I am having a problem similar to what somebody else has posted here in the past. I have Windows XP Home on my Desktop and Windows 7 on the laptop. I have them both networked. I am able to view shared Desktop folders from the Windows 7 laptop with no problems, but when I try to view the shared laptop folders from the XP Desktop, it keeps telling me to type in a username and password. On the Windows 7 laptop, I have it set in the Network and Sharing Center to not require a password. I originally had it set up as a homegroup, then changed it to a workgroup on the laptop, but the same thing happens. I also changed the Computer Name on the laptop, but I still have to type in a username and password on the XP Desktop. Once I enter the username and password, I can freely access the laptop. But once I restart either machine, however, I then have to type the username and password on the Desktop again.
Can anybody assist me with this matter?