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Windows 7: Credential Problems connecting to XP

19 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7
Credential Problems connecting to XP

Hey Guys,

I recently upgrated my computer from XP to Win7. It is actually working fine but i do have one problem.

I am part of a home network and i want to connect to my dad's pc. His pc is running on XP. I'm able to ping him but when i connect it logically asks me for the right credentials. I fill in the right username and password and than it tells me that the credentials are not right.

Everybody in our house is part of the same workgroup and we don't have a DOMAIN.

I attached 2 pictures showing what i mean.

Thanks, Oliv3r

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Credential Problems connecting to XP-capture.jpg Credential Problems connecting to XP-capture2.jpg 
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19 Nov 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

The quickest way would be for you to choose the option to "Use another account" and then enter
your dad's machine name followed by a backslash and a user account name on your dad's machine and then the password for that account on your dad's machine..the format is machinename\username
password for that account

another way is to create your account "rossum" on your dad's machine with the same password you use on your machine. Hope this helps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
20 Nov 2009   #3

Windows 7

Thanks dude,

It helpt indeed!

Greetz Oliv3r
My System SpecsSystem Spec

20 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

glad we could help and thanks for posting back
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