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Windows 8 Pro can not access XP

  1. #1


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    Windows 8 Pro can not access XP


    Hi,

    I have Windows 8 Pro and XP connected to the same router via Ethernet cable, XP can access files on Windows 8 Pro and place files in folders from Windows 8 and the files will appear in the folder in Windows 8, Windows 8 can see the XP computer but when I try to access it I get an error message saying "Windows can not access \\James ", the name of my XP computer. There can't be much wrong, but I am stuck, I just can't find the answer. Can anyone please help?

    Thanks
    God bless
    James

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  2. #2


    Quote Originally Posted by Fromjim View Post
    Hi,

    I have Windows 8 Pro and XP connected to the same router via Ethernet cable, XP can access files on Windows 8 Pro and place files in folders from Windows 8 and the files will appear in the folder in Windows 8, Windows 8 can see the XP computer but when I try to access it I get an error message saying "Windows can not access \\James ", the name of my XP computer. There can't be much wrong, but I am stuck, I just can't find the answer. Can anyone please help?

    Thanks
    God bless
    James
    It may help to use the IP address of the XP machine> \\192.168.x.x

    You should also ensure that network discovery and public file sharing are all turned on with password protected sharing turned off in the Advanced sharing settings.

    As I recall with XP, it should help to run the network connection set up wizard.

    I'm sure you are aware there are tutorials for this online.
    Complete Guide to Networking Windows 7 with XP and Vista
    Last edited by chev65; 23 Apr 2013 at 23:19.
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    Quote Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Fromjim View Post
    Hi,

    I have Windows 8 Pro and XP connected to the same router via Ethernet cable, XP can access files on Windows 8 Pro and place files in folders from Windows 8 and the files will appear in the folder in Windows 8, Windows 8 can see the XP computer but when I try to access it I get an error message saying "Windows can not access \\James ", the name of my XP computer. There can't be much wrong, but I am stuck, I just can't find the answer. Can anyone please help?

    Thanks
    God bless
    James
    It may help to use the IP address of the XP machine> \\192.168.x.x

    You should also ensure that network discovery and public file sharing are all turned on with password protected sharing turned off in the Advanced sharing settings.

    As I recall with XP, it should help to run the network connection set up wizard.

    I'm sure you are aware there are tutorials for this online.
    Complete Guide to Networking Windows 7 with XP and Vista

    Hi there
    Actually YOU gave me a great answer to a similar problem so I suggest the OP follows the link to the answer you gave me before in THIS thread.

    https://www.eightforums.com/network-s...2k-server.html

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    It's worth a shot I guess Jimbo but the tutorials certainly don't show that as an option, though the lanman server settings also works to gain access into certain types of NAS boxes as well so you never know.

    Of course the tutorials also don't cover the Windows 8 to Server 03 access problems so what do they know.
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    Windows 8Pro


    Thanks for the help everyone, I am new here and see "Rep me if I helped..." sorry to say I don't know how to do that, but thanks to everyone, I will take the time to read and try your suggestions. I'll get back to you, and if someone explains how to Rep, I'll give it a try.

    God bless all

    Jim
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