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  • FeAmarante Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Ok so Windows search is OFF but now I just can't get connected to the Time Capsule. It keeps asking for the login information as if I had the wrong password typed in, but I'm sure it's correct since it's working on the other computers.
    Any ideas? Should I give up Windows 7 for now?

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  • FeAmarante Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Solved my problem above following the tip on:
    http://discussions.apple.com/thread.jspa?threadID=2001403&tstart=0

    Check this out:
    I got connected to my Time Capsule, with Windows 7, windows search working and I just uploaded 4Gb, no problem at all.
    Could the security tip be the solution for us to use both, the Time Capsule and Windows Search?
  • marvinclick Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    hi all,

    I just have my new TC today, firmware 7.5.1 and downloaded the newest Airport Utility both Mac and PC.

    but still have slow connection problem in Win 7 when paste some files into the TC.

    Mac works just fine.

    I should have read those threads before buy the TC, then I would not even...

    this is costly and seemed not make my home networks sharing work smoothly...

    do hope soon we will have a easy solution to work out.

    thanks all.
  • Per Moeller Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I also tries everything to make my 2TB time capsule work with windows. Nothing worked - neither by name or by IP address could my Windows machines see it.

    For me the problem turned out to be the name of the time capsule. Because I left it with the default name of "Time Capsule" it was given the name "time-capsule.local" on my network. After changing the name to "tc", all my Windows 7 64Bit and Windows server 2008 computers could see and mount the disks.
  • michaelkei Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi Per Moeller

    Have you tried copying large files (say over 2GB) over from Windows 7 to TC? That's when it fails me all the time. The mount would suddenly complain that drive not available until you reboot the PC or TC, very annoying. Big regret in buying the TC, it has been useless for me for the last 6 months
  • Jimi35294 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    My case indicates Time capsule still has issues for connection to Windows 7 PC:

    I have a 2009 early version of 500G TM, which had been working well in a mixed environment with Windows 7 and SL, with transfer speed of about 20M/sec for wired connection (which is consistent with a gigabit ethernet). My trouble started a week ago, when the TM refused to power up. I took it to the Apple store, and was given a replacement of the exact model, which appears to be new and had a 7.4.2 firmware.

    I experienced no problem integrating the new TM into my network; however, the connection between the windows 7 PC and TM is very unstable for wired or wireless network. The file transfer appears not problems for being initiated, but the speed is in the 1~2 MB/sec wired, and connection drops very often. A simple visit to the TM would make the connection disrupted. I upgraded TM firmware to 7.4.2, but the problem persisted.

    Luckily there is this forum, and I found that the problem is solved by disabling Windows Search, but not by other approaches. Hopefully my case can help others with similar experience, and Apple and MS work together to have this issue corrected. It should have not been this way.
  • scwimbush Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Reverting the firmware of my Time Capsule to 7.3.2 failed to resolve this issue for me (although it seemed to improve things somewhat, but that could be my imagination). However, turning off Windows Search did the trick, and that will be it for now.

    The Time Capsule has been a disappointing piece of hardware to be honest. I bought it because of its touted Windows compatibility, to unify my home network, but its connection issues have plagued me. Now, with Windows 7, it doesn't work at all (before this botch). And I've never succeeded to get a printer shared via it -- I still plug it in to the relevant machine each time I want to print. Overall, I should have stuck with a generic NAS of twice the capacity. A colleague of mine has a Seagate Go, which they can access from anywhere over the internet. Works like a dream.
  • SthrnDixieCwgrl Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    If you are using Windows 7 Home Premium with Time Capsule then you will find out that they are not compatible.
  • winhac25 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Using windows 7 64bit enterprise , turning search off did nothing still searching for a solution.
  • raynicolini Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    have to partition the gard drive, if you format it as a fat32 the both apple and pc can use it but for pc you can only transfer a max of 4gb at a time
  • SthrnDixieCwgrl Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    raynicolini wrote:
    have to partition the gard drive, if you format it as a fat32 the both apple and pc can use it but for pc you can only transfer a max of 4gb at a time



    I was finally able to get Time Capsule to work with Windows 7 on a MacBook Pro. I hate to tell you this but you can transfer more than 4GB worth of information at a time. I told Time Capsule what I wanted backed up and it was 142GB worth of information and it transfered it all at one time even though it took about an hour to do this.
  • michaelkei Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi SthrnDixieCwgrl

    Do you mind telling us
    1) your TimeCapsule version
    2) Windows 7's disk partition format type
    3) Network registaries setting, etc?

    Thanks
  • tmarques Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    Hi All -

    It's comforting and disappointing to see so many people running into the same issue.

    I'm setting a TC2Gb on a hybrid environment (Macs and PCs). TC has to connect to the network via WiFi and is sharing the same connection as the other computers on the network. Macs are working fine (of course) - they can upload and download huge files from TC without issues.

    The PCs (all running Win 7 Enterprise) are misbehaving. I have tried every solution suggested on this thread (turning search on and off, connecting via all 3 methods, etc) and nothing fixes the issue of not being able to upload large files to TC. Downloading is fine and fast, but uploading always crashes in the middle of the process and disconnects the drives.

    I'm currently using the FastCopy solution to upload large files to TC, but this is far from being acceptable at the regular user level.

    Does anyone know anything else that could be done?

    Thanks a lot,
    -Thiago
  • SthrnDixieCwgrl Level 1 Level 1 (10 points)
    tmarques wrote:
    Hi All -

    It's comforting and disappointing to see so many people running into the same issue.

    I'm setting a TC2Gb on a hybrid environment (Macs and PCs). TC has to connect to the network via WiFi and is sharing the same connection as the other computers on the network. Macs are working fine (of course) - they can upload and download huge files from TC without issues.

    The PCs (all running Win 7 Enterprise) are misbehaving. I have tried every solution suggested on this thread (turning search on and off, connecting via all 3 methods, etc) and nothing fixes the issue of not being able to upload large files to TC. Downloading is fine and fast, but uploading always crashes in the middle of the process and disconnects the drives.

    I'm currently using the FastCopy solution to upload large files to TC, but this is far from being acceptable at the regular user level.

    Does anyone know anything else that could be done?

    Thanks a lot,
    -Thiago



    I was FINALLY able to resolve this. I went to the Windows partition and put everything that I needed to backup into one location and then resterted the system. Then I went to the Mac OS X partition and opened one finder window that had the stuff I wanted to back up from the Windows partition and I opened another finder window for Time Capsule. I made sure the windows that had the stuff I wanted to be backed up was active and then went to Edit>Select All and the I went to drag it from that window to the Time Capsule window. When I was done backing up the Windows partition, I used the Boot Camp application in Mac OS X to delete the Windows 7 partition, restarted the system, opened Boot Camp, recreated the partition, then when it asked for the Windows disk I insted the disk for Windows 7. Then when it was done installing, I put in the Mac OS X disk to install the Boot Camp drivers and restarted when it told me to. Then when it got back to the desktop I installed AirPort Utility 5.5.1 for Windows that I downloaded from Apple ( http://support.apple.com/kb/DL954 ). Then I went to Start>Computer and I FINALLY saw it listed there. Then I went and installed the anti-virus/firewall software, any other drivers, any other software, and then any Windows updates I had.
  • Jayness33 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)
    I have exactly the same issue except that fix you mentioned doesnt seem to be applicable to me. My computers are just a dell's with windows 7 on them. I have two that do not save large files to the TC with the same issue you mentioned.