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A short list of hidden Windows 7 hints
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July 12, 2017

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Listed here, are a few networking hints for windows 7.


Networking win7 with winXP:

    first need to set network type to "Work network":

    control panel >> network and sharing center >>
    under "view your active networks" >> click whatever link is there >>
    select "Work network"   
(this is what windowsXP uses)

    (if the link is called "Home network", click on it, then select "Work network")

    setting workgroup name:

    control panel >> system >> advanced system settings >> computer name     >> change >> workgroup name ... set it here.

    open up a windows explorer, click on Network.
    a message might pop up that says
    "network discovery is off"
>> click on it to turn it on

    >> the other computers on the network should now appear.

    network share settings:

    control panel >> network and sharing center >>
    change advanced sharing settings >>

        turn on:    Network Discovery, File and Printer Sharing,
                       Public Folder Sharing
        turn off:   Password Protected Sharing
        select:   Allow Windows HomeGroup to manage
                   homegroup connections (recommended)

    setup a share folder:

        right-click on disk >> properties >> sharing >> advanced sharing >>
        tick box: share this folder
        apply >> ok >> close
        the two little people icon appears


        right-click on disk >> properties >> security >> edit >> add >>
        type in: Everyone
        permissions for Everyone: "list folder contents", "read"
        ignore warning messages

        repeat the above but type in: Guest
        permissions for Guest: "list folder contents", "read"

    reboot win7
    reboot winXP

the above was taken from --> how to make win7 work with...
and from --> win7 won't recognize winXP...

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How to fix the very slow default file transfer rates (~20 kps) between two new windows 7 machines:

        control panel >> network and sharing center >>
        change adapter settings >> properties >> configure  >> advanced (tab)

   then set the following to disabled:

        Large Send Offload v2 (IPv4) - Disable
        Large Send Offload v2 (IPv6) - Disable

For this to work the above must be done to
both of the receiving and transmitting machines.

There is no need to disable IPv6 as per the other possible solution.


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If files across windows 7 PCs aren't accessible at all:

   then disable the windows firewall:

        control panel >> windows firewall
        control panel >> admin tools >> services >>
               stop it, and set to disable

   turn off the homegroup connections stuff:

        control panel >> network and sharing center
        advanced sharing settings >> homegroup connections >>

                turn off: "Allow Windows to manage homegroup... "
                turn on instead: "Use user accounts and passwords..."

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Another possible way to get win7 networking with other win7 machines:

    first need to set network type to "Home network":

    control panel >> network and sharing center >>
    under "view your active networks" >> click whatever link is there >>
    select "Home network"

        If this is the first time a "Home" network is setup then save the password given,
        it will be needed by the other machines to connect to this new "Home" network.

        For this password the case matters.


    setting up the shared hard drives or folders
    (open windows explorer):

    (right-click) D: >> properties >> (click tab) sharing

        >> share >> set share name >> exit, go back to sharing tab >>

        (click) Advanced sharing >> Permissions >> Add >>
       enter object name: Everyone >>

        then click OK >> set permissions for Everyone to just "Read"
        exit, hit OK >> OK again >> then "Apply"

    set the security access for the shared hard drives or folders:

    (right-click) D: >> properties >> (click tab) security

        >> edit >> add: everyone >>

        right-click on "List folder contents" and "Read" >>
       hit OK, then OK again.



    on other win7 machines search for the "Home network":

    control panel >> HomeGroup >> click on it, add in the above password

    >> then setup the shared folders just like above.



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