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XP will not allow Windows 8 to connect to share

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    Windows 8 Pro

    XP will not allow Windows 8 to connect to share


    I was using Windows 8 to connect to XP and suddenly it stopped. I can connect from XP to Windows 8 and I can use remote desktop from either machine. I have reset the wireless router. I also have a tablet with Windows 8 and it connects to the PC and not the XP.

    The dialog for the XP pops up, but will not allow the connection - user name or password wrong. When this initially started, the XP would not connect to Windows 8 saying the certificate was bad. I started looking and the time on the XP was wrong and changing it solved the problem of connecting from the XP to windows 8.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 301
    Windows 8 Pro


    Answer to this problem was that the display time and the CMOS time on the XP machine were 3 months off. When set to the correct date and time, everything worked. Guess I need to take a look at the CMOS battery on the 10 year old machine.
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XP will not allow Windows 8 to connect to share
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