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How can I prevent Win 7 from asking for a username and network password?

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How can I prevent Win 7 from asking for a username and network password?

Deacq
I purchased a new computer with Win 7 Pro. I am trying to map to a shared folder on a NAS system which is connected to a router. After entering the path to the drive, a Windows Security dialog box pops up, prompting for a username and network password. I enter the correct information, but I keep getting the error message that the username or password is incorrect!

I have two other machines with Win XP Pro and I don't have this problem. Is there a way to disable this security?

Thanks,
Daecq
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    OH Smeg

    Here you need to setup the Windows 7 Network with the Setup Wizard in 7 and then add the XP systems to the 7 Network.

    It will improve the overall security of the LAN and allow you to fully integrate 7 into your existing LAN.

    Col

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    markp24

    I would agree with Oh Smeg not to disable the security feature in win7, but to being the less secure system up to higher standards to resolve the issue

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    Sue T

    domain or workgroup? If on different domains you will need to put domain name\domain username in the username field.

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    Deacq

    It's a workgroup. But oddly enough, in the Widows Security dialog box that pops up prompting for username and password, Win 7 seems to think I am on a domain because it displays "domain: computername/user name" somewhere in the dialog box. Could this be the problem why I am unable to map to the folder on NAS drive?

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    OH Smeg

    RE: Could this be the problem why I am unable to map to the folder on NAS drive

    Most likely it is the problem.

    You need to correctly setup the Network and as I suggested above do it with the Windows 7 Workgroup instead of the XP Workgroup.

    Col

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    Deacq

    Thanks for your help. I will try to setup a new workgroup with Win7 using the wizard. What will happen to the existing workgroup? Will it be overwritten with the new workgroup or just create a second one?

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    techno0001

    possibly u might have entered the wrong starting password, it can happen

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    BrianW619

    Credential Manager in Control Panel

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    spiessa46

    I have a Win 7 primium, Vista primium and an XP Home, all laptops that I "tried" to connect via a common workgroup name. The Win 7 and Vista can talk to each other and both see the XP Home laptop (the XP Home laptop displays in the Network window), but neither can access the XP, and the XP cannot see the Vista or Win7 laptop. When clicking the XP icon from either Vista or Win7, a dialog window displays: "Can't find computer, or computer name is not valid, make sure it's connected to the network, etc, etc." All 3 laptops are connected thru the same router via wireless connection and all can access the Internet. Could it be that the XP Home is such a legacy OS that cannot be integrated into a Home network/Workgroup. That would be crazy. Has anyone an idea?

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    OH Smeg

    Here you need to setup the Windows 7 Network with the Setup Wizard in 7 and then add the XP systems to the 7 Network.

    It will improve the overall security of the LAN and allow you to fully integrate 7 into your existing LAN.

    Col

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    markp24

    I would agree with Oh Smeg not to disable the security feature in win7, but to being the less secure system up to higher standards to resolve the issue

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    Sue T

    domain or workgroup? If on different domains you will need to put domain name\domain username in the username field.

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    Deacq

    It's a workgroup. But oddly enough, in the Widows Security dialog box that pops up prompting for username and password, Win 7 seems to think I am on a domain because it displays "domain: computername/user name" somewhere in the dialog box. Could this be the problem why I am unable to map to the folder on NAS drive?

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    OH Smeg

    RE: Could this be the problem why I am unable to map to the folder on NAS drive

    Most likely it is the problem.

    You need to correctly setup the Network and as I suggested above do it with the Windows 7 Workgroup instead of the XP Workgroup.

    Col

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    Deacq

    Thanks for your help. I will try to setup a new workgroup with Win7 using the wizard. What will happen to the existing workgroup? Will it be overwritten with the new workgroup or just create a second one?

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    techno0001

    possibly u might have entered the wrong starting password, it can happen

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    BrianW619

    Credential Manager in Control Panel

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    spiessa46

    I have a Win 7 primium, Vista primium and an XP Home, all laptops that I "tried" to connect via a common workgroup name. The Win 7 and Vista can talk to each other and both see the XP Home laptop (the XP Home laptop displays in the Network window), but neither can access the XP, and the XP cannot see the Vista or Win7 laptop. When clicking the XP icon from either Vista or Win7, a dialog window displays: "Can't find computer, or computer name is not valid, make sure it's connected to the network, etc, etc." All 3 laptops are connected thru the same router via wireless connection and all can access the Internet. Could it be that the XP Home is such a legacy OS that cannot be integrated into a Home network/Workgroup. That would be crazy. Has anyone an idea?