When a Windows 7 PC is acting as a file server for Windows XP clients, it is recommended that these changes be performed on the Windows 7 machine. This change disables the newer file handling protocols in Windows 7, which the XP workstations have trouble with, and only needs to be made on the Win 7 computers. If this setting change is not made you will see slowness or lockups on the workstations when performing task - ring- ing items, logging out, etc.
Step 1: Log onto the Windows 7 computer as an Administrator
Step 2: Edit the registry
- Find the Registry Folder
- Add New DWORD Key
- Add a new REG_DWORD key, and enter the name SMB2
- Set the data value to '0'
Step 3: Restart Windows 7 machines
Note: To re-enable SMB2 at a future date, return to this key and set the value to 1.