Recover or change the password of the group home


Let’s see how to find the homegroup password Windows in case we had forgotten. The password of the group home is automatically assigned by the system whenever a homegroup Windows is created. The password, which avoids unauthorized access to files, folders and printers, is always required during the procedure to follow to join an existing group home.

To find the homegroup password Windows perform this procedure on a computer any member of the group home:Customizing the Taskbar

Computers with Windows 8 / 8.1
We press on the computer keyboard keys Windows  (is the key with the Windows logo) and X simultaneously.

Computers with Windows 7 We press on the computer keyboard key Windows .

We click on Control Panel .
In the search box (top right) we type homegroup .
I click HomeGroup .
We click on View or print the homegroup password .
I click Cancel .

How to change the password of the Group Home Windows

Let’s see how to change the homegroup password Windows to ensure a higher level of security.

Warning: if we change the homegroup password Windows all users in the group will be disconnected. Before you change the homegroup password Windows check that all computers in the group home are turned on and are not in a state of suspension or hibernation. After changing the password remember to type the new password on each computer in the group.

 

To change the homegroup password Windows perform this procedure on a computer any member of the group home:

Computers with Windows 8 / 8.1
We press on the computer keyboard keys Windows  (is the key with the Windows logo) and X simultaneously.Computers with Windows 7 We press on the computer keyboard key Windows .

We click on Control Panel .
In the search box (top right) we type homegroup .
I click HomeGroup .
We click on Change Password … and still on Change Password .
We enter the new password or accept the one we is proposed.

Warning: the password must contain at least eight characters, excluding spaces at the beginning or the end. If we click on the button with the two arrows will generate a new random password. We click on Next. Expect Windows confirms the change of password and we click on Finish . After changing the password of the Windows group home, all members of the group home will be prompted to enter the new password on their computers.

Group Home Windows: Incorrect password

If we want to join a homegroup Windows must type the password of the group paying attention to the distinction between upper and lower case and found that the key Caps Lock is not active .
If after you type the password correctly and you click Next we continue to receive the notice Incorrect Password is why the time or date of the computer are not synchronized.
For security reasons, the clocks of all the computers in a group home for Windows must be synchronized with a time server Internet.

 

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