I'm struggling to give a ubuntu access to a windows 8 machine, file and print sharing is switched on and the ask for passwords is off. I even switched off the firewall of windows 8 and my anti virus program. I added the rules for the programs I need to access windows 8 on the firewall. What else can I do? And I'm using xp in ubuntu on virtualbox for the same reasons. I see the computers, but as soon I try to access the windows 8 computer in the xp virtualbox OS, it gives me the no access error or in ubuntu is asks for a password. Please help me in this.