As a test, I tried logging on to the Win98 PC as different users.
The same dialog box opened each time I tried to connect to the XP PC's shares.
The customer had a peer-to-peer (P2P) environment, and the XP PC could navigate shares on the Win98 PC.
When the Win98 PC tried to connect to the XP PC's shares, an Enter Network Password dialog box opened and showed the message You must supply a password to make this connection: Resource: \computername\IPC$, with a field to enter a password.
kbid=150543 or browse to C:\winnt\system32\drivers\etc\services.) I tried rebooting the XP and Win98 machines several times, checking the share and NTFS permissions on the XP machine's share directories.
I even created new shares and tried to access them.
Although stopping and restarting the service might work in Win2K, doing so didn't correct the problem of Win9x PCs connecting to XP shares.
The company is simply making it clear that for any user running a Windows operating system older than Vista, there is "no supported upgrade path." That means, of course, that you'll need a clean install to run Windows 7.One solution would have been to delete and recreate the Win98 user on the XP machine—but I would have spent the rest of the day updating the shares and permissions.While I was contemplating this task, I suddenly remembered an old Windows for Workgroups (WFW) 3.11 trick: Simply reenter the user's password on the computer that holds the shares.This chapter helps you to prepare for the exam by covering the following Microsoft-specified objectives for the Installing Windows XP Professional section of the Installing, Configuring, and Administering Microsoft Windows XP Professional exam: Upgrade from a previous version of Windows to Windows XP Professional.When studying the contents of this chapter, pay attention to the various methods of upgrading older Windows computers to Windows XP, and of upgrading Windows XP to include software updates, such as Service Pack 2, patches, and hotfixes.