you how to gain access to that drive from your other networked machines.

HDD sharing

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I hope people don't mind my "cross-posting" Printer plugged into Win7 box - how to print from remote XP machine? - which I put in the devices forum yesterday, but the solution might be more a networking issue.

I am not with my computers right now so can't test it, but perhaps Sharing files and printers with different versions of Windows - Help & How-to - Microsoft Windows solves my problem.

Summarizing the problem:
I have a computer that used to run Windows XP 32 bit
I upgraded it this week to Windows 7 64 bit
This machine has a printer USB connected to it
Prior to the upgrade, all the other Windows 7 and XP computers in my house could remotely print to that printer
Now only the other Windows 7 computer in the house can remotely print to it - none of the XPs can
Yes, the printer has been shared
A wrinkle I discovered last night is that from one of the XP computers, I CAN print remotely, from my account on that computer with the same user id and password as on the Win7 computer that has the printer attached. But from the same remote XP computer, different account, I can "see" the printer, but stuff just builds up in the print queue without printing and without error messages.

What I want is:
EVERY computer in the house (Win7 box connected to the printer, plus remote Win7 and XP machines) can print
Accomplish this WITHOUT having to set up each remote computer with an account with the same username and password as I use on my Win7 computer
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A:Networking issue - Win7 printer, XP remote machines

in the sharing properties of the printer, add the "Everyone" group with print and manage print jobs checked.

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Not sure what is going on, but 75% of the time when a user logs into any of our machines that have Win7 the ports disappear and they can't print. The spooler is running. If I restart it, it seems to fix it, or reboot sometimes it will fix it. I have been fighting this for over 2 months and can't figure it out.

I have loaded the latest drivers I can get for the printers. I also turned off the Print services under Windows features. I adjusted the Print and Point info in gpedit.msc. What else am I missing here? This is causing major issues at my work that people are starting to get frustrated. There has to be a fix for this. Any ideas?

These printers are mapped on a Win2003 server to the network and only these Win7 systems have this issue.

A:Printer Ports disappearing on Network Win7 machines

I have the exact same problem. Win2k3 print server using GP to deploy printers. I too have change the Point and Print stuff in GPO

It is real big issue. Some staff are fine and others continually have the problem.

We have Windows Vista and XP here that have not got this problem at all!

Also with the deploying of printers, it looks like some dont deploy correctly as they have yellow exclamation marks. I then remove the printer and perform a reboot and the printer comes back fine. Interestingly if I try to remove a printer that has deployed correctly I get an error stating that the device cannot be removed.

Man Windows 7 might be a nicer OS to use but with issues like these, MS better get their butt into gear!

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I have a network of about 90 computers connected together and i am currently running server 2003. Now when i go to network place on my xp machine, i am able to see all of my computers that are connected together. But when i go to network place on my window 7 machine, i am only seeing some of my window 7 computers and not the xp computers. The network discovery is turned on, on all of my window 7 and still nothing.. can anyone advise......

A:Not Seeing my XP machines on my Windows 7 machines

are you on a work group or domain

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Basics: Windows 2003 Server with a domain behind Cisco 1811 router/firewall.
Primary Domain Controller and Secondary Domain Controller both Win 2k3. 30 workstations. Active Directory setup with roaming profiles. No proxy server.

Affected Workstation: Windows XP SP3 with IE8. Rebuilt TCP/IP stacks and Winsock on workstation. Removed and reinstalled IE. Listed 2 internal and 2 external DNS Resolvers in DNS tab. Can ping external IPs from command prompt.

Problem: I have a single user that can not log onto the Internet with IE8. No one else is having any issues. In the information bar at the bottom left when attempting to open Google (or anything else) it gives the "DNS Error.html" warning then displays "Website can not be opened". I can log this user off of the workstation, log on as admin or anyone else, and internet connectivity is no issue. If he logs onto a different computer that has no problems, he has the same issue of no connectivity. This would indicate that it is somewhere in his personal settings. How would I diagnos this or make changes in these settings so he can get on the internet? Or do I need to look somewhere else?

A:Single user can't connect to internet on IE8 on multiple machines.

Hello and Welcome to TSF!

See if resetting the Hosts File helps.

Also, please verify if you have any Proxy settings, if you do then remove it by following this guide.

An update will be appreciated.

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I have a Windows 7 machine sending shares across the network. Other Windows 7 machines have no problems connecting, but XP machines cannot connect. (Win7 can connect to XP shares).

