Windows 10: Network driving me to drinking! Solved

  1. Posts : 76
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit & Windows 7 Pro
       08 Mar 2016 #1

    Network driving me to drinking!

    I have 3 computers: A-Win7, B-7Win and C-Win10.

    When all computers were Win7, everything worked great.
    Now I got a mess.

    A-Win can see and access B-Win7 and C-Win10
    B-Win can see and access C-Win10 but not A-Win7
    C-Win10 cannot see either B-Win7 and C-Win10

    Probably going to be something real simple that I have missed!
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  2. Posts : 45
    Windows 10 Pro / Windows Server 2012 (VM)
       08 Mar 2016 #2

    YES it might be simple but it is still going to require troubleshooting. . .
    1. All machines must be on the same network (basics) Go to Network and Sharing => Change adapter settings => Right click on each one => Status => Details => Look at IP Address (Confirm all three machines are on the same network) including Subnet Mask
    2. All machines must have unique User and Password for each machine
    (Windows 10 will not connect to machine without User and Password)
    3. See if DHCP is working / Check Router
    4. Once the Machines show up in the Network --- Now it time to deal with permission's
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  3. Posts : 76
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit & Windows 7 Pro
    Thread Starter
       08 Mar 2016 #3

    Rebooted win10 computer to the windows 7 hard drive and all the network is up and running so it is something in Win 10.

    All the computers have is same address and subnet
    Dhcp is working
    Username/password would not keep the Win10 from seeing other computer. I don't think I have ever setup a username/password for any of my computers.
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  4. Posts : 76
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit & Windows 7 Pro
    Thread Starter
       08 Mar 2016 #4

    Ok! In Network and Sharing - View our active networks - it shows the Network to be Private network. The other computers shows it to be Work network.
    Got to be the problem. Now to research how to change it!
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  5. Posts : 45
    Windows 10 Pro / Windows Server 2012 (VM)
       09 Mar 2016 #5

    Research - Network and Sharing

    anaron said: View Post
    Ok! Network and Sharing Now to research how to change it!
    Control Panel => System => Advanced System Settings => Computer Name => Change "WorkGroup" or your "HomeGroup" --- All Computers on your Local network should have the Group Title. . .
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  6. Posts : 76
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit & Windows 7 Pro
    Thread Starter
       09 Mar 2016 #6

    I did change all to homegroup as the win10 Home apparently has an issue with workgroup and everything was working UNTIL I rebooted the machine only to have it began an update. I left and came back about 4 hours later to find the screen show "update 100% complete - please do not turn off your computer". Just my luck, got hit with KB3140743 update! But that is a whole different beast that I won't go into. However I am now back on the win 7 hard drives and evaluatiny my options with the windows update issue.

    I really appreciate your help but as of now, the network problem is no issue.
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  7. Posts : 45
    Windows 10 Pro / Windows Server 2012 (VM)
       11 Mar 2016 #7

    [QUOTE=anaron;595862]I did change all to homegroup as the win10 Home apparently has an issue with workgroupQUOTE]
    Windows 10 Home is not setup for "Domains" I know that "WorkGroup" is not really a Domain but there network issue that derive from this setup of Windows. I had a Windows 10 Home that I needed a GPO on -- So I had to Manually install the Group Policy Object. Sometimes you just have to work with what you have..

    Now with the KB3140743 problem: I to received that update and it to cause a major problem with my machine:
    1. Reboot your machine 2-3 times to allow Windows to install the multiple tiers of that update. for it to update and load correctly.

    2. If you turned off the machine or interrupted the update when it was downloading or installing -- Go to the Settings => Update and un-install the update and let Windows re-apply the update. It does work, but there are some update issues with Microsoft. -- But you can't turn updates off -- It is not an option with Windows 10
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  8. Posts : 76
    Windows 10 Home 64 bit & Windows 7 Pro
    Thread Starter
       12 Mar 2016 #8

    Reboot a least a dozen times to no avail. Got the same flashing circle in the middle of the screen. Could not get it to load Win 10. Time for another clean install. I am experiencing too many issues for me to drop 7 and go full time 10 as this system is for our business. I will continue to play with it on a separate hd so that it will not affect my stable Win 7 system and maybe one day I can get it to run as great as Windows 7 has and still is.
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