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Windows 7: Windows 7 sharing with Windows xp

02 Jun 2009   #1

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Windows 7 sharing with Windows xp

I could not access win 7 computer from my laptop which has xp on it.. I kept getting enter username and password on my xp machine as it was trying to access win 7. I finally figured out the solution:

On Win 7 machine go to:

Control Panel
Network & Internet
Home group
click on home group then click "change advance sharing settings"
at the bottom click "turn off password protected sharing"

Once this is done everything works in both directions....

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03 Jun 2009   #2
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit SP1

Thank you for your solution. I hope it works for others as well
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03 Jun 2009   #3
Orbital Shark


Excellent fix
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03 Jun 2009   #4

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate

This would be an excellent sticky for this area in the forum.

Great find BTW.
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03 Jun 2009   #5

windows 7

It doesn't work for me. My laptop continuous getting login prompt, however, my XP desktop is able to connect to the Win7 machine without problem.
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06 Jun 2009   #6

Windows 7 RC1 build 7100

Turn off HomeGroup. Don't use it. It's whacked.
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