Can't access XP computer from Win 7

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium 64-bit
March 26, 2010 at 11:27:30
Specs: Windows XP / Win 7, 3.2 ghz / 4 gb
I am trying to network my new Win 7 laptop to my existing Win XP computer. I can see and access Win 7 from XP, but I CAN SEE but I CANNOT ACCESS Xp from Win 7. When I try to access XP I get the following error: Windows can't access //DESKTOP. Error code: 0x80070035.

I've been all over the forums online and tried EVERYTHING. I've been online with Norton support, Microsoft Support, Acer support...nothing helps and nobody can figure it out.

Any suggestions?


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#1
March 26, 2010 at 12:11:45
My suggestion would to download windows XP mode on to your Windows 7 computer, which allows you to run old applications from XP on Windows 7. That's all I can think of atm

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#2
March 26, 2010 at 12:59:53
That will not allow me to share with files or share printers with my windows 7 computer when I am using windows 7 applications.

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#3
March 28, 2010 at 07:51:01
Check your firewall and sharing settings on the Windows XP workstation would be the first thing i'd check out.

Can you ping the XP workstation from the Windows 7 laptop too?

Regards
Lee Cook


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#4
March 28, 2010 at 08:29:19
Hello,
I've tried with firewall on and off and doesnt work. I chatted with Norton Tech support and they checked the firewall settings and said everything was fine for sharing. Sharing settings on both xp and win7 computeras are set up for full sharing. And i can ping each from each. I can see both computer from each , I just can not access them from the other.

On Win 7 Computer I get error:
Windows can't access \\DESKTOP
Error code: 0x080070035


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#5
March 28, 2010 at 08:46:21
Hi
I just changed to the names and worksgroup of bothe computers to all CAPS and now I can see and access the Win 7 from the xp but I cant see or access the xp from the win7

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#6
March 28, 2010 at 11:55:28
Hello,

If your using a workgroup setup, then obviously make sure that both computers are in the same group e.g MSHOME.

Check the sharing settings on the Windows 7 machine, the file and sharing services operate a little differently from Windows XP.

Keep us posted.

Regards
Lee Cook


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#7
March 28, 2010 at 13:24:14
All good. Any other suggestions?

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