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#1 Jen42

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 03:53 AM

I need help again!

I've now got my xp pc as well as my vista laptop connected to the internet. But I'm having trouble connecting the computers to eachother. The desktop pc sees the laptop, but the laptop can't see the desktop pc.

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#2 nigglesnush85

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 04:41 AM

hello,

You may find this tool helpfull http://www.networkmagic.com/
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Posted 12 January 2008 - 09:30 AM

i had the same problem, my friend had a Vista laptop and i a XP desktop, he could connect to the internet but we couldnt share file, untill i stopped the firewall on the VIsta laptop, and than everything went fine.i was able to ping it and share files....

SO try stoping the Vista firewall.
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Posted 12 January 2008 - 05:13 PM

I figured it out, it was actually sygate firewall. I hadn't set it to share files.

But one other thing, can you actually share programs through a network??

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 06:52 PM

You can share files and folders fairly easily over a network. As for Programs, I dont think its that easy unless the entire programincluding various system files is in the folder you are trying to share.
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Posted 12 January 2008 - 07:31 PM

There is a game my daughter likes, but it will only work properly on the desktop pc, which is xp, her notebook is vista. Do you know if there's a way she could play it from her computer, even though it's installed in mine??

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Posted 12 January 2008 - 07:42 PM

You could try sharing the folder the game is installed to, this may work but is unlikely due to the fact that the game may require files that are elsewhere on your computer or are not compatible with vista. I have tried a similar thing with very little sucess, the more advance the game the less chance it will work.
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Posted 13 January 2008 - 04:22 AM

Well she can use the Remste Desktop Connection wish will allow her to work on the XP PC from her vista, but if so, u cant use ur PC when she is on and she will have full access on ur PC and maybe u dont want that.
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