Windows Live /XP networking isues RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi There.
    Has anyone else had this problem.
    A friend of mine is running XP Pro on three comps that are networked and were functioning until he installed Windows Live on one unit.
    Since the the comps can't see each other or access network resources.
    While I was there we removed Windows live and all functionality returned.
    We then reinstalled windows Live and the problem reappeared.
    As a last resort we again removed Windows Live and as soon as this was done network functionality was again restored.
    Cheers Kev.

    Wednesday, August 13, 2008 6:52 AM


  • I moved your post to the firewall topic, since I assume that you mean that you are referring to the ability for File and printer sharing to work after installing Windows Live OneCare. Note that "Windows Live" is not a program and is used to refer to a fairly significant number of service offerings and applications. Since you posted to the OneCare forum, I have to assume you mean OneCare.


    The following will enable File and Printer Sharing through the OneCare firewall if it isn't working by default - assuming that you have enabled File and Printer Sharing in Windows and have shared a folder or printer.


    Open OneCare on each of the computers.

    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




    Wednesday, August 13, 2008 3:22 PM