"Network and sharing center - advanced sharing settings" I turned on
"Network discovery" and
"file and printer sharing" on my Windows 7 and Windows 8 computers ("Win7" and "Win8"). The computers are both networked to my wireless router.
I then logged on from Win8 - onto Win7, and could browse the folders there.
Here is where the trouble started:
I turned off "Network discovery" and "file and printer sharing" on Win7 - but could still log on to it from Win8! Also, even though I did not save the username and password - I could log on without needing to supply it. Only after restarting Win7 did that not persist.
Is that expected behavior? Will network-discovery persist for whoever has already logged on once? (Or was it some bug.)