I have adjust every setting that I have seen to no avail. This includes turning off HomeGroups, turning off password. Removing my password from my user account. Adding "Everyone" to each of the shares. I have even messed with the Local Group Policy Editor to send unencrypted passwords to third party SMB's.

Any help would be appreciated. I have searched everywhere and found no luck.

A:Solved: XP Machines unable to connect to Windows 7 Shares


Had many windows updates pending. Installed those and restarted, and works fine.

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Hello all,

I have been running Vista Ultimate 64bit SP1 for a few months now. I have not had any trouble with it up to just recently. I am connected to the network using a wired connection and have the same workgroup name as the XP machines on the network. My files are stored on an XP machine that is used almost exclusively for this purpose - we call this the 'server'. I also run a couple of programs remotely from that machine, notably my mail program (Pegasus Mail). As I said, with all this until recently I had no problems at all with this setup.

Now, on this Vista machine for a reason that I cannot fathom I am having a very slow connection to the files on the XP machine on the network. (Other XP machines on the network have no trouble accessing these same files quickly and effortlessly, though they are much older rickety machines by comparison with this one.) Some of these files are on the 'server' machine itself (on a Raid 5 system) others are on a Mybook external hard drive which I have removed from this Vista machine and connected to the XP one - in case this was causing the problems. I am not able to access my email program except painfully slowly and with frequent crashes or messages of 'not responding' though eventually the program catches itself and recovers. But obviously this is not workable.

I have tried to remove all sorts of devices in case they have suddenly caused conflicts (webcam, removed the Mybook from my own computer etc.). I have also replaced the net... Read more

A:Sudden go-slow or failure to connect to XP network machines

How is your internet speed on the Vista machine, has it slowed down too? If so, take a look at your Windows Update history, see if WU updated a new driver (or have you recently updated the driver?) for your network card that might be causing some problems and roll back the driver to your previous one.

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Please bear with me as I am a novice when it comes to networking. Our dental office has 6 PCs (all XP), one XP laptop and my laptop, which I just upgraded from Vista 32-bit to Windows 8 64-bit. When I got the laptop, I was able to get it connected to the network no problem. All the other computers have been working for years without network issues.

After upgrading this weekend, I joined my home network using Homegroup (both PCs at home are Windows 7). When I plugged it into our office network, I couldn't see any of the other computers. After some research, I verfied I can ping the other computers successfully. Then I found out I could access folders on them mapping them using their IP addresses, but not by using their names.

After more research (and confusion since I'm a newby), I have disconnected from the Homegroup, set IPv4 IP settings (using DNS settings from the other PCs), and checked to make sure the TCP/IP WINS is set to "default".

Any chance we can fix this?

Here are my ipconfig /all and nbtstat -n:

Microsoft Windows [Version 6.2.9200]
(c) 2012 Microsoft Corporation. All rights reserved.

C:\Windows\system32>ipconfig /all

Windows IP Configuration

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

Wireless LAN adapter Local Area Connection* 12:

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A:Solved: Windows 8 laptop can connect with XP machines using IP, but not names

Try a dynamic connection on the ethernet.

The "MSBROWSE" line says that the Windows 7 is the Master Browser. Is any other machine also claiming to be Master Browser? If so, a firewall on one or both machines is causing a problem.

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Hi, As with everyone's questions here, I'm hoping someone can help. I have searched through the archives and found what I thought were solutions, but nothing is yet working.

Problem: I have several computers in my home, and several mobile devices. Until yesterday, all were working well when connected to my wireless. (These are mixed platforms: Windows 8.1, Windows 7, Mac OS X (Yosemite), an couple of android devices, an iPhone, Kindle and HP printer.)

Yesterday, our windows boxes failed to connect to the internet. The Mac connected intermittently, and one of the android devices seemed to be continuously connected. Resetting the router did not fix the problem.

I called Comcast today, and after troubleshooting and apparently fixing the problem (for all of the time it took to hang up the phone), the connection failed again. This time, however - the Mac, iPhone, android devices ... everything except the Windows machines are connecting. Both the 8.1 and the 7 boxes are affected. The 7 box will keep its connection a bit longer than the 8.1, but both are intermittent in getting and keeping a connection to the outside world.

I'm stumped. You can see what I've tried below and still no consistent internet on the Windows boxes. What have I not tried, and is there an obvious solution I overlooked here?


What I've tried on the 8.1 box (not necessarily in this order):
* Ping the gateway/router (192 address - this works)
* Ping - this works int... Read more

A:Solved: Cannot connect multiple windows machines to home network

Let's focus on one system, preferably the Windows 8.1 system for which you gave the TSGinfo. For both a good connection and for the problem situation ...

