Gnomie Tramposch (pronounced Tram-posh) writes:

You cannot share your files on a network without a password, but you don’t want to type in a password every time you boot your computer, do you?

Here are tips on how to work around that.

  1. Open the start menu. (the little orb at the bottom left of your screen)
  2. Type in control userpasswords2 and then hit enter.
  3. When that opens you will get a window called User Accounts (this is NOT the same as the user accounts control panel). UNCHECK the box that says “Users must enter a user name and password to use this computer” you will be asked to type in your password twice, do so.
  4. Now open the power options (Windows button / control panel). To find the option easier, just click classic view, and it will have a picture of a battery and a plug.
  5. Hit change when the computer sleeps on the left panel, and in the next screen, hit change advanced power settings.
  6. Once in there, there will be many roots. Hit the plus sign next to additional settings and hit the plus sign next to require a password on wakeup. Under setting, select no.
  7. Click OK.
  8. Now if you want to share a file, right click it. Hit the properties, and go to sharing.