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Windows 7: Windows cannot discover any computer or device - how to fix?

09 Feb 2019   #1
DownhillDruid67

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Windows cannot discover any computer or device - how to fix?

When I click on "See full map" in Network and Sharing Center, I just get the "Windows cannot discover any computer or device" message. How can I fix this? I can't remember, but this may have possibly happened when I switched broadband providers and got a new router.


Note that the Network folder in Windows Explorer works - so there isn't anything wrong with device discovery.


EDIT: My router is a Virgin Media Hub 3.


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09 Feb 2019   #2
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi DownhillDruid67,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DownhillDruid67 View Post
When I click on "See full map" in Network and Sharing Center, I just get the "Windows cannot discover any computer or device" message. How can I fix this? I can't remember, but this may have possibly happened when I switched broadband providers and got a new router.

Note that the Network folder in Windows Explorer works - so there isn't anything wrong with device discovery.
There is a known problem with one of the latest updates causing a similar issue. Downloading KB4487345 has worked for a few people! Download and run KB4487345 from here => MS Update Catalog KB4487345.

I hope this helps!
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09 Feb 2019   #3
DownhillDruid67

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Paul Black View Post
Hi DownhillDruid67,



There is a known problem with one of the latest updates causing a similar issue. Downloading KB4487345 has worked for a few people! Download and run KB4487345 from here => MS Update Catalog KB4487345.

I hope this helps!
Will try that now!
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09 Feb 2019   #4
DownhillDruid67

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

The update could not install.
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27 Feb 2019   #5
DownhillDruid67

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I'm still having this issue.
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17 Mar 2019   #6
DownhillDruid67

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Bump. I'm still looking to fix this.
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17 Mar 2019   #7
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

Hi

if your Network is set to Public then you wont see it.

Got the same router.

Roy
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17 Mar 2019   #8
DownhillDruid67

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by torchwood View Post
Hi

if your Network is set to Public then you wont see it.

Got the same router.

Roy
Hi there,
I do have my network type set to Home.
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