It is better to setup password on both computers, especially Vista. This
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Vista Permission Issues... of password protection Can't access Vista C
because of no permission in Security ... Other configuration issues Sharing
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Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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"Mcfly" <Mcfly@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> I have a Vista Home Premium Box (x86) and another PC that runs XP Pro
> licensed legit) and when attempting to access some of the shared folders
> the XP box it prompts me for a password. This is unusual because it
> only on some of the folders, and none of the shares are set up for pass
> protection. The XP box has NO password for login either. Ideas on how to
> stop this annoying Vista trait would be graciously appreciated :-)