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  • Question


    I have a PC and a laptop. The laptop runs windows xp and has norton antivirus whilst the PC has vista home premium and live one care. I put them both under same workgroup "MSHOME". The PC can see the laptop and access its files in the network but not the other way round. I have already enabled file sharing in the vista PC. Is it because windows live one care is blocking anyone outside from coming in?
    Thursday, October 16, 2008 11:28 AM


  • It could be OneCare. Try the following, assuming that you have shared folders on the Vista machine and that Windows File and Printer Sharing is enabled on the Vista machine:

    Open OneCare

    Click Change Settings

    On the firewall tab, click configure firewall

    If the network is shown as Public, click Change Location to change it to "Home or Work."

    Click the Advanced Settings button

    Click Network connections tab.

    If there are multiple active connections shown, you may need to disable the extras in your Windows network connections settings. (Network and Sharing Center, manage connections, in Vista; Right click My Network Places and select Properties on the Start menu in XP)

    On the Ports and Protocols tab, add a check mark next to File and Printer Sharing - for subnet and Internet if the first setting alone (after all of the above are verified) does not allow Sharing to work.

    If all of the above fail, please contact support.

    How to reach support (FAQ) - http://forums.microsoft.com/WindowsOneCare/ShowPost.aspx?PostID=2421771&SiteID=2




    Thursday, October 16, 2008 5:25 PM