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Windows 7: Win 7 asking for non-existant password

19 Jul 2011   #11
HammerHead

win 7 X64 Ultimate SP1
 
 
Home Group

Are you looking for the home group password.

If so go here
Control Panel
Network and Sharing Center
Home Group
View or Print the Homegroup Password


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19 Jul 2011   #12
JoniW

Windows 7 Professiona, 32 bit
 
 

I think my husband is trying to set up a workgroup now to avoid this issue altogether but, I've seen many problem issues with win 7 workgroups not accessing win 2000 or xp OS or Mac easily either. So, no it wasn't a workgroup password issue. Unless... that's IS the issue? I'll have to have him re-investiage how he has us connected.

We were connect on a home network. That is what my concerns were.
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20 Jul 2011   #13
JoniW

Windows 7 Professiona, 32 bit
 
 

I apologize, the only machine asking for a password of any kind it the Win 7. My XP and Mac just can't see the win 7 at all no matter what I've done.

I have to wonder if this isn't a ploy to force us all into win 7, period.
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20 Jul 2011   #14
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Don't know if this will be relevant but there might be a few things to check out.

Add Windows 7 PC to Workgroup - Cannot see XP machines

set up network between xp and windows 7 - Microsoft Answers

Also, welcome to SevenForums.
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20 Jul 2011   #15
JoniW

Windows 7 Professiona, 32 bit
 
 

Thank you!! I will definitely be sharing those with my husband!
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20 Jul 2011   #16
marsmimar

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Please let us know how things turn out so others can benefit from your experiences.
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20 Jul 2011   #17
JoniW

Windows 7 Professiona, 32 bit
 
 

I certainly will!! We discovered that we have a mess to clean up before we can do anything. We have both a conventional "network" and homegroup. So we really need to determine which will work best with other non Win 7, OS's and a MAC. This isn't going to be easy.
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21 Jul 2011   #18
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

If you've machines that aren't Windows 7 or Vista, you want a workgroup, not a homegroup (the former being the "conventional network" as you put it above).
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21 Jul 2011   #19
JoniW

Windows 7 Professiona, 32 bit
 
 

Apparently, a homegroup has been set up that we didn't need. We are removing that today so that are no "enter your password" issues. We are going off our network, which has a "workgroup name" which if we click on we see at least the Win xp machine. The mac is now my issue. Which cannot see either machines. So I thank you.

unless you all know how to get my mac to see both the xp and win 7?

Thank you for your help!
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22 Jul 2011   #20
JoniW

Windows 7 Professiona, 32 bit
 
 

OH for heaven sakes!!!

Was is really this simple?
After hundreds of hours to fix this, we finally decided, to create a login password to user name on Win 7 machine.

That fixed the whole problem. Win 7 assumes you made a password and just demands it. If you try this, and I hope it works... this is the simplest fix I've ever seen.

I can also now, see my Mac on the Win 7 machine... still can't get my mac to see the Win 7 or the XP

but that's a MAC problem.
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