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How to Enable Windows 7 Home Premium to Access Windows 2000 File Share

Problem:

A Windows 7 Home Premium 64 computer could not access a Windows 2000 shared files.

Solution:

After some search on the Internet, I realized that this was a common problem with Windows 7 Home Premium computers. Luckly, some people already figured out a solution. You need to update Windows 7’s registry to add a key/value pair.

You type REGEDIT.EXE in run box. Then navigate to: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Lsa

Add name: LmCompatibilityLevel and set its value as 1.

See the picture below.

Enable Windows 7 to Access Windows 2000 File Share

Reboot your computer. When it starts up, you can access your shared files.

Reference:

Microsoft User Forum

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