Windows Thread, Windows Work Group Username and Password help in Technical; I have 2 laptops joint to a work group, windows 7 and windows xp.
I can see both of the ...
22nd December 2010, 08:42 PM #1
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Windows Work Group Username and Password help
I have 2 laptops joint to a work group, windows 7 and windows xp.
I can see both of the laptops in the work group and can access my windows 7 files from the xp laptop after I have entered the username and password in the dialog box.
When I try to access files from the windows xp laptop, using windows 7 laptop a dialog box appears asking for username and password. Im not sure what I have to enter in here.
I have typed in the admin user name and admin password set on the xp laptop but this does not work, any help would be appreciated.
22nd December 2010, 11:50 PM #2
might sound silly but have you tried XPMACHINENAME\adminusername and password on the windows 7 laptop (replacing with appropriate values)
Could be the Windows 7 laptop is trying to login using it's machine username.
23rd December 2010, 01:25 AM #3
I've found this to be the case that if logging in using only a username without the machine name prefixed, Windows XP often assumes that the account used must be one the remote PC whereas Vista & 7 both assume that the account must be on the local PC, not the remote one.
Hopefully that made sense.
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