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Win8 does not network with Vista & XP laptops

by nichosi / November 20, 2013 8:22 PM PST

Trying for ages without success yet.

I networked for years my home XP machines.

I read many help files how to but, could not make it work.

Without doing anything to Vista laptop it can see all the Win8 drives & can read & transfer files there.

My w8 win-explorer list shows under Network the VISTA LAPTOP. When I click on it says cannot access, please see attached.

I believe I am Administrator as I carried out the info from this web site below. What else can I do?

Any help to get me networking from w8 will be appreciated?

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Sorry but all good here.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 20, 2013 11:03 PM PST

I used the web to find articles on setup and was done. However the comment "I am Administrator" concerns me.

You would still have to deal with all that is on the web about setting up a share, ACCOUNTS (which many seem to forget) and more.

Then we have the firewalls. We have them on PCs and routers today so it's a minefield of issues which you tackle one by one. You have to do that since I can't see all that is in your systems and routers.

Read;msg5412417 and consider the fallout. As a seasoned networker you can see why wired and wifi would give up different results.

Keep at it, keep reading those articles on Windows 8 to 7/Vista networking and catch up on the Account issues.

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Win8 does not network with Vista & XP laptops
by nichosi / November 21, 2013 1:02 AM PST
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Maybe it's that old share the C drive issue?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2013 1:07 AM PST
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PS. Note about FileZilla SERVER.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2013 1:16 AM PST
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Win8 does not network with Vista
by nichosi / November 21, 2013 1:30 AM PST

Thanx R.P

Tried all those instructions & a few more in the Net, applied all suggestions but still luck.

".........setup a FTP server........" is beyond my meagre knowledge.

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And trying to serve up the entire C drive
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 21, 2013 1:40 AM PST

Is a discussion that's been done so many times.

I don't think a beginner would know or even accept why that fails.

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