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I'm trying to connect to my Windows 2000 (or XP) machine with my Windows 9x machine, but it's asking me for a login! How do I fix this?

The easiest fix is to turn on guest access on your Windows 2000 (XP) machine.
Windows 2000: Control Panel -> Users and Passwords -> Advanced Tab -> "Advanced User Management" Advanced Button -> Users Folder -> Right Click on "Guest", go to properties, and uncheck "Account is disabled"
Windows XP: Control Panel->User Accounts->Click on "Guest", push the "Turn On the Guest Account" button

If you don't want to enable your Guest Account (a potential security hazard), turn on Windows Networking in the network control panel (on the 98 box). It may already be on if you get a Username/Password prompt whenever you boot up Windows. If so, you probably just set your password to null so you could just hit enter.
Add that username with a null password to the Windows 2000 box and you won't get prompted for a password. Or, add the username with whatever password you have set up.

You could also do the following:
1. On the computer running Windows 2000, right-click My Network Places, and then click Properties.
2. Right-click the direct cable connection, and then click Properties.
3. On the Security tab, click Advanced, and then click Settings.
4. Click to select the Allow older MS-CHAP version for Windows 95 Servers check box, click OK, and then click OK.
5. Close the "Network and Dial-up Connections" window

Found at: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=KB;en-us;258299&
Posted on October 1st, 2015
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