Windows 10: LAN access Solved

  1.    06 Aug 2015 #1

    LAN access


    Hello

    I'm new here and wondered if there are any gurus out there who could help me with a problem. I have just installed Windows 10 on my laptop (having already installed it on my desktop PC). With my previous setup, using Windows 8 on the laptop and Windows 7 on the main PC, there was a connection between the two via a BT Home Hub. However, when I tried to access files on the main PC from the laptop (something that had always been easy before), it asked me for a user name and password - something it had not asked before - and I have no idea what they are. I've tried my email address and the wireless key of the hub, but that is not accepted. Has anyone any idea where I can find my user name and password? Do I have to set up the LAN again? Thanks for any help you can give me.

    Roy
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  2.    06 Aug 2015 #2

    The user name you want is the name of the PC and the name of the user whose shares you want to see in this form:-

    PCname\username

    The password is the PC user password. If the PC user doesn't have a password, create one.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    08 Aug 2015 #3

    linw said: View Post
    The user name you want is the name of the PC and the name of the user whose shares you want to see in this form:-

    PCname\username

    The password is the PC user password. If the PC user doesn't have a password, create one.
    Thank you for your reply. My problem is that is didn't realise that my PC had a name - or password! On examination, it appears that, on installing Windows 10, my Homegroup setup has been 'wiped'. Does this seem possible/likely and do I have to set it up again?
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  4.    08 Aug 2015 #4

    Hi

    The latest on this is that I have now solved the problem. I've re-done the Homegroup and sharing settings from scratch and it now works. I wish Windows 10 wouldn't mess up all my settings - I much preferred the previous versions!

    Thanks for your help anyway.

    Roy
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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