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Windows 7: Windows 7 to Windows XP sharing not working

01 Aug 2009   #1

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 
Windows 7 to Windows XP sharing not working

I can view the 7 (Ultimate) files on the XP (Home) but not the other way round. When I try to connect it gives me this message:
Attachment 20944

I've tried using every username and password I can think of but it won't let me access the XP computer.

Notice the writing at the bottom:
'Logon Failure: unknown user name or bad password'

Any ideas?

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01 Aug 2009   #2

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Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Of course using homegroup would be easier but then you would need 7 on both ends. I do not know XP so well, so I recommend you check this tutorial.

Kari
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01 Aug 2009   #3

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

the important bit, i think, for you is to "turn off password protected sharing"

good luck!
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01 Aug 2009   #4

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

Thanks for trying to help but it didn't help me. When I try to access the XP PC it will ask me for the username and password. I've tried everything I can think of but it won't let me access it. They are in the same workgroup (WORKGROUP) and I did everything on the tutorial. The XP PC can access THE one with Windows 7 with no trouble. Is there any way I can check the sharing options and find out the network password (and username) in XP Home?
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01 Aug 2009   #5

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

I've turned off password protected sharing in Windows 7 but how do I turn it off in XP Home?
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01 Aug 2009   #6

ultimate 64 sp1
 
 

i'm sorry, but i don't know myself.

hopefully another forum user will be along soon to help with your problem.
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01 Aug 2009   #7

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

That's ok mickey megabyte because I've posted this on Yahoo Answers but go no replies.
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01 Aug 2009   #8

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Choose the second option, "use another account"

the username password you have to enter is what you use to go into the xp machine when you are sitting behind it.
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01 Aug 2009   #9

7264x64/7260x86
 
 

Use the name/pass combo you use to get into the physical xp machine.


Or create a new name/pass combo on the XP machine, and use that.
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01 Aug 2009   #10

Linux Mint with Windows 7 in Virtualbox
 
 

I've tried all the suggestions but they don't work, unfortunately
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