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Windows 7: HomeGroup password is incorrect.

18 Feb 2009   #1
wangchangqiu

win7
 
 
HomeGroup password is incorrect.

I have two PCs on the same network,and I test HomeGroup in the following steps on Win7 build 7000.

1. Create a homegroup on PC a

a. Goto Control Panel->Network and Internet->NetWork and Sharing Center

Make sure :

(1) The network is Home network, not Work or Public
(2) The Tag of HomeGroup is Ready to create, and click it

b. Click Create now button, and follow the instructions and finish it.

2. join homegroup on PC b

a. Goto Control Panel->Network and Internet->HomeGroup, and click join now button.

b. And now I can see the following prompt, "* has create a homegroup that you can join", * is the user name of my PC a.

c. Click join now button, input the password generated by creating homegroup on PC a.

d. Show the prompt saying the password is incorrect.

I can guarantee the password is the one generated on PC a.

I have ran out of ideas, anyone got a suggestion?


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18 Feb 2009   #2
colonel

Windows 7 Build 7057
 
 

Silly question, but were you sure to enter the password with the proper case sensitivity?
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18 Feb 2009   #3
wangchangqiu

win7
 
 

If I am very sure about it, and I also change the password to "abc123456", still it prompts the error of incorrect password.

Any suggestion?
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18 Feb 2009   #4
colonel

Windows 7 Build 7057
 
 

Check this thread and especially the last posts that helped me through an issue with Homegroups

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-i...megroup-4.html
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19 Feb 2009   #5
NosferatuX

Windows 7 Build 7048 x64
 
 

Hi wangchangqiu and welcome to the forum!

Please go to Control Panel>HomeGroup
Click on "view or print home group password"
If your passwords as you claimed checks out, next step is just to change the password and use the new password, then try again.

If that fails for some reason, run the Troubleshooting in Control Panel>Troubleshooting>HomeGroup

Please let us know how it turns out for yah
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19 Feb 2009   #6
Digger

XP/win7 x86 build 7127
 
 

do both of your accounts on each pc have passwords set for the user account? do they have share privledges?
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19 Feb 2009   #7
wangchangqiu

win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by NosferatuX View Post
Hi wangchangqiu and welcome to the forum!

Please go to Control Panel>HomeGroup
Click on "view or print home group password"
If your passwords as you claimed checks out, next step is just to change the password and use the new password, then try again.

If that fails for some reason, run the Troubleshooting in Control Panel>Troubleshooting>HomeGroup

Please let us know how it turns out for yah

I do the Troubleshooting on the PC wants to join HomeGroup, and found the issue of "You are not connected to a homegroup"

And do the Troubleshooting on the PC created HomeGroup, and do not find any issue.
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19 Feb 2009   #8
wangchangqiu

win7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Digger View Post
do both of your accounts on each pc have passwords set for the user account? do they have share privledges?
Both PCs have passwords set for the current user.

And could you please say it more detailed how to check share privilege?
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20 Feb 2009   #9
darkassain

Windows 7 Ult x64(x2), HomePrem x32(x4), Server 08 (+VM), 08 R2 (VM) , SuSe 11.2 (VM), XP 32 (VM)
 
 

ok one more test..
can create homegroup on Comp b (this is of course deleting the homegroup on A...)
and see if you can join Homegroup B??
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14 Aug 2009   #10
AnthonyAlmighty

 
Same issue here.

I'm having the exact same issue here. To make matters even more fun, I cannot get my video library, which is available via network drive, to share. The computer that owns the home group shows all the videos there. I can play the videos from that computer fine, but I can't get it to communicate ANYTHING to any other computer/device (PS3) on the network.
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