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share files via network from xp professional to Vista

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I have a desktop running xp pro that has files and folders that are marked for sharing.

I have a laptop running Vista that needs to access those files and folders.

I could access them at the old location/network where they were set up.

we have moved, we are now hooked up to another company's network (subleasing a part of their space).  

Since the move, I cannot get the Vista laptop to access the files on the desktop.  

both computers are on the same network.  both are in the same workgroup.  I have disabled password protected sharing on the vista machine.  I can see the XP machine in the network list on the vista computer.  But when I open it, it asks me for a username and password.  

I have tried having no password on the XP machine.  

I have tried setting up an admin user account on the xp machine that has the same name/password as the account on the Vista machine.

What am I missing?  If the computers can see each other, there couldn't be any restrictions on the new network we are using (they have a sonicwall firewall box), could there?

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