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Windows 7: Help with disabling Network Password Prompt for Win & ulitmate x64

06 Nov 2011   #1

window 7 ulitmate x64
Help with disabling Network Password Prompt for Win & ulitmate x64

I have a problem with disabling the network user name and password prompt.

I have 1 desktop and 2 laptops all running Windows 7 Ultimate x64. Everything was working find till I had a fatal crash HD crash. Had to reinstall everything new on a Fresh HD.

With the New install, my laptops can't access my desktop with out a network name and password?!? HOWEVER, my desktop can access share files on both laptops, but not the other way around. I've had things working before...and nothing has changed except the new OS install on a new HD.

I don't understand what I am missing? All comps are able to see each other, I just cant get rid of the prompt for the user name and password when trying to access the fresh install on my desktop.

I've gone in to the advance network sharing settings and check the radio button to "turn off password protected sharing" That should have done the trick. It seems to work on my laptops....but NO DICE????

Last desperate thing, I even set up a HOMEGROUP(which i never needed to since i got the file share to work fine) BUT even in the HOMEGROUP, the same prompt for a user name and password keeps popping up when trying to access the desktop and Not from the desktop to the laptops?

So I have to be missing a really simple setting somewhere???

please help

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06 Nov 2011   #2

window 7 ulitmate x64

I am absolutely confused!!!

I made a second user on the desktop computer and the same user (name and pass) on one of the laptops.
Turned ON the password protection setting on the desktop.

Logged in on the laptop with the same user...and then on the laptop that is not the same user and file sharing WORKED ON BOTH????

Deleted the same user on the laptop and file sharing stopped and password prompt came back...but the untouched laptop with no settings changed can still access the DESKTOP computer?

This makes absolutely no sense whatsoever?
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 Help with disabling Network Password Prompt for Win & ulitmate x64

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