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Windows 7: Windows 8 computers can't see Windows 7 computer on network

07 Jun 2013   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RC1
Windows 8 computers can't see Windows 7 computer on network

I'll be goddamned if Microsoft still hasn't got their shit together with getting network sharing to work without having to bend over backwards.

I have a Windows 7 computer that can't be seen on the network by either of 2 computers running Windows 8. Network discovery is on on all 3 computers. All 3 computers can connect via HomeGroup. I've tried accessing the Windows 7 computer via \\computer_name as well as \\computer_ip. The C: drive on the Windows 7 computer is shared and Full/Read/Write access is enabled for "Everyone." All 3 computers are in the "WORKGROUP" Workgroup.

Any suggestions?

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07 Jun 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Xax see if this will help

Connecting between two machines - Simple File Sharing

You may also want to remove the Password in sharing on all PCs . Windows 7 & 8
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 Windows 8 computers can't see Windows 7 computer on network

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