Win7 Networking

Ok - got a desktop and a laptop, got Win 7 ultimate on both machines.

Do not see each other on network - going daft - no hair left.

Is there an idiots guide somewhere - thought i was pc literate - could waltz around older versions but now MS is handholding having problems.

When trying to see laptop from desktop it asks for user Id and password - but I have not set any!!!!
How do I find this info out?

Thanks in great anticipation of getting an answer to this issue

Dave

  john bunyan 21:13 30 Jul 10

See Here:

click here

thanks John,

Hoping to work through the options later

cheers

Dave

Ok now I am really flummoxed.

Started again - created homegroup on desktop. Noted password.
Turned on laptop, did not give choice of joing a workgroup so I thought OK and created homegroup on laptop. Noted password.

Desktop now asks if I want to join the other homegroup - OK - put in laptop password and great desktop now sees laptop and I can use files on it

BUT

laptop says no other computers are in the homegroup, yet the desktop is looking at it and showing all directories.

Totally p'd off with WIn 7 now, should be easier than this.

Like I said earlier versions I could set up a works network with ease but this !!!!!!



thanks for looking, and if you can help, it would be greatly appreciated
Dave

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