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Windows 7: Network sharing stopped working? password required?

06 Jul 2009   #11

Vista Ult 64bit - Windows 7 Ult 7264 64bit

nope, don't believe I even have the firewall enabled.
Yikes...especially with what would seem to be an unreliable router..
Sorry I can't help you with networking issues, not really my forte, but security IS so I had to post.

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07 Jul 2009   #12

Windows 7 Ult x64

Well, considering that none of my computers have a password, I did not type my password. However, I did set up a vpn, created a new account and password, even when not connected to the vpn if I use that account I can connect. After typing that account and password once, it is no longer asking me for it... I wonder what would happen if I delete that account.

Anyhow, my router is functioning properly now. As for security, I have never been a big fan. I haven't had any type of antivirus/malware in 7 years, and the most security I've ever had was windows firewall. I haven't ever experienced security problems or gotten a virus. It's always amazed me how peoples computers get so infected, even when they use all the crappy free antivirus software (avg, adaware, etc). I just blame it on the child porn, which I don't partake in.
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10 Jun 2010   #13

Windows 7 Home Premium x64

My suspicion is that it's due to updates. I have the same problem and it only started after doing some updates this morning. I haven't found any solution and haven't yet tried rolling them back to see if it fixes it.
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23 Oct 2012   #14

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
same problem, different year

I have the same problem with a new WINDOWS 7 machine. Whenever I try to look at a shared file on this machine from another machine (both XP and 7 machines) I get the request for user and password. Did you ever solve the problem? If so, can you share (no pun intended) the solution.
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1 Week Ago   #15

Windows 7 Home 32bit

OK. My computer has a guest acct., and I have three computers networked together. I've turned off password sharing, and shared my public folders. One never did ask for credentials, to my memory. The other wanted me to give a U/P. I tried giving it "Guest" and an empty pass for its login. It then seems to have quit bothering me about it.
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