Disable the ability to change password (For All Users).

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You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting you can disable the ability to change password using Passwords system icon in the current applets group.
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Description:
Control panel is a repository of various applets/administrative tools that can be used to configure the windows, applications, and services environment. If you go to start > settings menu and select control panel, windows will open the control panel window. This setting can disable the ability to change password using passwords system icon in the current applets list displayed in the control panel. It hides the change passwords tab from the password properties dialog box. Passwords system icon has the facility to change windows password or any other password protected service. For this, go to start > run menu, enter regedit and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey \system does not exist, create it as explained below at hkey_current_user and hkey_local_machine registry paths. Then, create a dword value nopwdpage at both the paths. Now, right-click and modify their values to 1 which can disable the ability to change password. However, if you want to enable the option back, change the value data to 0 or delete the added values. The changes take effect after a restart or logoff. When editing the registry it is highly recommended to run a quick scan for optimization, you can test your system now for free.




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First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".
Second, go to <b>[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\] </b> and create a new key as "System".
Create a new 'DWORD value' as "NoPwdPage".
Right Click on "NoPwdPage" and select 'Modify'.
Finally, set the value data as "1" and click 'OK'. Once you are done follow the same steps at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry path.


Registry Entries

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  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: System
  • Data Type: Key
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\]
  • Location: Current User
  • Value Name: NoPwdPage
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Enabled Value: 1
  • Disabled Value: 0
  • Action Type: Add an Entry
  • Path: [HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System\]
  • Location: Local Machine
  • Value Name: NoPwdPage
  • Data Type: DWORD (DWORD Value)
  • Enabled Value: 1
  • Disabled Value: 0
  • Action Type: Add an Entry


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