problem networking vista with xp

#1
I have just networked 2 computers one with xp the other with vista.
Both computers can see each other and the vista computer can see the files on the xp machine. However, when I go to the xp computer and open view workgroup computers, both computers show up. When I try to open the vista machine to see the files on the machine it asks me for a username and password. I have not set either and can't figure out where this is coming from or how to fix it. Also, I am using a Linksys router.

Any ideas as to how to fix this.

Thanks

Darrell
 
#3
Thanks for your reply.

The problem is that I did not set a password for login. I can boot the vista machine select user and go right to my files. No password is used on that machine.

Thanks

Darrell
 
#6
Thanks again for your replies.

I am new to vista and am mostly ignorant to how to do much in it yet.

Could you please explain how to set up user and password.

Thanks

Darrell
 

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#7
Go to Start, Run and type in "netplwiz" (no quotes) and hit Enter. This will bring up the Advanced User Management window and you can set passwords from here. I believe the Reset Password button should do it once your username is selected - can't verify atm as I don't have Vista where I am though :(
 

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