Reply to post: Re: Home networking broken

Memo to Microsoft: Windows 10 is broken, and the fixes can't wait

Ken Hagan Gold badge

Re: Home networking broken

I think that is because they've switched off SMBv1. Those other systems you mention will still support v1 even if they are willing and able to run later versions, but MS (wisely, from a security point of view) have recently chosen to disable it. This change then collides with a decision (starting in Win7) to move away from NetBIOS-like browsing towards Function Discovery. FD doesn't seem to play nicely with non-Windows systems, so the disappearance of SMBv1 has broken the network neighbourhood for several zillion users.

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