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Windows 7: Password questions about accessing other Win7 PC's over a home network

28 Aug 2010   #1

Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Password questions about accessing other Win7 PC's over a home network


We have a total of 5 PC's running Win7, all are Home Premium except for one which is Professional. When I connect from my laptop to the PC running Professional via the Network, I am not required to log-in... i.e., no username and password are required.

But when I connect from any of the other Win7 computers on the network, I AM REQUIRED to log-in. That creates problems when one of those machines wants to use a shared device on the Win7 Professional PC...

How do I setup the Win7 Professional PC so it does not ask for a username and password from the other machines? I don't know what I did initially to make it so my Laptop doesn't need to login... Guess I did it by accident.

Many thanks in advance!


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29 Aug 2010   #2

Windows 7 Enterprise 64bit

There should be a save password option when you connect to a network resource that requires a password.

It is also possible you setup a network folder and saved the password.

So when you directly type it in your system assumes the credentials already set for that network share.

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29 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ult, Windows 8.1 Pro,

Under the Advanced sharing setting there is an option for password protected sharing on or off. Check to make sure it's turned off in both the Work-Home and Public Advanced sharing menus. :)

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