Tips to fix problems with Windows® 7 network password
What are the problems that may be encountered with network password on Windows 7? How can it be fixed?
Windows 7 operating system is the latest operating system released by Microsoft. It belongs to the Windows series and integrates several improvements over the previous version. Windows 7 operating system also incorporates lots of advanced features such as Home Group, Jump List, Snap, Windows Taskbar etc. One of the stunning features of Windows 7 is its networking feature. User can easily share resources and files with other system easily over a network. They can also assign password for the networking options. But in some situations, Windows 7 exhibit some password problems. For example, Windows 7 may ask for password without assigning a network password to the system. Also, in some cases whenever we try to access the networking, system will suddenly shut down and after reboot it will ask for a 10 digit password. There are several reasons for the password problems in Windows 7. We can get rid of these issues by making appropriate changes in the network settings.
Different problems related to network password on Windows 7, and ways to fix these problems are explained below:
- Possible causes
- Turn off Password Protection Sharing
- Safe Mode with Networking
Network password in Windows 7 sometimes creates troubles to the user. When you try to share the public folder with other system, Windows 7 may ask for the password without setting a password. In some situation we can see the computer icon present in the network icon, but when clicking the message you will get an error message access. You can get rid of these issues by making some changes in the network settings of Windows7.
Turn off Password Protection Sharing
In some cases Windows 7 system will ask for password even if no password has been assigned. You can get rid of this issue by turning off the ‘Password Protection Sharing’. To turn off this feature, open ‘Control Panel’ from the ‘Start’ menu. Then open ‘Network and sharing centre’. Click on ‘Advanced Sharing Settings’ and expand ‘Home/Work Network’. Scroll to password protection and select ‘Turn off password protects sharing’.
When you enable networking feature on Windows 7, you have to use same work group name for all the computers on your network. To enable this start Windows 7 system in safe mode with networking. Reboot the system and start pressing F8 key on your keyboard. Select ‘Safe Mode with Networking’ when the Windows Advanced Options menu appears. Log on to the default administrator privilege and make the changes in the network settings.
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