Windows 10: Installing new Laptop (Win 10), TRYING to share with older Win 7 PCs

  1.    10 Jul 2017 #1

    Installing new Laptop (Win 10), TRYING to share with older Win 7 PCs


    Last week, I had some hair until I tried to setup and share my new Lenovo (Win 10) with my old DESKTOP and LAPTOP (Win 7).
    All in my home, same router, I am only user, same Network except, the laptops are wireless, same network name, and the DESKTOP is hard wired all same router with only ONE wireless network.

    I tried to share, copy some data...and setup the new laptop (Lenovo) w/Win10, BUT, the Win 10 will not let me see my Win 7 PCs yet they can see each other.
    IT WANTS me to logon to "Credentials" and refuse everything I put in. Microsoft COULD give some HINTS of what it wants......

    So, I changed my name of desktop to DESKTOP, laptop to LAPTOP, my new LENOVO to "LENOVO".
    MADE MY PASSWORDS on LAPTOP, DESKTOP, and LENOVO THE SAME.
    ANYONE know how to get past this Win 10 CREDENTIAL crap??

    No, States secrets on my PCs, if Putin hacks into me? he will find he wasted his time.

    Am willing to pay a fee for the info, but still cant find how. . Think, how to use Credentials is a Microsoft Corp secret.

    Anyone have the secret handshake? Bribe a Microsoft employee?
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  2. bro67's Avatar
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       10 Jul 2017 #2

    Do you see any of the machines in Command window if you use Net Use
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  3.    10 Jul 2017 #3

    The username and password you login with is it a Microsoft account or local one? One of the problems is all other old windows you login locally so the username is not the same. I assume you have setup shares on the other pcs for a start. So to connect you need to enter the username and password for a user on the other pc you can do this via the cmd line.

    net use e: \\LAPTOP\sharename password /user:msmith2 /savecred /p:yes

    If you connect another way enter username and password for the admin user on the pc you connecting to
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  4.    10 Jul 2017 #4

    NET USE? Not sure. Let me re-explain.
    Have desktop and laptop, HP, Win 7.
    Sharing has worked for years without the CREDENTIAL WINDOW popping up.
    Added new Lenovo laptop.
    Desktop and Laptop, Win 7 shared, working, SAME PW used on both, USER both PATRICK, ONLY THE NAME IS DIFFERENT,
    LAPTOP
    DESKTOP
    Added new LENOVO, CALLED "LENOVO" used same PW for it, same user: PATRICK.
    Only difference is the "computer name so network can keep separate.
    Yet, with all three sharing, can not get to he win 7 PCs and get: bad credential on new LENOVO.
    LENOVO= WIN 10
    LAPTOP= WIN 7
    DESKTOP=WIN 7
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  5. bro67's Avatar
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    Mac OS High Sierra 10.13.5
       10 Jul 2017 #5

    Again, do you see in the Command Window all machines when you use the command Net Use? Stop making changes on the machines, until you can get through troubleshooting. That means that all should use the workgroup name "Workgroup". All of this can be as simple as human error, especially if you run some kind of third party security software.
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