Windows - Disabling the Password Protected Sharing

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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.
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