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Slow Network Connection Between XP and 7

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#1 kodiak2010


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Posted 18 June 2012 - 05:59 PM

I work in a graphic design shop and we have 2 computers running Windows 7 Pro x64, and 2 computers running XP Pro. All of the computers are networked together because our user files are located on the main Win 7 machine.

When accessing the user files from the other Win 7 machine it's fast as it needs to be, but when the XP machines go to connect to it, it takes forever to build the file list.

I thought at first it was the network card, but both computers have the same problem so I ruled that out.

Any ideas?
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#2 hamluis



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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:10 PM

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Posted 18 June 2012 - 07:38 PM

You may want to try and run this command on your Windows XP machines

fsutil.exe behavior set disable8dot3 1

Details provided here: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/121007

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