XP Pro SP3 can not connect to Win 7 7057
Your correct on both points.
The official RC from MS has a patch for the permission problems, and
This is mentioned when you first begin to setup Windows, it does state that it's only for connecting to other Windows 7 PC's
Homegroup is ONLY used when connecting two or more systems that are running Win 7, it cannot be used for connecting dissimilar OS's (at least not so far as I can tell)
i've since fixed the issue by upgrading to the release candidate, so my problem was definitely local to my build. i'm an expert on sharing, so any of you are welcome to contact me personally and describe your problem, I may be able to help.
I had the same problem and I was able to fix it by creating a new share in the XP machine. While doing so I encounter on the instructions a link on the Share dialog box, instructing me that the computer was not setup for remote acces (which I thought it was). I followed the link and instructions and it's now working fine.
Thanks Athlonite, I had wasted hours fiddling, following loads of others ideas of the solution. and your instructions for setting up a guest account worked a dream, and I can now enjoy W7. Hope it is that easy when they release W7 proper.
Originally Posted by Athlonite
Administrator account is disabled
In order to access your Windows 7 computer from an XP computer you need to first do everything that the people have mentioned here and what I've found is to also "enable" the Administrator account in Windows 7. The Administrator account is disabled by default. Once you uncheck "Account is disabled," you will easily be able to log into a Windows 7 computer from an XP computer using the Administrator password.
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