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    connection to home computers

    I have several computers in my home network mostly windows machines. One windows 7 machine will not allow me to connect from vista computers or XP. I get the message that I cannot log on and need a user name and password, but supplying this does not allow me to log on to the win 7 machine. the dialog changes my user name from xxxx to yyy\xxxx where the yyy is the name of a vista machine I am trying to I am trying to log on from while from a xp machine the yyy is the name of the win 7 machine. I have set the workgroup the same in all machines. I find networking in windows as frustrating as working in linux.

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    Homegroup will only work with Win 7, not Vista or XP. See if this How To Geek article will help.

    Edit: Sorry, I got home from work last night very tired and thought I read Homegroup, not workgroup. The article still should help.
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    I am not using home group, but am using work group.

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    Have you added the same Users and passwords on all PCs? I find that a lot of network issues go away if you add the Vista and XP users to Windows 7 and vice versa.

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