I have 3 computers in my network. One computer with shared folder running Windows 8, another computer with Windows 8 and the last with Windows 7.

The two Windows 8 computers can access to the two other computers (Windows 8 and Windows 7).

But the Windows 7 computer can't access to both Windows 8 computers. When I try to access from my Windows 7 computer to Windows 8 computer I get error:

Error code: 0x800704cf
The network location cannot be reached.

But the ping succeed from Windows 7 to Windows 8.

What should I do?

machine status:

  • All the machine runs with 64 bit version of Windows.
  • The Windows 7 machine have Service Pack 1.
  • When I turn off the firewall the error still there.
  • File and Printer Sharing is checked in all machines.
  • I don't have homegroup and all the computers have the same workgroup name. When I try to access to machine I enter the computer name or IP.
  • Network Discovery is ON in all computers.
  • Password protected sharing is ON in all computers.
  • I have credentials for the others machines in my network.
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    Please edit your question to include the complete error message. – DavidPostill Jun 14 '15 at 11:22
  • What are the error logs on the Win7 machine saying? – rastaBob Jun 15 '15 at 1:19
  • @rastaBob When I try to connect it show me a message with the error in the question. How can I get the error logs in Windows 7? – nrofis Jun 15 '15 at 7:46
  • Go to: Control Panel\System and Security\Administrative Tools\Event Viewer\Windows Logs. Then check the System log for the above error code. Hopefully it gives you more info than what you have above. – rastaBob Jun 15 '15 at 10:04

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