Windows 7 & Vista networking question

I have a desktop with Vista. I just bought an Acer netbook with Windows 7 64 bit OS.

I'm trying to setup a home network. I want to house everything on my desktop and be able to retrieve it from the net book.

I've been able to link my Vista desktop to my Windows 7 netbook. I can not go from my Windows 7 netbook to my Vista desktop. I can see the computer (from netbook) but it will not allow me to log in. It prompts me for a password but I do not know what it wants. I've tried everything I know.

From what I read you can not use the homegroup option with Vista.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

Joe S

Excellent Member
Try going into Network Sharing Center and Advanced Settings and scroll down and make sure use password is not checked. Do that in private and public both. See if that works.

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