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I have a desktop running Vista Home Premium 32 bit with SP2 and a laptop running XP Professional with SP3. I am trying to set up a home network to connect these two M/Cs. I can access the public folder on the desktop from the laptop, but when I try to access the laptop I get a drop down request for a user name and password. Although I enter the administrator user account details I only get a message to say logon unsuccessful...be sure your user name and password are correct, which they are!
You can turn off guest account, you don't need to have that enabled to access a share. When you share a file/folder on the XP machine, can you see it on the Vista machine and access it? Also, do you have a third party firewall turn on on either of the two machines? The firewall (if enabled) could be blocking access.
Edited by 3quilibrium, 22 December 2010 - 02:28 PM.