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Win 10 Networking Issue?
« on: February 19, 2016, 01:19:05 pm »
mr. rb recently purchased a new laptop with win 10.  i am the pc geek in the household and have been getting it set up and files migrated over.
my laptop is win 7, and his old one is vista.  i also wanted to set up file/folder/printer sharing. this is normally very easy.

for some reason, the win 10 laptop does not 'see' all devices/computers on our home network, but both the vista laptop and win 7 laptop 'see' the win 10?
each laptop has the appropriate settings for networking, file/folder and printer sharing...........all on. 

i went to migrate his files and wanted to do so across the network, no can do, and what a PITA, to move everything by flash drive.  i have fooled with this off and on now for 3 days, and cannot figure this one out?  i googled this, and it seems this is a common problem with win 10.

anyone here with win 10 experience this issue?  if so, what did you do, or what can you suggest to resolve it? 

thanks in advance!
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Re: Win 10 Networking Issue?
« Reply #1 on: February 19, 2016, 04:57:35 pm »
LOL! hmmm hide in plain sight?

sometimes, somethings are just too SIMPLE for a COMPLICATED geek brain................... :D :D :D

in NETWORK, in the menu, VIEW, HIDDEN ITEMS, check that box................ :D...................


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Re: Win 10 Networking Issue?
« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2016, 08:32:36 pm »
I got a couple good friends in the shrine that are IT guys in big Corporations.  The number one question the get asked about computers outside of work is.  How do I get windows 10 off my computer and re install 7.  I just ordered a new lap top for program in the shop.  The first thing I had done was have windows 7 professional installed.  What I have heard of 10 it ranks right up there with Vista.  I have a Laptop with windows 8 and cant stand it.  I use it has a stereo to stream music in the shop  :D
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Re: Win 10 Networking Issue?
« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2016, 09:13:41 pm »
As sad as it is to say, I am the current computer geek in the family...   Win 10 was installed on the laptop, and promptly uninstalled...  the hard drive wiped and win 8.1 re installed..    I DO NOT LIKE win 8.1.. I have a HORRIBLE time trying to find the files I need, but have managed so far...  Win 10 disrupted SO MANY of the programs and files I use on a daily basis that it was ABSOLUTELY TRASHED within the first fifteen minutes of attempting to use it...  I will switch to Win 10 again when they have some of the issues/bugs dealt with. Until then I am VERY happy with 8.1...     I even looked up instructions on how to block Win 10 updates and notifications and applied them...     Of course, if it was up to me, I would keep XP or even win 95.. at least with those systems I can find what I need.
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Re: Win 10 Networking Issue?
« Reply #4 on: April 30, 2016, 12:18:47 am »
Agreed Scott... I miss XP as well. Will be buy myself a new lap very soon and it will has win 10 whether I Like it or not.

Hubby is the comp geek in our house. He'll have his work cut out for him training me  ???
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Re: Win 10 Networking Issue?
« Reply #5 on: April 30, 2016, 06:49:43 am »
After 30 years plus, starting with dos, I finally decided to try a Mac. I will NEVER go back to the PC. My original operating system became outdated recently, so I just downloaded the latest version, ""FREE"".  After finding the few differences in steps to get around in it, everything is working great.
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Re: Win 10 Networking Issue?
« Reply #6 on: June 12, 2016, 12:18:34 pm »
I agree with Idee. If I ever have to buy a new lap top I am going to spend the extra on a Mac. and not have to keep spending money to protect a ms pice of crap.
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Re: Win 10 Networking Issue?
« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2016, 12:58:49 pm »
my lap is on it's last leg, have been considering a Mac. Hearing soo many complaints about Win 10.

But I'm also considering a Chrome which doesn't have to deal with windows at all...
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