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  • I have an app that uses data on a windows 7 machine. I setup a shared folder and the app uses the data in the folder. This worked find until my users laptop was updated to Windows 8.1 Pro. It uses his e-mail address as his user name. So he couldn't access the shared folder because the new username is not allowed on the Windows 7 machine. So I tried to enter the new username on the windows 7 machine and it wouldn't let me because there were too many characters in the e-mail address. So I tried to use an alternate username and password from the user's laptop, but I can't get that option to come up in the new windows pro 8.1. Is there a way to login with a different username and password from windows 8.1? It doesn't prompt me but simply says I don't have permission. Anyway what seemed to be a simple problem has become a real nightmare. Does anyone have any suggestions on how to solve this? 
    • Moved by Caillen Monday, December 30, 2013 8:59 AM
    Saturday, December 28, 2013 5:55 PM

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  • This does not sounds like your C# problem.

    Ask the person who made the Win 7 works should be able to make Win 8 works.

    It is basically the share, permission or perhaps firewall issues.

    chanmm 


    chanmm

    Sunday, December 29, 2013 1:53 AM
  • Hi David32

    You can turn off password protected sharing in your windows 7 machine at "Control Panel\Network and Sharing Center\Advanced sharing settings".

    After this it will not ask for login.

    Well Visual C# is not the right forum for your issue.

    Sunday, December 29, 2013 2:44 PM
  • Hi David32,

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    Monday, December 30, 2013 8:59 AM
  • I'd probably ask them over here.

    http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1?tab=Threads

     

     

     


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    • Proposed as answer by Just Karl Monday, December 30, 2013 2:58 PM
    • Marked as answer by Just Karl Monday, January 6, 2014 7:17 PM
    Monday, December 30, 2013 10:44 AM