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

Type the following commands:


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

ping <the router> [you apparently know how to do this]


ping yahoo.com

[Press ENTER after each command.]

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

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

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TeamI have a Lenovo T560 laptop, machine type model: 20FH004DFR.Config is Intel Core i7-6500U with 16GB RAM and a 500GB SSD drive.Operating system is latest Windows 10 Enterprise version 1709, build 16299.192.Intel Virtualisation has been enabled in the BIOS and Hyper-V selected in Windows Features.Hyper-V manager starts perfectly and all appears OK.I tried to create a Windows 7 Ultimate Generation 1 VM with 4GB mem, default switch, 20GB hard disk, set DVD to point to ISO media.I opened VM Connect and clicked on the Start button.The VM started and booted in to ISO to start installation.This is where it all goes wrong.VM Connect tries to connect to the VM and constantly fails. Eventually erroring with Virtual Machine Connection error "Cannot connect to the virtual machine. Try to connect again. If the problem persists, contact your system adminsistrator. Would you like to reconnect". In the background is another error saying "Video remoting was disconnected. The virtual machine is currently using the RemoteFX 3D video adapter. A user is currently connected via Remote Desktop. Connect to the virtual machine by using Remote Desktop Connectoion."The small screen view in Myher-V Manager clearly shows the VM running and the installation screen in Windows 7 awaiting for keyboard and language selection. But VM Connect never connects to the VM.Any ideas?I thought I was running the latest version of all tools and utilities.This does appear to be a Lenovo specific issue as I have create... Read more

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I have 7 win98 machines that see each other and work well accross the network, I also have a Winxp pro machine, my xp machine works well accross the network and accesses and prints great accross the network........ But when I try to access the XP machine with a 98 machine I get a "Enter Network Password" window, with a "Resource: //CHAD/IPC$" then it asks for a password, I have run network setup wizard, and in the security section, I have everyone for full access within the network, I also have a user name that is password protected for remote desktop access. I have tried using that password, but it will not let the win98 machines access the xp machine.

A:Networking windows 98 machines to windows xp pro machines

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Here's the environment: (2 scenarios)
Scenario 1;
XP Pro 32 bit PC sharing USB HP LaserJet 3200 with universal PCL 5 (v.5.2) drivers with the "Traditional" installation mode (as opposed to the "Dynamic" mode) option.  Printer is shared.
Windows 7 32 bit PC workgroup members can R-mouse-click  and "Connect" successfully.  Windows 7 and Vista 64 bit PC workgroup members cannot.
We have 32 bit drivers and 64 bit drivers installed on their respective OS environments. They do not cooperate for the same print device on a 32 bit system from  x64 bit environments?
I need a solution.  Preferably to be able to share from the W2K3 server to ALL respective clients, regardless or their system bus width and their required 32 v.s. 64 bit drivers.  I am staying with the W2K3 server, which is 32 bit on a 32
bit Intel based Dell system.  So, if you must provide only one reply go with that.  Otherwise, I am looking 1st for the ONE serving ALL.  The ONE could be either W7 64 bit serving ALL (32 and 64 bit PC's) or vice versa.
Scenario 2;
Windows 2003 R2 & SP2 x86 (32 bit) server sharing a USB LaserJet 3200 PCL printer with network domain clients with 32 bit and 64 bit PC's wanting to share.  Only 32 bit drivers are on the W2K3 server.
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A:Printer sharing from 32 bit Windows to 64 bit Windows machines



I suggest adding the printer as a local printer.


1. Go to Devices and Printers

2. Click Add a printer

3. In the Add Printer Wizard, select Add a local printer.

4. On the Choose a printer port page, make sure that the Use an existing port option button and the recommended printer port are selected, and then click Next.

5. On the Install the printer driver page, select the printer manufacturer and model, and then click Next


Then check the following solution.




Note: Since the website is not hosted by Microsoft, the link may change without notice. Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this information.


Regarding the printer issue on Server, it is better to get the answer on Server Forum.


Win Server Forum



Best Regards,

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I have one computer that got infected with "antimalware doctor" and "ARManager" Which at first I got rid of with "Malwarebytes" but not with out a lot of error messages and application terminations.

