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Windows 7: Changing Passwords "Breaks" Win7Pro Workgroup

13 Jan 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Changing Passwords "Breaks" Win7Pro Workgroup

Just set up a workgroup for my desktop (my pc), laptop (wife's pc), and two external backup drives. Did some additional drive mapping for access ease.

Everything is shared in both directions and functioning properly.

ISSUE: The passwords were set up the same on both computers, and now I realize I need to change the passwords and want them to be identical as they are now. When I tried to change it, the network shares didn't connect properly.

1. What is the proper procedure to change the passwords but not lose the existing network connectivity?
2. Can I set this up so that there are no passwords at all? (Ideal)
3. And if not, what is the shortest length password that will work?


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13 Jan 2014   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Found a solution: Autologon for Windows (sysinternals).

Allowed me to have both systems boot up without having to add a password and the network is intact.
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