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Can't Turn Off Password Protected Sharing

  1. #1


    UK
    Posts : 275
    Windows 8.1 64 bit

    Can't Turn Off Password Protected Sharing


    Under Network and Sharing Center / Advanced Sharing Settings / All Networks / Password Protected Sharing, I'm unable to turn off the option for "Turn off password protected sharing".

    I'm doing this in my Windows 8.1 administrator account. I can select the option and save the changes, but when I go back to the screen it shows that password protected sharing is still turned on.

    Is there a fix for this please?

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    UK
    Posts : 275
    Windows 8.1 64 bit


    I solved this by Google research. The solution is weird but works for me. Can someone explain why this fix works?


    1. Enable guest account
    2. Run netplwiz and set no password for guest account
    3. Turn off password protected sharing for all networks
    4. Disable guest account
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Can't Turn Off Password Protected Sharing
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