Desktop Does Not Recognize Laptop connected thru' LAN

by anshubhatia - 1/16/06 12:31 PM

In Reply to: Miguel K's winning answer by Lee Koo (ADMIN) Moderator CNET staff

Thank you for showing how to transfer files and settings from an old computer to a new one. I have two computers, a desktop running XP-Professional and a notebook running XP-Home. I have a wireless LAN. Under MY NETWORK PLACES, I can see both computers.

I started the Files and Settings Transfer Utility on my desktop and indicated it as old computer (I want to transfer all my music collection from desktop to laptop).
The next screen asked me how I will transfer files and I clicked the radio button for Home or Small Office Network. Now when I click Next, the computer keeps coming with the message "The Wizard cannot locate your new computer". I tried disabling my Firewall, but no success.

I have no problem transferring files one by one from desktop to laptop, but the Files and Settings Transfer Utility does not recognize my Laptop over the LAN.

Can anyone help how to fix this problem?