Windows 10 Home Not Seeing Vista Home Shares

November 15, 2015 at 09:31:16
Specs: W10 Home & Vista
I took a computer that was on 8.1 Home and brought it to 10 Home. Other than the junk I had to fix (and still trying to remove the lock screen) I realized that other computers can access the shares on 10, but 10 no longer accessing any other shares (mainly Vista and its externals). Before upgrade few days back, everything was fine for over a year.

So, this can not see anyone else (but ping is fine) but no one else can see 10.

Running the troubleshooter, this is what pops up: Windows Sockets registry entries required for network connectivity are missing.

I played with settings but had to change something on every computer just to make it work.

Firewalls and any other such programs all disabled.

This is what M$ chat has told me from going from 8.1 Home to 10 Home:
the reason why you' re not able to view your files from Vista is because of the Homegroup network sharing. Since your windows 10 is a home edition it can't actually share all your other files in Vista. What you can do to enable that is to upgrade to windows 10 pro. This is the difference between windows 10 home and windows 10 pro. network sharing can only be done through the windows 10 pro and not with the windows 10 home

These even though Vista can access 10's shares??

Any thoughts?


I reply as fast as I can, but it could be hours or months.

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November 15, 2015 at 10:20:24
You left out adding here that Ubuntu installed on your laptop also is not seeing Vista Home Shares as you reported in your other thread posted in the Unix Forum

i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User

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November 15, 2015 at 10:42:21
Separate issue because W8.1 was fine until upgrading to W10.

Temporarily solved:
In W10 Home command prompt using admin rights:
"dism.exe /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth"
"sfc /scannow"

No, nothing was done to Vista to affect Ubuntu and W10. As I said, completely different issues since Vista is not the culprit. I had to FIX W10 to make it work as the laptop was fine using 8.1 Home before yesterday.

I reply as fast as I can, but it could be hours or months.

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November 15, 2015 at 16:39:33
But you have to understand, that Windows 10 was not finished, as Microsoft desided to publish it.

So for the moment you will face on several new issues, concerning Windows 10.

And remember, in Microsoft history, ever other was a bad one.
And there was no Windows really usable before it got the first service pack.

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