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Adding Vista to an XP network

 
 
Stumpy
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      04-14-2008
Ran into an additional problem adding a Vista laptop to a home network. Is
there some sneaky detail required for Vista to join a functioning network of
XP computers?


 
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smlunatick
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      04-14-2008
On Apr 14, 10:59*am, "Stumpy" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> Ran into an additional problem adding a Vista laptop to a home network. *Is
> there some sneaky detail required for Vista to join a functioning network of
> XP computers?


No! It is the same as XP.

1) Same workgroup / domain

2) Same network IP address scheme

3) Firewall settings need to allow File/printer sharing

4) Vista needs to know to "trust" each / every local network you wish
to trust.
 
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Stumpy
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      04-14-2008
> Ran into an additional problem adding a Vista laptop to a home network. Is
> there some sneaky detail required for Vista to join a functioning network
> of
> XP computers?


>No! It is the same as XP.


>1) Same workgroup / domain


>2) Same network IP address scheme


>3) Firewall settings need to allow File/printer sharing


>4) Vista needs to know to "trust" each / every local network you wish
>to trust.


I've got a bad setting on the laptop then.


 
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smlunatick
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      04-14-2008
On Apr 14, 1:41*pm, "Stumpy" <(E-Mail Removed)> wrote:
> > Ran into an additional problem adding a Vista laptop to a home network. Is
> > there some sneaky detail required for Vista to join a functioning network
> > of
> > XP computers?
> >No! *It is the same as XP.
> >1) Same workgroup / domain
> >2) *Same network IP address scheme
> >3) *Firewall settings need to allow File/printer sharing
> >4) Vista needs to know to "trust" each / every local network you wish
> >to trust.

>
> I've got a bad setting on the laptop then.


Also check for anti-virus settings for blocking Internet worm style
virus. This is a "hidden" firewall.
 
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