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Windows 7: Where do I find User name and password ?

23 Jan 2011   #1
shumba

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 
Where do I find User name and password ?

Good afternoon,


I am trying to network a notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium and a notebook with Windows XP Home Edition operating systems. The settings in Windows 7 were done under Work network rather than Home network. The Windows 7 computer is able to see all the files that have been shared on Windows XP machine.

In My Network Places / View Workgroup Computers on the Windows XP machine the Windows 7 machine is visible. When right click to Open a dialogue box appears asking for a User name and Password. Please will someone tell me where I can find this information on the Windows 7 machine. I have tried my admin password.


Any help will be much appreciated.

Thank you.

Rob


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23 Jan 2011   #2
r3plicat3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by shumba View Post
Good afternoon,


I am trying to network a notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium and a notebook with Windows XP Home Edition operating systems. The settings in Windows 7 were done under Work network rather than Home network. The Windows 7 computer is able to see all the files that have been shared on Windows XP machine.

In My Network Places / View Workgroup Computers on the Windows XP machine the Windows 7 machine is visible. When right click to Open a dialogue box appears asking for a User name and Password. Please will someone tell me where I can find this information on the Windows 7 machine. I have tried my admin password.


Any help will be much appreciated.

Thank you.

Rob

Usually if I need to use the User/Pass to access a machine remotely, I use my admin name and password...sometimes this doesn't work, in which case I just create another account on that remote machine (when I can get to it) and give myself admin access. That always has worked for me.
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23 Jan 2011   #3
Maguscreed

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Is the windows 7 a work machine?
you should be able to get in using your personal username / password that you use to log on to the machine. If you don't currently use one I suggest creating one for your primary account.
If it was setup by a IT at work, it will more than likely require their admin info to gain access.
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23 Jan 2011   #4
DeVandal

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Both machines need to have a User account in common.
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23 Jan 2011   #5
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

Do you have discovery, file & printer sharing Turned ON ?

Do you have folders you want shared set to share with "Everyone"


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23 Jan 2011   #6
shumba

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Thank you all for your help.

Regards,

Rob.
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