The easy answer first.
For Netbooks you'll have to transfer the program you want to install to it, either by a network connection or a flash drive. I suspect there will be cases where this will not or can't work. In some program install cases you'll probably have to burn and ISO image of a CD/DVD and then run that image in a virtual drive even. Some copy protected games might not work this way either.
The DVD drive is a permissions problem. The Vista machine doesn't have the proper permissions on the XP machine to 'get in'. Generally speaking, if you have GUEST enabled as a USER on the XP machine, it should be accessible. Take a look at this article, it should help, and in your case, use EVERYONE in the permissions and grant full access.
Since you say you can see the share, I'll assume you've installed Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder. If not, you'll need that too from MicroSoft probably.
For a more complete list of things to do to fix this problem, please see this LINK.
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