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Setting up a home network & pswd is asked even though.....


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Hi :) I tried to set up a home network using my laptop (Win 8.1) with my home PC (Win 7 HomePrem X64) On my laptop it recognizes my PC (perhaps because I already plugged in an ethernet cable, or due to it being already set up by my router, or wi-fi, I don't know which). Anyhow, on the Win 8.1 it says I can join my PC and then going through the process it asks me for a password. BUT no password exists. I never set one up with my PC so I can't understand why it is insisting on one.
Basically I want to send files through and fro the fasted way possible. The fasted not the best. In other words if its through my ethernet good, if it's better via a USB cable, so be it.
Back in the Win XP days I used to do it via a special USB cable (USB on both ends and on one side it had a fat processor or something- I no longer have such a cable, given away when the XP was given away)

Thank you

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 8.1 x64 [& Win7 HomePrem.64bit]
    Computer type
    System Manufacturer/Model Number
    Acer Aspire E1 Series
    Intel Core i5 760 2.80 gigahertz
    Acer EA50_HW V2.10
    3978 Megabytes DIMM
    Graphics Card(s)
    Intel(R) HD Graphics [Display adapter]
    Sound Card
    Realtek High Definition Audio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Generic PnP Monitor 15.3"
    Hard Drives
    Gigabytes ST500LT012-9WS142
    500.11 GB