Windows 10: XP Can't see WIndows 10 computers on workgroup


  1. Posts : 5,685
    Windows 10 Pro X64 16299.192
       12 May 2017 #1

    XP Can't see WIndows 10 computers on workgroup


    Ever since I updated my two work computers to the Creators Update version, I can no longer see them from Windows XP when I try to browse via Network Connections. I can see them if I reference them directly via the UNC name,I.E. \\SHOP10HX64 or \\SHOP10PX64.

    This was working fine until the Creators Update.

    Anyone else seeing this? Any fix?

    Yes, I know XP is old, old, old but there are still a lot of people who have it and when they bring their computer in for me to look at I need to be able to browse to either of the above win 10 computers for programs and drivers.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  2.    12 May 2017 #2

    The update knocks the Master browser when you look for PCs it doesn't look but asks the Master browser for a list. How to Determine the Master Browser in a Windows Workgroup | Scotties Tech.Info
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 1,925
    Windows 10 x86 14383 Insider Pro and Core 10240
       12 May 2017 #3

    Probably need to either get IPv6 running on XP:

    Microsoft Corporation

    -10 will use this protocol preferentially, or else disable IPv6 on Windows 10:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/...nts-in-windows

    If your ISP connection doesn't uses IPv6, and less than 18% of the internet is running IPv6 so far:

    IPv6 – Google

    - and all of the internet still runs IPv4 - you do not need the overhead of this additional protocol on your network systems.

    IPv4 works fine. IPv6 is just a stopgap measure to cope with the short supply of IP addresses, and tends to cause loss of connection if not configured properly on all devices, especially routers.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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