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Windows 7: Homegroup password incorrect

13 Aug 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Homegroup password incorrect

I've got 4 pc's all installed with Windows 7 RTM, 3 pc's are 64bit and 1 pc has got the 32bit installed.

My problem is two of my 4 pc's (64bit) can join the homegroup, but the other 2 gives me a error of: incorrect password.

What I've tried
1. Ive read all you forums regarding this error and tried most solutions.
2. Tried to delete homegroup on all pc's and reinstate it
3. Deleted files in die the following folder: C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Roaming\PeerNetworking
4. Tried various different passwords.
5. Taken off my passwords on the user accounts
6. Created different users without passwords
7. Tried to make the 2pc's that cant connect to the homegroup the host, but then none of the pc's can join the homegroup, also password incorrect.
8. I checked my firewall settings, they the same on all 4 pc's.
9. The pc's that cant connect can ping the host and other pc.
10. I can ping both ip and computer name
11. Disabled and enabled IPv6.

I hope you got some additional stuff I can try.

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13 Aug 2009   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Try synchronising the time on all of them. Even if it's 1/2 second out, it still won't connect
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14 Aug 2009   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

NNOOOOOO, you not gonna believe me this actualy worked. Thanks a lot for the trouble.

At first after I synchronized the times homegrouping did not work, then I shutdown all 4 pc's and started them up individually from the host pc and then it worked.

Thanks again.
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14 Aug 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Your welcome Oortjies
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14 Aug 2009   #5

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
Try synchronising the time on all of them. Even if it's 1/2 second out, it still won't connect
I never even thought of this

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Oortjies View Post
NNOOOOOO, you not gonna believe me this actualy worked. Thanks a lot for the trouble.

At first after I synchronized the times homegrouping did not work, then I shutdown all 4 pc's and started them up individually from the host pc and then it worked.

Thanks again.
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
Your welcome Oortjies
Rsvr85 nice post a new idea we can all use.

Ken
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14 Aug 2009   #6

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rsvr85 View Post
Try synchronising the time on all of them. Even if it's 1/2 second out, it still won't connect
Fabulous! Never heard before.

Kari
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30 Sep 2009   #7

windows 7 ultimate 64bit
 
 

how can i sync the time on my pc's? i am having the same problem but dont know how to sync the times...
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30 Sep 2009   #8

Windows 7 RTM Ultimate - Activated (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by tezromania View Post
how can i sync the time on my pc's? i am having the same problem but dont know how to sync the times...
Right click the clock in bottom right corner....go to adjust time....there you will see a tab which says Internet time....click on change settings and then click update now...
You may need to try a couple of different time servers (with the drop down box) to get one to work without a timeout.


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14 Oct 2009   #9

windows 7
 
 

WOW... thanks a lot!! I spend hours and this was the solution. I forgot I change the time in one PC... now it works perfectly... thank you!!
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27 Feb 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I don't know if it helped, but after trying the time change on my 3 pcs, which didn't work, I went to my desktop and deleted the current homegroup that I was trying to setup. After that, and syncing the times again, I restarted and setup a new homegroup (with new password) on my desktop and was successful connecting on both my laptop and mini-notebook, first try.
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