Do yo mean you don't have password on XP? For security reason, you do need
to setup a password. Or check this search result.
Vista Password Issues
Vista Security and Password Issues. Access other Vista without asking
password · Can't enable/disable Vista Password Protected Sharing ...
Bob Lin, MS-MVP, MCSE & CNE
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"RipperT @nOsPaM.nEt>" <<RiPpErT> wrote in message
>I want to use the Vista "backup status and configuration" to back up a
> folder of pictures across my network to a folder on the desktop of an XP
> machine. The backup program insists on a username and password to access
> XP Pro machine, but there are none set. Both computers can see and access
> each others shares.How do I get past this?
> Thank you