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Asks for password!

Asks for password!

Asks for password!

I'll try and keep this short.

Have 2 computers connected through a LinkSys wired router. One had WinMe and the other Win98.  The Win98 computer is my knock-a-round beta machine.

I could connect to the WinMe OK from the Win98 to transfer files etc.

I just upgraded the WinMe computer to WinXP Professional with no problems.  Can connect to the old Win98 computer OK and mapped it as a Z drive.

But now when I go to Network Places and try and access the WinXP computer from the Win98 computer it asks me for a "Newtwork Password" where it never did before.  

It comes up with - Resource: \\CX597943-A\\IPC$  and then a field to enter the password.

CX597943-A is the name of the WinXP computer.

I don't remember ever setting any passwords.  If I did I always use a variation of one password and have tried every combination and it still asks for a password.

Any suggestions on getting past this.


Richard in Tulsa

RE: Asks for password!

The difference between Win9x (which includes ME) and WinXP is that XP requires username/passwd to login/connect.
So, to map from Win98 to WinXP, you need to sync username and passwd between WinXP and Win98.
You can change username that you use on 98 - click START, then "Log off ..." and relogin with the username/passwd you use on XP, or take that username from the "Log off" line above and create a new user account on XP with the same passwd (most likely - blank, if it does not ask you to login).

Good luck.

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