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I have a desktop running the XP operating system, and a laptop running Vista. Although both computers can go on-line, and my desktop computer is able to view files on my laptop, my laptop(vista) is unable to view my desktop or any files on it. What might be my problem? Thank You

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it may be due to the wrong software installed in (laptop) --vista the software for vista is available in the microsoft.com
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Posted on Sep 10, 2009

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