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    Hi i'm very new to all this...
    I'm trying to get my PC to "talk" to my boyfriends PC. I CANNOT DO THIS!!!!!! I've followed all the instructions, and my pc actually tells me when his is off - but we just cant share folders...can someone HELP PLEEEEEASE????
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    Re: networking

    Which flavors of Windows are you each running? Can you see one another's computers in Network Neighborhood?

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    Re: networking

    Thank's for replying. No we cannat seeeach others computers in Network Neighbourhood.
    Actually - i can bring up the name and computer no. of the other one, but when i click on it to see what's there, it says "my pictures", "My music "and "shared". I click on "shared and theres nothing in it. The music and pictures folders are mine. I've got XP and he's got 98. I'm almost sure the problem lies with his computer- as i can't see anything at all on his.
    We used to be able to connect with my old PC. I think there's still remnants of theton his PC. - am i making sense??? I went through the set-up procedure and had to say that mine was the "host" (?), but we need his as the host, or both "peer to peer"as he's got the internet connection i'll be using, (hopefully). HTH. look forward to a response.
    By the way, i did what XP told me to do , and make a floppy disc and run it on his. NADA! <img src=/S/brickwall.gif border=0 alt=brickwall width=25 height=15>

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    Re: networking

    Have you turned on the sharing on both computers?

    Have you turned OFF the MS FireWall on the XP machine?

    Do either computers run a third party firewall? If so check the settings or turn off to see if it is blocking the access.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: networking

    DOH!!! Cheers Dave, i'll try turning off the firewall!!!! I'll let you know how i get on.

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