1.    08 Sep 2016 #1
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    Deleting The Homegroup


    OK, so having had some issues with Homegroup recently, the general advice seems to be to delete it altogether and just rely on standard networking.
    But I really, really don't want to have to log on to my PC's. While I understand that I can set the Windows Credentials to allow access from other PC's, it seems that if I go down that route then I will be forced to add a password to each of the PC's that will affect the ordinary logon as well as the network logon. Is that correct? It doesn't seem possible any more to just switch off password protection on a private network? So I am confused about how to proceed. Do I need to set password protection off for all networks, then turn off file sharing for guest and public?
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  2.    08 Sep 2016 #2
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    If you define an EXTRA user with user name and password and give that user the appropriate sharing and security options on the other PC, you may be able to approach the other PC using these credentials. You still startup both PC's as you always did with their own users (or as administrator).
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  3.    09 Sep 2016 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by davefaz View Post
    OK, so having had some issues with Homegroup recently, the general advice seems to be to delete it altogether and just rely on standard networking.
    But I really, really don't want to have to log on to my PC's. While I understand that I can set the Windows Credentials to allow access from other PC's, it seems that if I go down that route then I will be forced to add a password to each of the PC's that will affect the ordinary logon as well as the network logon. Is that correct? It doesn't seem possible any more to just switch off password protection on a private network? So I am confused about how to proceed. Do I need to set password protection off for all networks, then turn off file sharing for guest and public?

    apparently the demise of turning off passwords has been greatly exaggerated it is still done the same was as always , even in win10.

    and yes normal networking with a password is far better , once setup in Cred. Manager on each PC you are never asked again and then you turn off logon too with........

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