I have a BT home hub and three pc's plus 4 laptops all of which share files and connect to the internet through the hub. Suddenly a couple of days ago whenever I try to access lets call it Computer 01 from one of the other desktops a box pops up which says at the top Connect to Computer 01 - then asks for user name - this is already completed with .... COMPUTER01\Guest ............. It then asks for password.
I am not aware that there is a password on that computer and as I mentioned it has been working fine.
When I click on view workgroup computers ... Computer 01 shows fine but again when I click on it the little box asking for password pops up.
This only happens from one other desktop [call it Computer 2] The further desktop [Computer 3] accesses it fine. Also my laptops access Computer 01 with no problem.
I have found a way to disable the nagging password box in Windows 7 (probably Vista too).
1. Click <b>Start</b>
2. Under you user picture, right click <b>Network</b>
3. Choose <b>Properties</b> (this opens <i>Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center</i>)
4. Click <b>Choose homegroup and sharing options</b> in the lower list (this opens <i>Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\Homegroup</i>)
5. Click <b>Change advanced sharing settings...</b> (this opens <i>Control Panel\Network and Internet\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings</i>)
6. The setting right before the last one is: <b>Password protected sharing</b>!
7. Choose<b> Turn off password protected sharing</b> and you are good to go <b>without any restarts</b> and stuff.
Bonus: <em>A quicker way</em>: Type "advanced share" and choose Manage advanced sharing settings
(this will guide you to step 5.)
Try this.... I am using windows XP SP3... but I think other version of windows may using slightly different or maybe the same way.
Goto Control panel -> Administrative Tools.
Double click on Local security Policy. this will pop up Local security setting windows.
Find/open folder 'Local Policies' and then select sub folder 'Security option'
On column Policy find word 'Accounts : Guest Account Status'
Check out this setting....
If setting is 'Enabled' then you can connect to this computer without prompt for password.
If setting is 'Disable' then this computer need you to enter valid account or password to access this computer.
Note : apply this setting on computer you want to connect to that give you prompt for password.
I hope this will help.
I figured it out!!!! When you type in the username you must first type the workgroup name or computer name giving your setup. It will look something like this WORKGROUP\Kenny then type in the normal password. Try both the workgroup name or computer name. It should be on that works.