Workgroup Windows 10 and XP machines no longer see each other


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
       #1

    Workgroup Windows 10 and XP machines no longer see each other


    My 4 machine workgroup network, 2 XP and 2 Win 10 machines, was functioning fairly well until the recent "Creator" upgrade. Now the XP machines can no longer see the 10 machines and the 10 machines can't see the XP machines. The machines of the other OS are not listed. Would like to get the workgroup functional again. Have done multiple reboots and have run the suggested troubleshooters with no results. Have any ideas?
      My Computer


  2. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #2

    Hey Seafrog,
    Check your Win10 machines to make sure Network Profiles didn't get reset.
    PC is Discoverable
    Network Profile is Private
    Networking Discovery / File & Print Sharing is turned on

    If all that looks good, then check if SMBv1 got uninstalled ...
    Control Panel > Programs & Features > Turn Windows Features On or Off > SMB 1.0/CIFS File Sharing Support
    Note: I wouldn't check the SMB 1.0/CIFS Automatic Removal box

    See links below for more info ...
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...in-windows-and
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...r-version-1709
      My Computers


  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thanks for a really well written answer. Unfortunately it didn't solve the problem. Learned that the Automatic Removal box should not be checked as if enabled the SMBv1 is removed after 15 days of non-use and must be reinstalled.
      My Computer


  4. Posts : 1,471
    Win10 Home x64 - 1809
       #4

    Sorry, that didn't help ... Have you tried to manually access the shares in File Explorer ?
    \\PC_NAME\SHARE_NAME
    or
    \\PC_INTERNAL_IP\SHARE_NAME
      My Computers


  5. Posts : 51
    Windows 10
       #5

    And I am having the same problem after the KB4058043 update.

    I ran ipconfig and got the following:

    Workgroup Windows 10 and XP machines no longer see each other-update_problem_4.png
      My Computer


 

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