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Windows 7: Problems setting up Network between Win 7 and Win 8 pcs

28 Mar 2013   #1

Windows 7 Pro 32 bit
Problems setting up Network between Win 7 and Win 8 pcs


I am having problems creating a network between 2 computers.

Windows 7 is running Windows 7 Pro 32 bit.
Win8 is running Windows 8 Pro 64 bit.

Both logged on as Administrator.

Windows 7 can read and write to files on Win8.
Win8 asks for user name and password to access Windows 7, I don't have a password set.

As far as I can see I have sharing on both computers.

Any suggestions please.

I have attached a document showing my setup.

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28 Mar 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

You really should set up a Homegroup between those two machines, this will eliminate the password prompts and also secure the file shares from any machine that might connect to your network.

The password prompt will come up even if you don't have a password set.

Most likely password protected sharing is turned on in the Advanced Sharing Settings at the Network and Sharing Center on the Windows 7 machine, turning it off will most likely fix the password prompt problem.

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