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Posted 13 February 2013 - 21:08
Posted 13 February 2013 - 21:11
Posted 13 February 2013 - 21:12
To connect to a Windows 8 machine, you'd need to use the Live account email and password for the login
Posted 13 February 2013 - 21:13
Not true, if he does \\servername, it will prompt him for credentials and he can enter the local account username/password that he created on the server machine.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 21:18
Posted 13 February 2013 - 21:35
What server machine ?
Posted 13 February 2013 - 21:36
The Windows 8 system would be considered the server in this case, since the shares are on that system.
Posted 13 February 2013 - 21:37
Anyway, is there no way to remove being prompted?
Posted 13 February 2013 - 21:53
Why wouldn't you use the Homegroup? That is your auth method...
Posted 13 February 2013 - 22:34
Posted 13 February 2013 - 22:37
Just to add, my other half's laptop which is running Win 7 home premium is able to connect to the Win8 share without being a member of any Homegroup nor have I at any stage enter the Win8 Live account details to connect. It just works.
So why wouldn't my Win7 Pro machine connect without being in the same Homegroup?
Posted 14 February 2013 - 01:25
Because I like things to be simple, like just sharing a folder and any device can connect to it that is on my local network.