The HomeGroup in Windows 10

Creating a HomeGroup

Step 1
Go to the Control Panel, Network and internet. Then click HomeGroup

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When there is already a HomeGroup on the network, you will be invited to participate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Step 2
Click Create a homegroup and in the next window click Next. You’ll then see the window below, from where you can choose what to share on the network

 

 

Step 3
You will now see a screen that provides the password needed for other computers to join the HomeGroup

 

Step 4
Record the password and click Finish. A HomeGroup has been created

 

 

 

 

 

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You can view or change the password from the Network and Sharing Center or from the Control Panel.

 

 

Joining the HomeGroup

When you connect to a Home network which already has a HomeGroup, you are invited to join.

 

Step 1
Click the Join now button

 

Step 2
Select what you want to share and click Next

 

 

 

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You will only be invited to join the HomeGroup if you specify your network location as Home when you connect to the network.

Step 3
Type the password and click Next

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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If the HomeGroup was created by another user on the network, you must be given the password to be able to participate.

 

 

Step 4
You have joined the HomeGroup

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Everyone on the network who joins the HomeGroup will be able to share everything that you make available.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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