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Thursday, June 17, 2010

File Sharing Won’t Work? Remove Norton Security Suite

I’ve detailed my frustration with Windows 7 and then with my new Acer Aspire hard drive crash ad nauseum. I’m still fighting to get back to where I was prior to “upgrading” to new computers and a new problem fraught OS. Let’s just say if I wasn’t bald before I would be now.

Latest issues after I got my Aspire back from Acer with it’s new hard drive and a newly installed Windows 7. My wonderful IO Gear GUB211 auto switch, that allowed me to share my printer with my XP and Vista machines and my miserably unfriendly Windows 7 machine, has stopped working. I am in the midst of troubleshooting that with IO gear via email. Not the best support but better than no support.

Secondly when I got my machine back I reinstalled Norton Security Suite, free from Comcast. I had it on one of my XP machines as well. Lo and behold my file sharing no longer works between my machines. My XP m

achines running Avast free talk to each other but won’t talk to either machine running Norton. My Vista machine which doesn’t really enjoy talkin

g to anyone would still see the XP machines without Norton but will not see the XP machine running Nor


I removed the Comcast Free Norton Security Suite from the Windows 7 machine and the XP machine and now all file sharing is back to normal.

I still can’t print from my Windows 7 machine but that will be another post. Someone please remind me why I ever liked computers.

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