Posted 11 December 2009 - 07:57 PM
Do you have Firewall software running on your XP computer?
I installed Esett Nod32 Firewall Suite on both my XP and Win7 and now I am unable to access remotely either of these computers NO MATTER what I do or settings I change or disable the software. I just gave up.
Since these are USB drives why not just unplug them from the XP machine and plug them into Win7 and when you use the XP machine move the drives back?
Have you tried XP mode in win7? Have to have at least win 7 Pro and hardware to support virtualization, may require a bios update or bios setting change.
I have been using XP mode for what software that does not work in Win 7. If it doesn't work in Vista it wont work in Win 7.
I just install only the software that wont work in Win 7 in XP mode and I now use this laptop as my main computer.
Though you do have to have the hardware to support this or your computer will freeze up at the max or come to a crawl at the best.
Here are somethings to try if you can get software firewall to let the remote access to work, if you have a software firewall.
1: Set Mac Address of your Win 7 machine to access network
2: Set XP to share folder and files with network, make sure correct user and permissions are set
3: Turn off or Uninstall software firewall on XP machine
If you still can not get access to the XP computer at all then there is something blocking access in the XP computer. Windows Firewall, 3rd Party Firewall / AV possibly both...
Those are only things I can think of.