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Windows 7: Cant Access WIndows XP Machine form 7. Asks for a password [LAN]

02 Jan 2014   #11
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Click "use other account". follow on screen instructions


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02 Jan 2014   #12
saffat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Sorry.

After using backslash this coems up.
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i have no password set on the XP machine. Blank password returns an error. I've also set a password and tried to login again but it shows the same error


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02 Jan 2014   #13
saffat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

"use other account" returns the same error when I put usename and blank pasword
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02 Jan 2014   #14
Kaktussoft

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Are you sure you entered the correct username and password? Try to logon on winxp with that username and password. Don't use a blank password!
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02 Jan 2014   #15
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Try turning off simple file sharing on the XP machine > http://support.microsoft.com/kb/307874/en-us

Be sure that the time/date settings are in sync for these machines to share correctly.

You can also try using the IP of the XP machine instead of the user name, c refers to the standard C: drive.
For example
\\192.168.0.75\c



There are also local security policy adjustments you can make on the XP machine, This assumes you have XP Pro which included the Local Security Policy, for example:
  1. Go to Control Panel | Performance and Maintenance | Administrative Tools | Local Security Policy.
  2. Expand Local Policies | Security Options.
  3. Double-click Accounts: Limit local account use of blank passwords to console login only, which is enabled by default. Disable this option and click OK.
This is an ongoing problem with many possible solutions, most of which are included in the following link so good luck on finding the correct solution. Suggest reading through the entire thread as there are many different solutions listed but there is no telling which one might work.


Windows 7 ask's "enter network password" when accessing - Microsoft Community
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02 Jan 2014   #16
Kari

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When trying to access XP shares from a Windows 7 or 8 PC, be sure you have both computers on the same workgroup. As I understood you do not want password protect the sharing, following these instructions to the letter will let you access XP shares from your Windows 7 PC. A more extensive tutorial here: File Sharing - Between XP and W7 (and vice versa)

First Windows 7, check that network discovery and file & printer sharing are turned on and password protected sharing off (under Home or Work section in Advanced Sharing Settings):
Cant Access WIndows XP Machine form 7. Asks for a password [LAN]-2014-01-03_00h02_52.png
Open Control Panel > System, check the name of the workgroup, change it if you want to:
Cant Access WIndows XP Machine form 7. Asks for a password [LAN]-2014-01-03_00h20_25.png
Now the XP. Open the Control Panel, run Network Setup Wizard:
Cant Access WIndows XP Machine form 7. Asks for a password [LAN]-2014-01-02_23h12_05.png
Click Next:
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Click Next:
Cant Access WIndows XP Machine form 7. Asks for a password [LAN]-2014-01-02_23h14_33.png
Assuming all your computers are directly connected to router and do not share the network connection, select This computer connects to the Internet through the residential gateway... and click Next:
Cant Access WIndows XP Machine form 7. Asks for a password [LAN]-2014-01-02_23h15_44.png
Check the computer name, change if you want to, click Next:
Cant Access WIndows XP Machine form 7. Asks for a password [LAN]-2014-01-02_23h16_54.png
Check the name of the workgroup. It is important that the XP and 7 belong to the same workgroup so give here the name of the workgroup your Windows 7 PC belongs to:
Cant Access WIndows XP Machine form 7. Asks for a password [LAN]-2014-01-02_23h18_01.png
Select Turn on file and printer sharing, click Next:
Cant Access WIndows XP Machine form 7. Asks for a password [LAN]-2014-01-02_23h19_06.png
Review your settings, click Next:
Cant Access WIndows XP Machine form 7. Asks for a password [LAN]-2014-01-02_23h20_34.png
XP sets the network settings as ordered, also allowing shares through Windows firewall. This might take a minute or two:
Cant Access WIndows XP Machine form 7. Asks for a password [LAN]-2014-01-02_23h21_17.png
When ready select Just finish the wizard, click Next:
Cant Access WIndows XP Machine form 7. Asks for a password [LAN]-2014-01-02_23h21_58.png
Click Finish:
Cant Access WIndows XP Machine form 7. Asks for a password [LAN]-2014-01-02_23h22_57.png
Reboot the XP computer.

You should now be able to access your XP shares from Windows 7, and 7 shares from XP.

Kari


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04 Jan 2014   #17
saffat

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks everyone for your replies. The last soultion with Xp's Network setup wizard worked [Solved]
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04 Jan 2014   #18
Kari

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You are welcome, good to hear it worked .
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05 Jan 2014   #19
chev65

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,
 
 

Silly me, I figured that using the network set up wizard in XP was a given that everybody surely must know about by now?

I was trying to track down potential problems rather than pointing out something so glaringly obvious.

The part where it says "network set up wizard" should be a dead giveaway.
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05 Jan 2014   #20
Kari

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by chev65 View Post
Silly me, I figured that using the network set up wizard in XP was a given that everybody surely must know about by now?

I was trying to track down potential problems rather than pointing out something so glaringly obvious.

The part where it says "network set up wizard" should be a dead giveaway.
You are right, of course.

My point in posting the detailed instructions was "If everything else fails, try the most obvious and logical approach" .
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