win98 cannot get to vista but vista can "See" win98

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Networking' started by Bob, Jul 1, 2009.

  1. Bob

    Bob Guest

    When on my Win98 laptop I can See the vista PC on the network but when I
    click on the vista PC (to get to the shared folders) I am asked for a
    password. I never set up any password on the vista machine.
    I also have an XP which can get to the shared folders of the Vista PC
    without having to supply a password.

    Any Help appreciated
    Bob, Jul 1, 2009
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  2. Bob

    Bob Guest

    Try just hitting the Enter key when asked for a password.
    Bob, Jul 1, 2009
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  3. I'm sorry, but it isn't possible to access Vista's shared folders from
    Win98 (or 95 or Me). Vista only supports sharing with Windows 2000
    and later versions.
    Best Wishes,
    Steve Winograd, MS-MVP (Windows Desktop Experience)

    Microsoft Most Valuable Professional Program
    Steve Winograd [MS-MVP], Jul 16, 2009
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