However a key item is that we can re-enable the old Workgroup system. Plenty of articles about that but I find many loathe or upset about using the web on this area.
However the Workgroup system relies on USER accounts so you would have to get that fixed up to use it unless you enable the Guest account. Here's a note about that.
Notice they had to grant read permissions.
I hope you can help me on another hellish problem.
I home networked for years in XP machines.
I read a dozen web help files how to network w8 with Vista but, could not make it work.
Vista sees the w8 disks & directories & can exchange files.
The w8 win-explorer list shows under Network the VISTALAPTOP. When I click on it it asks for user name/password but, what name & password?, I tried the email passwords I usually use with no result.
Vista has no user names or passwords for signing in to when booting-up, the w8 name & password does not work here & neither has Network passwords.
Vista does not use "Workgroup" like w7 &w8.
Any help will be appreciated.
This below shows what happens when from my win8 PC I click on the Laptop "Louise" & clicked to open it's C drive. Same happens if I open "h" or "documents" etc.
And this is from Vista loise's properties