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Windows 7: Win 7 asking for non-existant password

01 Jun 2011   #1
sorapp

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 
Win 7 asking for non-existant password

I have 3 computers on my home network. All are wired via gigabit connections. I have Windows 7 Professional installed on computers 1 & 2 and Windows 7 Home Premium on computer #3. All 3 computers see each other in the network display. All are set up for sharing and all can access the drives on the other computers except computer 2 & 3 cannot access computer #1. All 3 were set up without a password.
When access to computer #1 is attempted from either computer 2 or 3, a popup occurs stating that an invalid user ID or password was entered. In actuality no password was requested nor entered. Accessing the computers #2 & #3 never requires a password. I have tried adding a password to computer #1 but the error persists. I have re-installed Windows on computer #1 making sure no passwords were entered during the install. After installation it still requests a password.
There is one difference between the installs that may be significant. Computers #2 & #3 have OEM versions of Windows 7 while computer #1 has a retail version of Windows 7.
It should also be noted that computer #1 previously had an OEM vrsion of Windows Vista which did not have this issue. It has only begun with the install of Windows 7. Also note that the Windows 7 install was clean not an upgrade.
I am at a loss as to how to resolve this.


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01 Jun 2011   #2
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

I would just put a password on all three machines, and then log in that way. It's simple, efficient, and it's secure.
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01 Jun 2011   #3
sorapp

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Thanks for the suggestion. The problem is that I tried that and it still does not work. This also does not allow me to run without a password.
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01 Jun 2011   #4
DocBrown

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)
 
 

In advanced Network & sharing options is sharing checked as turned off ?

Also does each computer have a different unique name ?


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02 Jun 2011   #5
sorapp

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Yes sharing is turned ON and each computer has a unique name. Furthermore I have verified that the Advanced Settings are the same for all 3 computers.
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02 Jun 2011   #6
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Have you turned OFF Password Protected sharing on all PC's? If not, change it and reboot all.
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03 Jun 2011   #7
sorapp

Windows 7 Professional 32 bit
 
 

Yes, Password Protected Sharing is turned off, on all 3 computers.
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03 Jun 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

I'm sorry I have no other ideas, however I will see if someone more knowledgeable can check on this.
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19 Jul 2011   #9
JoniW

Windows 7 Professiona, 32 bit
 
 

My husband and I are having the exact issue. When ever I try to look into my laptop (pc running windows xp) this machine running Windows 7 Prof. asks for a password. Same thing when trying to get into my Mac.

I've done everything you've suggested to the previous person. Nothing helps.

We just installed Windows 7 Professional and he said he never entered a password for "administrator"
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19 Jul 2011   #10
WebMattR

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Did you try my suggestion, of just putting a password on all machines involved?
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