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    Connect to XP Pro from older Windows (XP Pro SP2)

    I have a new system with Windows XP Pro SP2 installed. I have set up some shared folders and completed the nertworks etup wizard but other systems in the officve with Windows 2000 and Windows ME cannot "see" the new computer on the the LAN.

    -- All computers connect to the LAN, are able to connect through the LAN to the internet, can release and renew their IP addresses form DCHP server in the router.

    - A user has been created on the XP system with a password and this user name and password are used to log in from the older systems.

    - Even using the network install disk (on the ME system -- it does work on W2K) did not help.

    Any other ideas on what I should try?

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    Re: Connect to XP Pro from older Windows (XP Pro S

    Following the Network Setup Wizard on the XP machine, did you create a network setup diskette (final step in the procedure) to setup additional computers which are not running XP?
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    Re: Connect to XP Pro from older Windows (XP Pro S

    John,

    Tes. The resulting program only runs on the ME system -- not the Windows 2000 one -- but it did not help.

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    Re: Connect to XP Pro from older Windows (XP Pro S

    On the 2000 machine turn in the "Guest" account.
    It has been a long time since I worked on a 2K machine so I can not remember how to do this

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

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    Re: Connect to XP Pro from older Windows (XP Pro S

    Did you make sure that the Workgroup name is the same on all machines?

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    Re: Connect to XP Pro from older Windows (XP Pro S

    Yes, all are in the same workgroup.
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    I found the problem -- the Trend Micro firewall was blocking access.

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    Re: Connect to XP Pro from older Windows (XP Pro S

    Glad you found it. Thanks for posting back.

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