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Solved Can't Turn Off Password Protected Sharing

Steve C

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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?
 

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    Windows 8.1 64 bit
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    Intel i3570K
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    Gigabyte GA-77X-UD5H
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    Realtek on motherboard
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    2560 x 1440
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    Intel 520 180GB SSD
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    XFX 850W
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    Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
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    Microsoft
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Steve C

Member
Power User
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 Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 8.1 64 bit
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Home Build
    CPU
    Intel i3570K
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte GA-77X-UD5H
    Memory
    16 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Sapphire R9 280X Toxic
    Sound Card
    Realtek on motherboard
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VP2770
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440
    Hard Drives
    Intel 520 180GB SSD
    Seagate 2T HDD
    Seagate external 1T USB HDD
    PSU
    XFX 850W
    Case
    Nanoxia Deep Silence 1
    Cooling
    Noctua NH-D14
    Keyboard
    Microsoft
    Mouse
    Microsoft
    Internet Speed
    50Mbps
    Browser
    Chrome
    Country Flag
    UK
    State/Region Flag
    uk yorkshire

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