Windows - Disabling the Password Protected Sharing

If you are having a hard time finding any other pc's on your network on the vista pc make sure that "Password Protected Sharing" is disabled. Follow the instructions to see if it's on.
  • Start
  • Control panel
  • Network and Internet (or Network and Sharing Center if you have "Classic View" enabled)
  • Network and Internet Sharing Center
  • Scroll down until you see "Password Protected Sharing" and tick it off.

I recommend to restart the computer for changes to make effects.

Then you should see Your vista pc's on XP and XP pc's on Vista.
Published by aakai1056. Latest update on October 8, 2014 at 06:00 AM by Jeff.
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