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Sharing Problem between Windows 8 Pro and Windows 7 Pro

  1. #1


    Posts : 5
    Windows 7 Pro

    Sharing Problem between Windows 8 Pro and Windows 7 Pro


    How do I change my Network name from Public to Home under Windows 8?


    Both computers were able to see each other last wk-end and sharing between both computers went just fine but this wk-end they can see each other but I cant share

    I believe the problem might be because 1 is Public and the other is Home not sure about this if I am wrong someone please tell me what the double hockey sticks to do lol

    The other thing you need to know is my other computer is a Windows 7 Pro computer and I am trying to make 8 see 7

    Someone please help ty in advance

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 64bit


    I been having the same problem in Windows 8. As what I have found is that in 8 you can't change Windows 8 to home. You can only change it to public or to private networks. Private is Home and Work network settings put together. An on Windows 7 I can see the Windows 8 computer but on 8 I can't see the 7 one the same issue your having. I been looking for a fix for hours and still haven't found one.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    As you can see from my print screen, I can see a lot of mixture of server and PCs,

    put every pc on Work network
    make sure every PC is on the same workgroup

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  4. #4


    The only problem I have with my 8 pro, there is a big delay when trying to connect to desktop pc with 7 Ultimate. Any where from 30 seconds to 2 minutes, once that happens I can go through anything that's shared on the desktop with no problems...just a big delay.
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  5. #5


    Posts : 1,308
    Windows 8 enterprise x64


    put your PCs on fix IP
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  6. #6


    What I didn't realize was that I hadn't joined a network aka home group. Once I joined, I can connect to any pc on the network with no problems at all now. No more delays.
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  7. #7


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 64bit


    You shouldn't have had to join a HomeGroup to connect to the computers.
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  8. #8


    I have had similar problems and have found it to be the Firewall!
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  9. #9


    Posts : 22
    Windows 8 64bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Tarka Dal View Post
    I have had similar problems and have found it to be the Firewall!
    So you just shut it off or did you change a setting in it?
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  10. #10


    You're NAS has an ip address what you need to do is input that ip address as an exception. Don't ask me how to do it as I don't know all the firewall types out there...
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