“I seem to recall reading something about non-W7 machines not being able to connect to W7 machines.
Could members confirm that my understanding is correct or have I missed something?”
Total nonsense Win 7 will share with all OS, XP, Vista, & 7
You need to set up Windows 7 correct
Right click on the Network Icon on the task bar – Click “Open Network and Shearing Center”
Click “Change Advanced shearing setting” and select “ Turn on Network Discovery”
Select “Turn on file and printer shearing”
Select the other selections as required