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After 8.1 upgrade other network can’t access this computer

Dave8

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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.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    8 preview
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    USA
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    us tennessee

chev65

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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.
 
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 Pro WMC
    Name
    Rob
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home built
    CPU
    Q9650 @ 4.05 GHz
    Motherboard
    Gforce 780i SLI FTW
    Memory
    8GB Gskill DDR2 1200Mhz
    Graphics Card(s)
    GTX-480
    Sound Card
    Asus D2 Xonar
    Monitor(s) Displays
    HannsG
    Screen Resolution
    1680x1050
    Hard Drives
    Gskill 120GB SSD
    PSU
    Thermal Take 1000watts
    Occupation
    Construction Engineer
    Case
    Thermal Take Xtreme
    Cooling
    9 fans air cooled
    Keyboard
    G15 logitech
    Mouse
    G9 logitech
    Internet Speed
    50mbps
    Country Flag
    USA
    State/Region Flag
    us california

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