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xp machine cant see windows 7

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  • just install windows 7.  have a brother 5140 laser printer attached.  2 apple laptops can see and print to the window 7 machine.

    1 xp machine dont even see the windows 7 machine.

    i disabled  firewalls and the antivirus on both.. windows 7 can see the xp machine and print to the hp deskjet on the xp machine.  both have the workgroup labled the same  no matter what i change it wont show up.  any suggestions?
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 12:58 AM

Answers

  • Here are some suggestions you can try:

     

    1. Temporarily disable firewall each machine and router (if it has).

     

    2. Install the Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder package from the link below on Windows XP machine:

     

    Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder package

     

    3. Assure the following services are started on each machine: Computer Browser, Server, Workstation

     

    4. Perform a Clean Boot on each machine.

     

    5. Write down the computer name for Windows 7. Click Start button in Windows XP and click Run, type \\Windows 7 computer name, and then press enter. Can you access the Windows 7 computer now?

     

    Thanks,

    Novak

    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Monday, November 02, 2009 4:21 AM
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 9:12 AM

All replies

  • Here are some suggestions you can try:

     

    1. Temporarily disable firewall each machine and router (if it has).

     

    2. Install the Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder package from the link below on Windows XP machine:

     

    Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder package

     

    3. Assure the following services are started on each machine: Computer Browser, Server, Workstation

     

    4. Perform a Clean Boot on each machine.

     

    5. Write down the computer name for Windows 7. Click Start button in Windows XP and click Run, type \\Windows 7 computer name, and then press enter. Can you access the Windows 7 computer now?

     

    Thanks,

    Novak

    • Marked as answer by Novak Wu Monday, November 02, 2009 4:21 AM
    Tuesday, October 27, 2009 9:12 AM
  • All I needed to know was step #5 in your answer.  It was simple once I knew - thanks!  It took me about 45 min of reading posts to find it though, I was about to give up.  We are not all techies.  Lots of discussion about not seeing xp from Windows 7 but not vice versa.

     

    Monday, January 16, 2012 7:40 PM