I recently acquired another laptop with windows 7 and I am trying to network it with my existing windows 7 laptop. In all honesty I do not like using the new "Homegroup" that 7 has. All I want is to network it regurlary like i did on my XP machines. If I open the Network window (from the desktop) I do see both computers (from both computers also), but from computer 2 (the new one) I can double click the other computer and see the shares on that computer, but if I try to open a shared folder, I get the error "Windows cannot access //Joe-Laptop/c... You do not have permission to access...". But vice-versa, if I double click on my new computer (from the old one) from within the network window, I get a dialog to enter the network password for that computer. I enter a user name that is on that computer (and no password because that user has no password associated with it) but it says access denied.
I do not know if this is required, but I did create the same users on both computers (although currently I am logged in as different users on each computer)
How do i get simple network sharing working?