Thank you for the response, but I had been through all the information before I posted my questionm and didn't find it to be able to solve my problem. So first let me clarify:
1) Are you referring to Workgroup or homegroup?
I don't believe XP has the concept of a homegroup, so I am talking about a Workgroup. I made both of my XP and Win8 machines to belong to a Workgroup with the same name.
2) No, none of my computers are connected to a domain, they both belong to a Workgroup of the same name.
Again, the problem I have is asymmetric. From my XP machine's "Network Place" I can see the Win8, but not the other way around.
What I did to solve the problem, is to have the Win8 user account leave the default the homegroup. All of sudden, all machines on the Workgroup become visible. I hope my tip can help others who have this problem too.
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