I've tried every suggestion I've found here and elsewhere with no luck. I have a new Acer laptop with Windows 7 and a desktop with XP home sp3 on the same work group. I can access the Windows 7 machine from the XP machine, even an attached USB hard drive, but not visa versa. When looking at the network map on the Windows 7 machine I can see the XP machine but there is a " device cannot be placed in map" statement next to the listing. When in Windows Explorer I can see the folders I have designated to be shared on the XP machine but can't open them. I get "you might not have permission ....." and "not enough server storage ....." messages. I've checked and Network Discovery and File Sharing are both on. The one thing I did find was when I looked in Select Network Component Type/ Service/add, I got nothing. Not sure if that's the problem or what to do about it. I also am unable to print from the Windows 7 machine to the wired printer on the XP machine even though I can see it. I get a " can't find driver" message.
Edited by hamluis, 18 January 2014 - 09:13 PM.
Moved from XP to Win 7 - Hamluis.