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July 26, 2015

How to Find Your Wireless Network (WiFi) Password in Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

This happens to me often, especially when I'm visiting relatives' houses: My computer knows the Wi-Fi password from when I last connected to the network -- two years ago -- but I've completely forgotten it, though my mother is about 65 percent sure she wrote it down on a Post-it note seven months ago.
A forgotten Wi-Fi password isn't a problem for me and my omniscient laptop, but it is a problem for, say, my brother, who needs the password if he wants to jump on the network with his Japanese iPhone. My mom is hunting for the Post-it, but prospects are lookin' bleak.

Luckily, there's an easy way to reverse-lookup your Wi-Fi password on a computer that already technically knows it. Here's how to find saved network passwords in Windows  8 and windows 8.1 step by step.
Find Your Forgotten Wi-Fi Password in Windows 8
Step 1: From the Start screen, swipe in from the right edge of the screen, then tap Settings.
(If you're using a mouse, point to the upper-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer down, then click Settings.)
Step 2: Tap or click the wireless network icon Wireless network icon.
Step 3: Tap and hold or right click on a wireless network name, and then choose View connection properties.
Step 4: Select Show characters to see the wireless network password.

Find Your Forgotten Wi-Fi Password in Windows 8.1

Step 1: Swipe in from the right edge of the screen and tap Settings. 
(If you're using a mouse, point to the bottom-right corner of the screen, move the mouse pointer up, then click Settings.)
Step 2: Tap or click the network icon (Wireless network icon or ) for the network you want to connect to, then tap or click Connect.
Step 3: Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and tap or click Search.
Step 4: In the search box, enter view network connections, and in the search results tap or click View network connections.
Step 5: In the Network Connections window, press and hold or right-click the network name, then tap or clickStatus.
Step 6: Tap or click the Wireless Properties button.
Step 7: Tap or click the Security tab, and tap or click the Show characters check box.
Step 8: The password for the wireless network is displayed in the Network security key field.

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