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I'm setting up a Direct Connect hub for our LAN party to distribute game patches etc. Have been doing that for years with few problems. I've now upgraded to Windows 7 (RC) and no one can connect to me. I can connect to the local hub (running port 411)

I am now testing with 2 computers on a local LAN (same switch) I can connect to the other computer and see its files, but not to the new Windows 7.

I've granted dcplusplus.exe access in the windows 7 firewall. I have also completely switched of the windows 7 firewall with no success. I have installed no other firewalls.

Did I miss something?

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This is caused when you dont run your DC++ app as administrator , i know for a fact that this what happened to me. If you dont run as admin 2 things will happen. People will generally not be able to connect to you without you granting them a slot and any files you hash will not be saved. So the next time you start your app it will start reshashing all the files again.

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Of course. Thanks! – Edosoft Nov 23 '09 at 11:11

Microsoft does have an official Windows 7 Support Forum located . It is supported by product specialists as well as engineers and support teams. You may want to check the threads available there for additional assistance and feedback.

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Thanks I'll go take a look – Edosoft Oct 7 '09 at 13:25

Try also :

  • completely turning off UAC
  • turning off ALL antiviruses
  • setting the compatibility mode of dcplusplus.exe to XP
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