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Solved Workgroup - xp to W8 ok, but W8 PC cant see xp

Bjern Fita

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Hi all,

trying to get a home workgroup to function.

W8 machine is the 'main' machine.

both pc have been joined to the same named workgroup

both PCs now use the same user name and same password for the active account

the XP machine can see the shared files/folders on the W8 machine

W8 machine gives me the 'no other homegroup pcs are available message'.

Any tips?

edit: i have also performed the steps outlined here

(added windows credentials)

olved, required tunring off a both firewalls as well

thanks in advance
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My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8

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