Re: Can't see XP network from Vista

Successful Sharing involves some general consideration in Network settings,
As well as specific adjustment of each computer according to what it is allowed to be shared.
Vista File and Printer Sharing-
Windows XP File Sharing -;en-us;304040
Printer Sharing XP -
Windows Native Firewall setting for Sharing XP -
Windows XP patch for Sharing with Vista -
Jack (MVP-Networking).

"DR" <DR@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote in message news:4044C4A9-79A8-4A6D-AE78-08019A1CFA4C@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
I have WASTED hours trying to get what should work out of the box to work.

I simply want to see shared files on my XP Pro PC on my Vista PC.

I followed the guide here:

I installed the 922120 patch.

I unblocked a bunch of ports.

I re-ran the setup a new home network wizard on the XP computer.

I re-named both work groups to be the exact same thing.

But it still doesn't work.

I am beyond astounded that Microsoft would not build this BASIC
FUNCTIONALITY into Windows Vista out of the box.

It is really making me want to use a Mac, and I have been using PC's for
over 20 years.

So, all rants aside, can anyone help?