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Windows 8 Laptop can't network with Vista desktop


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#1 nickf_rn

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 06:44 AM

I have a fairly simple home network setup between an HP desktop with Vista and a laptop with Windows 8.  The Vista is hardwired into a trendnet router, and the Windows 8 is connected via wifi.  Both access the internet without issue.  The desktop can network into the laptop without issue, but the laptop can not detect the desktop.  I have attatched the minitool report.  Any help would be appreciated.

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#2 Greg62702

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 08:18 AM

What firewall software or Internet security software are you using?  Keep in mind that Homegroup can be the problem in these issues, so disable Home Group, go to advance sharing options, and set for under Home Group Connections, to "Allow User accounts to connect to other computers".  For more information, see http://www.ezlan.net.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 09:18 AM

I have disabled homegroup and am having the same issues.  I have no security software on either computer.  Just windows firewall that came installed on both.  Any other suggestions?



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:19 PM

Follow the info from the ezlan.net link that I posted.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 09:48 PM

See this link below and let us know if it helps you.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/sharing-files-printers-help#sharing-files-and-printers=windows-81&v1h=win81tab2&v2h=win7tab1&v3h=winvistatab1&v4h=winxptab1


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Posted 08 February 2014 - 12:26 AM

See also http://www.tomshardware.com/answers/id-1656789/file-sharing-windows-vista-windows.html  http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/sharing-files-printers-help#sharing-files-and-printers=windows-81&v1h=win81tab1&v2h=win7tab1&v3h=winvistatab1&v4h=winxptab1  This applies to 8, even though it is for 7.  http://www.7tutorials.com/sharing-between-windows-vista-and-windows-7-computers






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