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After 8.1 upgrade other network can’t access this computer

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    After 8.1 upgrade other network can’t access this computer

    My network was working fine until I did the 8.1 upgrade.

    Now my 8.1 machine can see and access the other computers (both win 7). Both win 7 machines can see my 8.1 machine but when I try to access the 8.1 machine from them I get “Windows cannot access \\XPS8500 Check the spelling of the name. Otherwise, there might be a problem with your network. To try to identify and resolve network problems, click Diagnose.”

    When I click Diagnose I get “Windows can’t find “XPS8500”. If the computer or device you are trying to reach is nearby, make sure it is turned on and connected to the network. Otherwise contact your network administrator for assistance.”

    When I click next it says “Windows can't find a computer or device named “XPS8500”.

    The computer is turned on and can access shared folders on the other two win 7 computers.

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    First to start with basics.

    Have you turned on Network Discovery and File and Printer Sharing in the Advanced Sharing Settings at the Network and Sharing Center? If those settings aren't turned on then the machine will not be findable on the network.

    You may also need to turn those settings on for the Guest and Public Networks and for All Networks depending on your how this network is set up.

    It's also required that all machines are in the same workgroup.

    You could also try setting up a Homegroup since the other machines are running Windows 7.
    Last edited by chev65; 29 Nov 2013 at 19:46.
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After 8.1 upgrade other network can’t access this computer

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