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Friday, November 12, 2010

How to Change the Windows 7 Homegroup Password


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This article will show you how to change the password for your Windows 7 homegroup.




Here's How:

1. Open the Control Panel (all items view), and click on the Network and Sharing Center icon.

WARNING: You must only do this step and step 2 in all computers joined to this homegroup. If not, then each computer that you did not do this for will have to leave the homegroup and join the homegroup before it be part of the homegroup again.

2. Click on the Choose homegroup and sharing options link. (see screenshot below)

WARNING: You must only do this step and step 1 in all computers joined to this homegroup. If not, then each computer that you did not do this for will have to leave the homegroup and join the homegroup before it be part of the homegroup again.



3. In only one of the computers, click on the Change the password link. (see screenshot below)



4. Select Change the password. (see screenshot below)

  

5. Type in your own password, or use the one generated for you. When done, click on Next. (see screenshot below)

   

6. Write down and/or print this password down. When done, click on Finish. (see screenshot below)

NOTE: The password is case sensitive, so it will need to be typed exactly as it appears here when entered in the other computers in the homegroup.

   

7. After you change the password, everyone else connected to this homegroup will be asked to enter the new password automatically.

NOTE: You will need to do this step now in every computer that is joined to this homegroup.

A) Click on the Type new password button. (see screenshot below)


       
B) Type in the new password from step 5, and click on Next. (see screenshot below)


        
C) Click on Finish. (see screenshot below)


      
D) Close the HomeGroup window. (see screenshot below step 2)

E) Repeat step 7 until the new password has been entered in all computers in this homegroup.

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