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Windows 7: Cannot log into home network computer: name or password wrong

21 Jun 2013   #1
Mathis

win 7 64bit
 
 
Cannot log into home network computer: name or password wrong

I took my old desktop which had a direct connect to a DSL modem and setup it up for as the family computer with wireless access (it has internet access just fine). I changed its computer-name from Shawn (under System, Advanced settings) to "family" so that I could use the same name (Shawn) for my new desktop (which connects via ethernet to the DSL wireless modem).

I can see the old desktop from the new desktop under network in explorer on the new desktop. So i have "Shawn" (new) and "Shawn-PC" (old) but I cannot log in via wireless to the old computer. The old has the new login name "family" but I understand the network only goes by the original computer name? But "Shawn" or "Shawn-PC" does not get me in.

I never changed the password on the old desktop but I did turn it off. But even using the old password does not work.

How can I get access to the shared files on the old (shawn-renamed-family) computer from my new desktop?

Thanks

win 7 SP1 64x




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21 Jun 2013   #2
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

To access the machine using the user account 'Family' you would enter the following at that prompt:

SHAWN-PC\Family

Then enter the password for that account on the old machine.

Tip   Tip
It is advised to use an Administrator account when providing credentials. For example Family should be a system Administrator


My apologies if I misinterpreted your problem. You could remove all authentication procedures by going to network and sharing centre > Change Advanced Sharing Settings and then turning off Password Protected Sharing

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Hope This Helps,
Josh!


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21 Jun 2013   #3
Mathis

win 7 64bit
 
 

I fixed it: Login Password has to be "on". But I don't want a password for the old desktop. I'll see if I can work around that.
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21 Jun 2013   #4
Mathis

win 7 64bit
 
 

Josh: thank you. I am not using the "home network" setup but set individual folders as "shared" will yours still work? thanks.
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21 Jun 2013   #5
Shadowjk

Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1 ; Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard
 
 

Should do if the appropriate sharing permissions have been applied
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