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Windows 7: Workgroup Network Password Prompt tried almost EVERYTHING???


03 Feb 2012   #1

win7 Home prem and win7 Ultimate both 64
 
 
Workgroup Network Password Prompt tried almost EVERYTHING???

Yeah I have tried every possible username/password combo I have ever created. The thing is that it works great all day, then put both PC's to sleep and when they are awaken it will do it. Every passwword is rejected and then randomly I will click on the computers folder containing shared stuff and it opens proper, then the mapped drives all get the blue border like normal and they work. Ive been battling it for weeks now and every googled solution has either not worked or maybe worked once and then the next day doesnt. The only thing I havnt done is the create DWORD registry value which Im clueless as to how to properly do it. Setup is 2 Windows 7 home premium and 1 Windows 7 ultimate all 64 bit. workgroup name is same for all and PC's all have different names. Sharing settings are full control read/write for "EVERYONE" and password protected sharing is OFF. All of the other advanced network and sharing options are all properly set for sharing. I have put the same profile username/password on each workgroup pc with admin rights. I can join them on a "homegroup" but cant map network drive with a homegroup shared folder. I swear I have spent hours reading forums before I went through with registering and posting but I'm getting desperate. If anyone can help just let me know I'll check back often and will surely update if ever solved. If I left out something helpfull let me know. The 3 computers are hooked to a wireless router and have never had internet issues, and the computer with shares is always visible but randomly decides it needs this network password.

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03 Feb 2012   #2

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Trabang, Welcome to Seven Forums.
This is how I do it. Network File Sharing.pdf


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03 Feb 2012   #3

win7 Home prem and win7 Ultimate both 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Hi Trabang, Welcome to Seven Forums.
This is how I do it. Attachment 196468
Thanks for the response, it's funny because I have your pdf on my PC and I went ahead a week or so ago and re-setup my shared files following this method but I'm pretty sure thats how I originally did it and it doesnt change everything. What is going on with this network password prompt? Is it a glitch or something?
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03 Feb 2012   #4

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Open Device Manager, uninstall all under 'Network adapters' KEEP the drivers. Reboot when done. My advanced Sharing settings should be done on all pc's.
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03 Feb 2012   #5

win7 Home prem and win7 Ultimate both 64
 
 

Ok in dev mgr I have 4 things under "network adapters"
Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #2
Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller

Now I'm not good with computers at all so what will uninstalling all these do, and dont I need these? Is there no way to disable the password prompt? The settings are like that on all computers. Also on the Windows 7 home prem PC I can almost always open the Windows 7 Ultimates shared folders, its just when its home prem on home prem, or on the Ultimate trying to open home prem shared stuff. In the password prompt it always sais "domain" with the name of the computer next to it. When I enter username ive tried many combos of WORKGROUP\Username.
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03 Feb 2012   #6

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Trabang,

Did you follow my PDF's Advanced Sharing settings on all your pc's. These are the 2 I would need to uninstall on my pc's. They get reinstalled automatically after a restart.

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04 Feb 2012   #7

win7 Home prem and win7 Ultimate both 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Hi Trabang,

Did you follow my PDF's Advanced Sharing settings on all your pc's. These are the 2 I would need to uninstall on my pc's. They get reinstalled automatically after a restart.

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Yeah the only difference is my computers all have the same name and password profile on them, but on the ultimate machine the primary user profile used isnt the common one. I logged into the ultimate with the same so at the time all 3 workgroup computers where logged in with same username and password but nothing changed so I didnt go through the proccess of putting everything on the ultimates common profile. I listed my adapters in device mgr above, should I uninstall all of them or just select ones? I'm so frustrated with this I'm almost willing to re-install windows 7 and make the primary account name the same as the other 2 computers. What do u think?
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04 Feb 2012   #8

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Hi Trabang,
sorry for late reply. I have added a standard account on my Laptop. This prompted me to reassess my pdf, so I made a new one, hope its clearer. If not I have other ideas. File Sharing.pdf


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05 Feb 2012   #9

win7 Home prem and win7 Ultimate both 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Roderunner View Post
Hi Trabang,
sorry for late reply. I have added a standard account on my Laptop. This prompted me to reassess my pdf, so I made a new one, hope its clearer. If not I have other ideas. Attachment 196670
Yeah that would be the evil password prompt I get. So when u entered a standard account username and PW the propmt opened the shares? How are u entering I read u might need to do it like LAPTOP\Username for ur pdf scenario but all it does for me is change the word next to "domain" at the bottom of prompt. I dont get the whole password thing because eventually it will randomly allow me to open the shared computer. But as soon as it wakes up I try to open and there is my favorite prompt. I'm also still wondering which of those adapters u think i should uninstall as well?
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05 Feb 2012   #10

Win7 H.Prem. 32bit+SP1
 
 

Stage 2. On the pc you want to access, delete the sharing folder if you made one as in my pdf. Reboot. On the same pc, change your password, make a sharing folder as my pdf. Reboot.
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On the pc your trying to connect from, uninstall:-
Intel(R) WiFi Link 1000 BGN Keep the drivers.
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter Keep the drivers.
Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter #2 Delete the drivers.
Reboot. Re enter any passwords if asked.
Now click Network, it should show your 2 pc's by name. click the one you want to connect to, this window will open.

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