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Desktop (HP) s running windows 7 and laptop (dell) is running XP. Trying to share files and printer. I can access shared files from the laptop to the desktop but not from the desktop to the laptop. Any ideas?
 

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make sure both units firewalls are allowing file and printer sharing.
both should be in the same workgroup
both should have netbios over tcp/ip enabled [wins tab in tcp/ip properties]
shares should be to everyone with no restrictions
 

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did that. no help. network was previously set up with the old desktop. laptop was set up using "work group". The windows 7 has "home group". Don't know if that is creating a conflict.
 
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