networking Windows 7 Ultimate and Vista Ultimate cannot access shared folder

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monde11

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I have a desktop running Windows 7, with a second hard drive that I want to use to backup my laptops. The laptops are able to access the network, the internet, and the printers attached to the network. However, when I try to backup to the "backup" the laptop drive, I am asked for a login and password. The default setting is no password required for file and printer sharing. My laptop is running Vista Ultimate. I have NOT set up a login and password for the desktop. How do I access the files on the desktop from the laptop, so I can backup the laptop?
 

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Assign a password to an account on each PC. Vista doesn't like to file share w/o any passwords assigned.
 

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If you want them to still automatically login to the desktop, do this.

Open a command prompt and run: control userpasswords2

You can configure automatic login there for each machine.
 
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