I've a new Windows 8 PC and a older Windows 7 Notebook. With the Windows 8 PC I've set it up initially with my windows live account. I then decided to setup a local account instead. Both account has the same user name, if I look under the user folder, I'll have a folder called USER and another USER_2. The fist USER account is associated to my Windows live account as mentioned.
My Windows 8 PC has not problem accessing the Windows 7 notebook, it always ask for a user and password when I first connect.
My Windows 7 notebook also does not have problem accessing the Windows 8 PC until I removed USER and added USER_2 to the permission list of the sharing setting.
My Windows 7 notebook has the same USER login name as that of the Windows 8 PC. When I access it, it will come out with "Windows cannot access \\xxxxx" "You do not have permission to access \\xxxxx".
I have no idea why that is so. If I change the permission back to USER, it works fine. Also, there is no pop up window to ask for username and password, it just go straight to the cannot access message.
Would much appreciated it if someone have any idea to why that is so.