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The network consists of many 7 and XP machines. One XP desktop has a 500GB HDD attached which is shared across all PCs as a folder.

ALL PCs have the same workgroup name, yet one says it cannot access the Workgroup PCs (it's a Fujitsu laptop on XP), and keeps throwing up an error when I attempt to access Workgroup PCs. In addition nothing shows up in My Network Places.

Absolutely no settings have been changed since it originally worked, at either end. What do I do now?
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A PC Using windows XP cannot connect to a PC using windows 7.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by BradleyW View Post
A PC Using windows XP cannot connect to a PC using windows 7.
Yes it can, or M$ would be the biggest dumbasses to make an OS.

It took awhile for me to setup networking with XP, Vista and 7. What did the trick for me is put passwords on every computer.
Edited by darksideleader - 4/17/11 at 12:10pm
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Have you tried re-entering the settings and rebooting or checked your connections?
 
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FTP somehow got turned off. None of us know how it did, but I did find a couple of infections during my regular Avast scan of this machine today... or maybe I'm putting 2+2 together.

And yes, you can network different OS's. My network contains Windows 7 (3 different editions), both versions of XP (except Tablet), a Vista test rig and Ubuntu as well, as well as numerous printers, and a NAS.
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