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Windows 7: Can't see computers on workgroup

14 Aug 2013   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
Can't see computers on workgroup

I have three computers in the same office, 2 are Windows XP Professional and the other is Windows 7 Professional. They were all linked through a workgroup so I could share folders between them all. Recently only the Windows XP machines are able to see each other through the workgroup. The Windows 7 can't see the XP and the XP can't see the 7. I have the network discovery turned on and all the firewalls are off. I have double checked they all share the same workgroup. Any suggestions so I can see all the computers on the workgroup from every computer?

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14 Aug 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

There is a hotfix for the problem that may help.
You cannot view other workgroup computers on the network on a Windows XP-based computer

Apparently this is a common problem but with many possible solutions. The following links show more solutions that may help.

Of course checking that they are all using the same "Workgroup" name is required and from what I have read if you change the Workgroup name on the Windows 7 machine to something else like Workgroup1, then change it back to Workgroup it may fix this problem.
Workgroup Name - View and Change
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