I just installed windows 8 on my main computer and have lost connection with other computer operating on windows xp

The ethernet connection between the 2 computers no longer works.
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Hi Hershel,

 

Welcome to the Microsoft Community.

 

It seems that you are facing issues with networking Windows SP and Windows 8 computer. It would be great if you can answer the following questions:

1.    Do you get any error message? If yes, what is the complete and exact error message?

2.    Are both the computers on the same workgroup?

 

Method 1:

I would suggest you to refer to the articles and check if it helps:

Wired and wireless network problems

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/network-connection-problem-help#network-problems=windows-8&v1h=win8tab1&v2h=win7tab1&v3h=winvistatab1&v4h=winxptab1

 

Why can’t I connect to a network?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/cant-connect-to-a-network

 

Method 2:

You may refer to the articles and check if it helps:

Why can't I connect to other PCs?

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/cant-connect-other-pcs

 

Join or create a workgroup

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows-8/join-or-create-a-workgroup

 

Hope this helps. If you have any further issues on the computer, please post your question regarding Windows and we will be happy to help you.

Rohit S

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Last updated March 24, 2018 Views 45 Applies to: