1.    25 Mar 2016 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    Win 8 and Win 10

    Can't Connect from Win 8 Laptop to Win 10 PC

    Hi . I have to devices at home - a laptop running Win 8 and a PC (with a local printer) that used to run Win 7 but which I recently upgraded to Win 10. I used to be able to connect my laptop to the PC to access the shared printer and files in a shared directory. Since I upgraded the PC to Win 10, I am no longer able to connect to the printer or even see the Win 10 PC on the home network.

    I tried leaving the Homegroup from both devices and then recreating the Homegroup on the Win 10 PC again. I was able to connect to the Homegroup from the laptop using the password, but when I click on the Homegroup in Explorer, I get a message that I cannot connect to the Homegroup. I also don't see the PC under the Network.

    Any ideas?


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  2.    25 Mar 2016 #2
    Join Date : Mar 2015
    Posts : 1,021
    Windows 10 Pro x64

    Can you ping one computer from the other?
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  3.    25 Mar 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jun 2014
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro 32-bit 10586
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  4.    31 Mar 2016 #4
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 2
    Win 8 and Win 10

    Thanks for the responses. It's already private. I left the Homegroup and then rejoined using the password, but when I look for the other PC, I get the same message that it's not available.

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