Question about Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate Edition
I have a mixed private home network. I recently added a new laptop running Microsoft Vista Basic (wireless). The other computers (Microsoft XP) can see all other PC's on the network including the new laptop running Microsoft Vista basic. Microsoft help and support is useless. I followed all its suggestions and still no go! I'm able to surf the net and share the network printer attached to the router. And copy files to the new laptop from other PC's on the network but not the other way. I just can't see the other computers on the network on the new laptop. Network discovery is checked. Please help!
Force it to see by searching the known other devices / computers from the new laptop
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Posted on Jun 23, 2008
Make sure the computers are in the same workgroup.
Posted on Jan 02, 2008
As far as I know Windows Vista has a clear statement warning users of this issue. It says that Vista machines will take up to half an hour to detect any "non Vista" machines (including XP machines) on the network.
For the record it takes between 10 - 60 minutes for my XP machines to show up on the Vista computers.
Posted on Dec 17, 2007
Set up file sharing and make sure the laptop is set to "private" not "public" in the Networking and Sharing Center.
Posted on Nov 20, 2007
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