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09 Oct 2012   #1

Think I made a mistake-User names?

Win7x64. Just got a asus laptop, same os. Made a small homegroup, just desktop PC and new laptop-usinga Cisco EA3500 router.

But, I wasn't thinking ahead when I logged into the laptop or the first time. I used the same user name as the desktop.

Is that an issue for sharing, etc? Or anything?

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10 Oct 2012   #2

7 x64

No that is not the issue. It is perfectly fine to have the same username and the same password on every computer. That is what I have on all my computer, Windows or Mac.

But your problem may be with trying to use the Home Group system. Get ride of the Home Group stuff and use the Workgroup settings. Each computer does need a Different Computer name.
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10 Oct 2012   #3
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

I have the same user name on 6 systems. That has never been a problem.
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10 Oct 2012   #4


OK Thanks folks-Computer names are different
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