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  1. Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 10
    win 10
       1 Week Ago #1

    connecting between 2 pc's


    I have 2 pc's. A win 10 and a win 7. They both can see each other but reject any attempts to login. I type in my username and password. Nothing. I assume those are my 'Network Credentials'.
    I don't even want to think about my old little XP laptop.

    WTF?

    Thanks.
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  2. Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
    Posts : 360
    windows 10
       1 Week Ago #2

    The simple way is to have username and password on the PC your connecting to the same as your logged in with so it passes that by default. If you have to enter a password etc it's asking for the one on the PC your connecting to not the one on the PC your using
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  3. Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 10
    win 10
       1 Week Ago #3

    Did not work. tried both destination PC and originating PC username and password.
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  4. Join Date : Jul 2016
    Crewe Cheshire
    Posts : 360
    windows 10
       1 Week Ago #4

    Saying it didn't work doesn't help us to fix it how co you connect is map a drive, CMD line other what error do you get what are permission on the share
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  5. Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 10
    win 10
       1 Week Ago #5

    I am on computer A(win 7). I click computer B(win 10) I get a window asking for my password to computer B. Under the username/ login field is says: Domain: A. This is where I get confused. Do I enter credentials for computer A or B? Neither seem to work. However last night I managed to stumble onto the right combination and was able to connect but I forgot exactly how I managed it.

    Update: I connected to computer B from A. It seemed the username is case sensitive. But this did not seem to do the trick for computer B to connect to computer A.

    What the heck am I missing?

    Thank you.
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  6. Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 796
    Windows 10 Home x64 (1607)
       1 Week Ago #6

    Fishbait said: View Post
    I am on computer A(win 7). I click computer B(win 10) I get a window asking for my password to computer B. Under the username/ login field is says: Domain: A. This is where I get confused...
    The simplest way to network a group of computers at home is to use a Workgroup. When connecting to another PC on a Workgroup the word 'domain' is equivalent to 'workgroup'. To make life simple, make sure all PCs are in the same Workgroup. To connect to a password-protected PC you need to supply the name and password of an account on the PC you want to connect to. It's even easier if there's just you on the network - you can do away with passwords.

    I avoid setting up a Homegroup as that seems fraught with complications - not least of which is how it breaks if you do a clean install on the PC that set up the Homegroup.

    My Workgroup includes PC's with Windows 10, 7, XP and (on rare occasions) 95 without problems. Passwords are case-sensitive on all except 95.
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  7. Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 10
    win 10
       1 Week Ago #7

    I got it now. I didn't know your username was case sensitive. Also I typeo'd my own name wrong. Duh.

    One thing I need to know is that I am the administrator and that is where my name is misspelled (where it is displayed like Domain\my name). But my username is correct. How do I change the Domain\my name part?(win 7). looked and looked but I can't find where the heck it is! maybe I should just live with it.

    Thank you very much for the help.
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  8. Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 796
    Windows 10 Home x64 (1607)
       1 Week Ago #8

    Fishbait said: View Post
    How do I change the Domain\my name part?(win 7)...
    Your name is the account name you sign in to the Win7 PC. you can change this in Control Panel > User Accounts.

    Domain: In Windows 7 right-click on 'Computer' and select Properties, then look in Advanced system settings...

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  9. Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 10
    win 10
       1 Week Ago #9

    I still don't see where I can change anything but my computer nane.

    But that's OK. I'll live with it. I only need the network for my Win 7 PC to migrate data and whatnot to a new PC. My win 7 PC is about 10 years old and pre-dates any of the new processors that have come out since. 32 bit to boot. It was time believe me.
    It will be relegated to old data storage and emergency archive. The old girl has seen her day.

    Thanks.
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  10. Join Date : Aug 2016
    S/E England
    Posts : 796
    Windows 10 Home x64 (1607)
       1 Week Ago #10

    Fishbait said: View Post
    I still don't see where I can change anything but my computer name...
    Control Panel > User accounts > Change your account name

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    Note that the name of the user's folder will NOT change, just the login name.
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