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Old 02-03-2007, 05:14 PM   #1
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I just picked up my new laptop today but cannot for the life of me get the new Vista machine to see my XP desktop on the network. I know a few computer savvy people here have played around with vista, and im hoping that someone could help me get this figured out! I have tried disabling the windows firewalls and also triple checked that the network names matched and its no use.

I can see the lappy form the desktop, but not the other way around. HELP!
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This may guide you in the rigth direction.


http://www.microsoft.com/technet/com...uy/cg0406.mspx
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well, i found a patch for XP, and now i can at least SEE my desktop is there on the network map, but i still cannot figure out how to connect to it and share
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Finally ended up figuring it all out. looks like Norton was causing conflicts and not allowing sharing
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I was just going to suggest checking your firewall. I had the same issue with my xp systems until I thought about it.


Are you liking vista. How about a review. I don't trust the press.......................never know who'* paying them.
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so far, i really like Vista, it looks very nice, it runs very smoothly, and its pretty well laid out. Of course there is a bit of adjustment that is needed to transition over, but so far i like it alot, i haven't has much chance to dive deep into it yet though
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I may try installing it on a new hard drive tomorrow
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