How to change homegroup password in Windows 7?
In Windows 7, when you set up a homegroup, the homegroup password that is generated automatically by Windows 7 is a bit cryptic, but you can change it at any time. Windows 7 initially supplies an obscure password because it’s more secure than using a default password that everyone will know.
You need a homegroup password only at the time when you want to join a computer in a homegroup. So, Microsoft creates a password every time you set up a new HomeGroup. Since, Windows assigns an arbitrary password to you, you can change it at any time, as long as all computers in the HomeGroup are turned on and you can log on to all of them.
Here are some steps that will help you in changing homegroup password in your Windows 7-based PC. Here’s how:
- Click on the ‘Start’ button and then click on ‘Control Panel’.
- Type ‘HomeGroup’ into the control Panel Search box.
- Click on ‘HomeGroup’.
- Under ‘Other homegroup actions’ click on Change the password.
- In ‘Change Your Homegroup Password’ window, click on ‘Change the Password’.
- In the next screen type in the password you want to use and click ‘Next’.
- Wait for the completion of the process.
- Click ‘Finish’ and then close the control panel Window.
These are some steps that will definitely help you in changing the homegroup password on your Windows 7-based PC. Have you applied them on your PC? Aren’t they easy to follow and apply? You can also go for our video solution that is posted below.