Vista and XP

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Notts Ash, Jul 22, 2006.

  1. Notts Ash

    baldy Guest

    That happens ONLY if you have the XP system restore turned on for the drive
    or partition you have Vista on. I have each system on its own drive or
    partition and have each system restore set to monitor ONLY the drive or
    partition that system is on ... and the other drives are turned off. In
    other words, XP is only monitoring the XP drive and Vista is only monitoring
    the Vista drive.

    Works great.
     
    baldy, Apr 1, 2007
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  2. Notts Ash

    ENGR. ARSHAD Guest

    HELLO EVERY ONE

    I AM SURPRISED STILL THIS PROBLEM IS NOT SOLVED, EVEN TODAY I PURCHASED AN
    HP DV6000 ea SERIES LAPTOP AND STILL THERE IS NO CLEAR ANSWER HOW TO ISTALL
    XP WINDOWS ON VISTA BASED LAPTOP..IF THERE IS ANYONE WHO HAS DONE IT PLEASE
    WRITE TO ME ON .

    I SEARCHED FOR MANY SITE TO SOLVE MY PROBLEM..TO INSTALL XP ON MY VISTA
    (HOME PREMIUM) WINDOOWS BUT COULD NOT GET ANY HELP EVEN FROM HP OR FROM
    WINDOWS.. SO PLEASE YOU ARE ALL REQUESTED TO HELP ME IN THIS REGARD....


    Regards to all..

    ENGR. ARSHAD..DOHA
    network
     
    ENGR. ARSHAD, May 20, 2007
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  3. is anyone at microsoft trying to fix these problems, many of my customers are
    taking their computers back or going back to XP....this is maddening--Bob Soll
     
    Bob the computer guy, May 25, 2007
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  4. Yes. If you are using a router here is how I did it. Hope it works for you.

    I am using a Linksys Router for my home network on which is the Desktop
    (Vista Ultimate) my Laptop (XP Professional), a LaserJet Printer, and a Voice
    over Internet Phone System. Here is how I got the Vista OS and the XP OS to
    communicate:


    1. For the XP I used the Install Home Network to set up the private network
    which I called MS home. Still on the XP machine I ran the cmd to get into
    the DOS environment. In this environment I checked the MShome network just
    installed via the ipconfig command to ascertain what the TP address of the
    gateway address for this network.

    The ipconfig will give two pieces of information to assist checking out the
    network:
    a. The IP address of the Laptop on the MSHome Network.
    b. Default Gateway IP address. I use a LINKSYS router so the default
    gateway should display 192.168.1.1. Make a note of these addresses. Still
    on the Laptop pull up the window
    c. In the lower right-hand-corner right-click the Network Connectivity Icon
    which becomes visible when my MShome network is active. Scroll down to Open
    Network Connections and click on it. This will open a window showing all
    network connections. Right-click the one ‘Local Area Connection’ which will
    open ‘Local Area Connection Properties’ in this Window scroll down and select
    ‘Internet Protocol (TCP/IP) Click on properties to double check the default
    gateway: it should be 192.168.1.1
    d. Now close down all Windows on the Laptop.
    2. Vista has a lot of intelligence built into it so there is no need to go
    through the motions of setting up a home network; however, we must give Vista
    the IP address of the default gateway of Local Area Network resulting from
    setting up the Local Area Network on the Laptop i.e. (192.168.1.1.)
    a. Go to the Vista Control Panel Home, I like the non-classic view – it’s
    much easier to navigate from one process to another; however, if you prefer
    use the Classic View.
    b. Click on Network and Internet.
    c. Click on Network and Sharing Center and then click View Status on the
    right-hand-side of the Local Area Connection Status window. When this
    opens click on Properties.
    d. Choose the Internet Protocol Version 4 (TCP/IPV4), make sure it is
    checked and then open the Properties Window.
    e. When the Properties Window opens click on Advanced. In the lower half of
    the Advanced Window check to see if there is a default gateway specified. If
    not, then do so by clicking ADD under the Default Gateways window.
    f. When the ADD window opens, type in the IP Address for the Router:
    (192.168.1.1) and leave the Automatic Metric checked.
    g. Work your way back to the Desktop by closing all Windows.
    3. Restart both computers so see if they find each other. It doesn’t matter
    which one start first; however, it is important that both are on the network
    before trying any file sharing among them. Going this route obviates the
    need to get a wireless router. If one of the computers is down – that
    computer will not show on the network. When it comes active again, it will
    automatically show.. Sometimes it takes a few minutes for a computer to
    become fully recognized on a simple home network.

    I hope this helps.
     
    John W. Weaver, Jun 20, 2007
    #24
  5. Notts Ash

    richard Guest

     
    richard, Oct 17, 2007
    #25
  6. Notts Ash

    richard Guest

     
    richard, Oct 17, 2007
    #26
  7. They link up fine... :)
     
    Jeffrey Randow, Oct 19, 2007
    #27
  8. Notts Ash

    Popaugen65 Guest

    Thank You, Thank You, Thank you. I was going nuts as well after getting my
    wife a Vista laptop for Christmas and trying to get it to print to an XP
    print server. Like Arrowcatcher, you've made my New Year a bit brighter
    already. Thanks again.
     
    Popaugen65, Jan 6, 2008
    #28
  9. Robert L. \(MS-MVP\), Jan 7, 2008
    #29
  10. How can I get my vista computer and my xp computer to link together in a
    network?
     
    GatesofDawn67, Mar 27, 2010
    #30
  11. HI
    If the Win XP has to print (even trough the network) it needs drivers.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking)..
     
    Jack [MVP-Networking], Mar 27, 2010
    #31
  12. How do I make my vista machine and xp machine to see each other in a
    wireless network?
     
    GatesofDawn67, Mar 27, 2010
    #32
  13. Hi
    Wireless or wire does nor matter for this purpose.
    Make sure that the Software Firewall on each computer allows free local
    traffic. If you use 3rd party Firewall On, Vista/XP Native Firewall should
    be Off, and the active Firewall has to adjusted to your Network IP numbers
    on what is some time called the Trusted Zone (consult your 3rd Party
    Firewall instructions.
    General example, http://www.ezlan.net/faq#trusted
    Windows 7 Work Network,
    http://www.onecomputerguy.com/windows7/windows7_sharing.htmVista File and
    Printer Sharing- http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb727037.aspx
    Windows XP File Sharing -
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;304040
    Printer Sharing
    XP -http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/networking/expert/honeycutt_july2.mspx
    Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing
    XP -http://support.microsoft.com/kb/875357
    Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista (Not need for XP-SP3) -
    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/922120
    When done hard reboot all network computers and the Router.
    Jack (MS, MVP-Networking).
     
    Jack [MVP-Networking], Mar 27, 2010
    #33
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