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Windows 7: Network password/credentials not remembered

12 Apr 2012   #11

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thanks for the help, but one problem... Windows 7 Home Premium doesn't have Group Policies!! Any other way? Thanks...

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12 Apr 2012   #12

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by andrew789 View Post
Thanks for the help, but one problem... Windows 7 Home Premium doesn't have Group Policies!! Any other way? Thanks...
With Home Premium you have to make a registry adjustment or create the key and set the value to 1.

If the key doesn't exist you need to create it. There needs to be a DWORD named LmCompatibilityLevel set to value of 1(one) at

So open regedit and navigate to HKLM\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa then choose to create DWORD named LmCompatibilityLevel then set the value to 1.
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14 Apr 2012   #13

win 7 home premium 32bit

I am having a similar issue. My home network has a win 7 laptop and xp desktop. When I try to access the desktop from the laptop, I SOMETIMES get a dialog box requesting username and password; other times I can access the desktop no problem. I have no passwords on any of my computers. I have tried various usernames in the box, but none works.

My LmCompatibilityLevel is set to 3.

The problem, as I said, is intermittent. Desktop can access laptop no problem. Not a firewall issue. What else can I try?
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19 Feb 2015   #14

win 7 enterprise 32-bit
My solution was...

None of these aforementioned methods solved my Win7 remembering credentials problem. However, after many trials, I discovered that the problem was caused by the remote device's computer name coinciding with one of its local user names! I changed the computer name to something different than all of the local user names, then entered my remote credentials and enabled "remember my credentials" once again. After that Win7 never asks me again to logon for access to the remote computer.
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