I thought I could restore it before the infection occurred, but sadly the earliest I restored it to was when they first was installed onto the machine. So I used RKill and Combofix, which got rid of the infection. Still a few pop-ups but not as many as before. But the internet is gone. I had access to the network but couldn't browse anywhere via Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer. I ran dial-a-fix program, used the repair function in Network Connections, reentered DNS and TCP/IP settings, but nothing is working. I have it to the point where I am told the web page is loading, but nothing is showing no matter how long I wait. I saved the logs for the Rkill and Combofix just in case.

Here is a couple of the errors I am getting.

"Act.Outlook.Service.exe NET Framework Initialization Error"
"AppleMobileDeviceService.exe Application Error: The instruction of 0x77c39fef" referenced memory "0x00333dc4". The memory could not be "read"."
"mDNSResponder.exe Application Error: The instruction of 0x77c39fef" referenced memory "0x00333934". The memory could not be "read"."
"ActSage.exe: Unable to find a version of the runtime to run this application."

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A:Two down XP machines

Update: Internet is up, but randomly redirecting in IE, Firefox is fine.
Also, MS Outlook will not open at all, not in safe mode no regular mode.
Excel and Word will start and work fine then randomly close down.

XP Pro

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Hello. I have installed several XP machines and I am not able to get them to see each other in the network neighborhood. I am not using NETBEUI just because it is an old protocol. With it (NETBEUI) I should be able to see everyone. However without it the network should work also. If any one has any ideas please let me know. Also I have the NETBIOS over TCP/IP and computer browser service turned on per Microsoft's article on all computers. Still no go. Thank you. LS

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A:E Machines

By all means, build your own computer! It will give you valuable experience and knowledge. Seriously. Even if you're buying this for another person, build it anyway. It can really be a rewarding experience.

Anyway, to the point...I imagine it's good, but not the best. E Machines has never really had a good reputation when dealing with customer service, part quality (the small things - like HSFs, cables, fans, PSUs, cases, etc.), in fact I've never heard anyone say anything good about E-Machines. But I would very much reccomend building it yourself. If I can do it, so can you.

When I built the 2nd machine in my house - I bought everything in mass from newegg - and they gave me no problems, had great prices, customer service, etc. etc. And it was very fun building the actual computer, from scratch. The great thing is that when you set up every peripheral for the first time, and set it up in it's permanent location, you press the button and everything works flawlessly. Very good feeling :grinthumb

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Below are examples of what I see when pressing F12 with IE11 on different machines. Both have the same set of updates. The first is on a Sandy Bridge with a i5-2550K, second an i7-3770K. Both are running w7 Ult 64bit.

EDIT: First image is from IE10, my mistake.

Why the difference?

A:F12 different on two machines

The first image seems to be from IE10...
...you are sure it is IE11 - right?

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I have installed windows 7 7100 X86 on my machine. (got my own key)
Lent the RC disk to someone else who got their own key, but installed with my key...
Both activated fine and updated...

Could this cause issues later???


A:2 machines with same CK key

There are only a few keys being handed out - thousands use each one - M$ are just letting anything activate at this stage.

By being guinea pigs and testing the o/s - we are working for them for nothing.

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motherboard dead, fan dead, outlet messed up, who knows?

Do you hear any sounds when you try to turn it on? Has it had any problems previously? Have you modified it in any way previous to the PSU switch?

What kind of e-machines is it?

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Can I install the same download of Win 7 RC1 on two machines (using the same product key)? or do I need to make a new DVD for each machine?



A:RC1 on 2 Machines

Hello JAS, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Normally you could use the DVD on any machine, but would need a separate product key per machine. However, since Windows 7 is still in testing, the keys have been working on more than one machine to activate them.

This will change of course when the retail version is released though.

Hope this helps,

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Is it possible and legal for me to install the same copy of XP on two seperate computers both of which I own? (only one is on the net)

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Just bought 3 new computers all with Window 7. Purchased these for 3 grandmas. Two Lenovos and One ASUS laptop.
Trying to set up their e-mail accounts, all use a local company rathen than gmail, or yahoo.etc. They really miss the old structure with Outlook Express. Rather than trying to teach them something new, is there a way to get an inexpensive Outlook program for them? They don't use anything else from MS Office. Sales rep said there was a Outlook Express program that was free to download, but I haven't found it yet. Help Please

Second question. Each of the machines go to MSN with their brand name in the address. Have tried to switch to plain msn.com without rather than asus.us.msn.com and same with Lenovo brand, but alway goes back to this add on.
I don't like the brand controlling how I, they browse. How do I get rid of this?

Thanks so much for the help.

A:New Machines

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