Windows 10: Network Sharing Windows 8 with Windows 10

  1.    08 May 2018 #1

    Network Sharing Windows 8 with Windows 10

    After the last Windows 10 update yesterday, my husband and I cannot figure out how to share on our network. He has Windows 8 and I have 10. We've always been able to figure out Network sharing and/or homegroup. I understand homegroup is gone. My husband set up a Microsoft account because Microsoft indicated that was the new way to share. Once there, he couldn't find a share tab. I looked on my account and am unable to decipher next step either. Any ideas.
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  2.    08 May 2018 #2

    If you would please read over these Tutorials to help setup your network on the Windows 10 computer:

    Turn On or Off Network Discovery in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    You are wanting to turn network discovery ON

    Turn On or Off File and Printer Sharing in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
    You are wanting to turn file sharing ON

    and lastly if you are wanting to connect without a password use this:
    Turn On or Off Password Protected Sharing in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials

    If you have more questions, please post back so we can help more. :)
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  3.    08 May 2018 #3

    The very first step in network troubleshooting is to attempt to ping each other. The truest, easiest way is to ping each others IP address.

    Speaking only for myself, I'm happy to see Homegroups gone. I've never used the feature, as I've always shared and networked my resources the "proper" way.
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  4.    08 May 2018 #4

    So, having already followed Access Denied's steps, I contacted Microsoft Support via chat. This got me to a technician who accessed both computers in question. Initially IT was telling me the only way to connect the two was via the cloud, but then an engineer came on board to investigate. This person went behind the scenes changing various things I couldn't begin to describe (tho I did see engineer perform the mentioned pinging after refreshing new settings). Maybe 2 hrs later, including beginning chat, low and behold the wifi service sufficed to connect computers to one another. My computer is currently updating once again. Hopefully the engineer's settings won't change. Sheesh.
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  5.    08 May 2018 #5

    I'm making an assumption here, but if you need to connect to another computer to run updates, it is WAY passed the time to get a router.
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  6.    08 May 2018 #6

    Deacon...don't need to connect to another computer to update. Wanted computers to have access (connect) to one another after one finished a Windows 10 update, which they didn't, reason needed assistance. Not being techy, prob use iffy terminology.
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  7.    09 May 2018 #7

    Hi there

    Sharing W10 with W8 - you probably need to ensure SMB1 is enabled on the W10 computers.
    You also need to ensure the HDD's you need to share are set to shareable and add the account names (users) who can access the shares . Guest access can also be allowed.


    Maybe I've misunderstood what you mean there but - if you have a load of computers to update Windows options allows the updates to be downloaded on 1 machine and propagated to the others -- it's not necessary for each computer to download the whole kybosh individually --think about large - or even smaller businesses who have say 50+ computers etc.

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  8.    09 May 2018 #8

    I agree, but, we weren't talking about a business, where something like WSUS should be installed. I was thinking, based on the descriptions, that he was using ICS to connect one computer to another for internet access, rather than just use a router to give them both access.
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