beware of the MS staff suggested workaround; she did not TEST her workaround; after user deletes "winsock" user cannot "reinstall" TCP/IP as she claimed. her last step DID NOT WORK as it produced "error message" not allowed as "no permissions" to reinstall TCP/IP
I even tried "take ownership" of windows inf file; still got same error message. we had to roll back to 10240 to get our network back
then I tried to "UPGRADE" by downloading new 3 gig update to 10586. that FAILED at 32% just hung for hours; I had to force reboot
that resulted in an automatic roll back to 10240 which then restored our network and we could actually SEE our own public folders again
however, we still cannot "see" certain computers in the network folder which we could always see before. even the 10240 network is screwed up. MS needs to LISTEN TO USERS. stop devoting all their energy to 200 "new" bells and whistles we DO NOT NEED.
WHAT WE NEED IS RELIABLE NETWORKING OF OUR MULTIPLE HOME OR OFFICE COMPUTERS LIKE WE HAD IN XP,WIN 7, WIN 8.1
NETWORKING AND HOMEGROUP TOTALLY DISAPPEARED IN WIN 10 10856 AND THERE IS NO WAY TO JOIN IT, LEAVE IT, OR START A NEW HOMEGROUP. I THINK THIS IS WHAT IS CAUSING FAILURE IN COMPUTERS APPEARING IN NETWORK MAP. IT IS A DISASTER!
WITHOUT BASIC AND RELIABLE NETWORKING AND HOME GROUP THE ENTIRE OPERATING SYSTEM IS WORTHLESS!
I had to do a reset on my wife's laptop yesterday. It started throwing up GPO errors and duplicate .store errors every time she would do something. Along with clocking if she tried to open File Explorer.
I am just reinstalling Office 2013, Chrome and Nuance PDF on it and see how it runs with just that.
LOST FILE EXPLORER in first 10586 update on hubby machine; he could not navigate anywhere. UNUSABLE computer when you cannot open any folders on it; when we clicked on file explorer we got just a black screen. we had to roll back to 10240.
a few days later tried we 3 gig download from MS for 10586; file explorer worked this time, and we could navigate folders. but now he lost NETWORK and HOMEGROUP. they are both totally corrupt. he cannot even see his own machine or any files in his "public" folder, although he can see other folders. also, he could not join or leave Homegroup, or start new HG.
nothing but error messages on any attempt to join, leave, or start new homegroup. and absolute DISASTER in 10586.
our entire array of computers in homegroup disappeared. even after rolling back to 10240 no computers appeared in HG
we rolled back to 10240. we then tried a SECOND time to download 10586. it worked; explorer worked; network worked.
he saw his own computer in NW but only one other of 3 computers on and running on same network ethernet to router.
when all computers are ethernet to router there is no reason not to see all of them. they are all in same "workgroup"
on the "properties" folder so no reason not to see them all. after he rebooted he could not even see his own computer again. MS needs to FIX its CORRUPTION of NETWORK, WINSOCK, and HOMEGROUP or 10586 is WORTHLESS.
USERS NEED BASIC NETWORKING. IT WORKED FLAWLESSLY IN XP, WIN 7, WIN 8 AND WIN 8.1
THERE IS NO REASON WHY IS SHOULD NOT WORK IN WIN 10. (IN ALL BUILDS!)
I have given up on this new build. I did a CLEAN install on another HDD and still the same thing. I can view 3 computers when they are turned on but, the NAS and the 2 WD My Book Lives I have it does not and I have a Xerox Laser printer that it does not show up in the explorer. I have a PRIVATE network on all my machines and use a different IP address to what most people do and, while on the 10240 build, I have NO Issue but, on the Th2 update it is washed. I even have an Insider machine that has the latest 10586 insider build and it has same issues and has done since Insider build 10158. I have googled this and even tried MS help but, it appears they either do NOT know what it is OR, they simply don't care?
Since mapping works ok for me I am able to work around, but its just a pain.
I am still hoping a fix will be found or MS will post update or something.
I have other things to get upset about so I will put this on the back burner for now.
The latest cumulative update for W10 Version 1511 fixed all but one of my networked computers. For some reason it is still not visible on the network but it can see and share with all the other PC's. Any suggestions would be appreciated.
have not had any problems with my wife's, since I had to do a reset to where it was intial account setup.
It has been running smoothly since I got her's up again.
It is coming down to where you either stick with one version of Windows 10. Or have to install the new version as new and then reinstall all of your software.
I am getting to the point that I am just going to kill 10 and install Linux Mint on her laptop, since everything she does, can be done inside Chrome.