I can't connect my windows 8 PC to an existing workgroup consisting of XP and Vista devices

I've tried a number of things - using the windows 8 homegroup, setting the windows 8 PC to existing workgroup name, changing an XP device workgroup name to the windows 8 homegroup and still no success.
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You need to go to the network control panel > Choose homegroup and sharing options, then click on "Change advanced sharing settings..."  It should show that Private is the current profile.  Set "Turn on network discovery" and "Turn on file and printer sharing" and "Use user accounts and passwords..."

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Last updated July 10, 2021 Views 40,233 Applies to: