Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: User changes password

14 Jul 2010   #1
rkeilty

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
User changes password

I have an admin account and a user account for the kids. How do I stop them changing the password for their user account. They just go into user accounts and change the password and can lock me out of their account.

Cheers Ray


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

14 Jul 2010   #2
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Currently, I am at work, and cannot view this page, but it might help you!

Again, if it's nowhere near relevant, I aplogize hah
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2010   #3
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi Ray

From an Administrator account do this:

Password - Prevent or Allow to Change - Vista Forums

Right Click Computer and click Manage
CLick Local Users and Groups
Click Users
Go to the account you want to lock and right click>properties
Check User cannot change password

This will only work on limited accounts, Admins can still change their password (or at least they can get into Local Policy to unlock it again if they know what they are doing)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.


14 Jul 2010   #4
Skulblaka

Windows 8 Professional 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Hi Ray

From an Administrator account do this:

Right Click Computer and click Manage
CLick Local Users and Groups
Click Users
Go to the account you want to lock and right click>properties
Check User cannot change password

This will only work on limited accounts, Admins can still change their password (or at least they can get into Local Policy to unlock it again if they know what they are doing)
Or:
click "Start"
click "Run"
then type "lusrmgr.msc"
click "users"
then right click their account
select "properties"
then check "User cannot change password".

Voila!
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2010   #5
rkeilty

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Prevent kids changing password

Are you guys quoting for Vista cos the lusrmgr doesn't work for me. It says, "This computer is using Windows 7 Home Premium this snapin may not be used with this version of Windows." Neither when I right click computer and click manage do I get anything resembling what is suggested. I'm still in the dark, here!

Cheers

ray
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2010   #6
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

(Thanks for adding the Link Brink I should have done that)

I could be wrong, but I am fairly certain it can only be done in Windows 7 Professional and up.

I know the method I posted works, because I did it on my own machine. However I am running Windows 7 Ultimate
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2010   #7
rkeilty

windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Prevent password change by kids

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirsch View Post
Currently, I am at work, and cannot view this page, but it might help you!

Again, if it's nowhere near relevant, I aplogize hah
It says it is for Vista.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2010   #8
FliGi7

XP / Win7 x64 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by severedsolo View Post
Hi Ray

Right Click Computer and click Manage
CLick Local Users and Groups
Click Users
Go to the account you want to lock and right click>properties
Check User cannot change password
You should have no problem doing this, logged in as the Admin on the Win 7 machine.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2010   #9
severedsolo

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rkeilty View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirsch View Post
Currently, I am at work, and cannot view this page, but it might help you!

Again, if it's nowhere near relevant, I aplogize hah
It says it is for Vista.
I would just like to point out to you, that Windows 7 is basically Vista, at least on the surface, Almost anything that works for Vista works for Windows 7. So criticising us for linking Vista stuff, is actually a bit silly.

As I said above, I suspect your issue is that your copy of Windows is Home Premium. I don't think it can be done. (there was a similar issue on another thread today, I will link when I find it)

I actually did this to my own machine, before posting. Thats how I know it works. If it isn't working for you, then It's definitely Home Premiums fault (even Windows told you that, why would they include a Vista snapin in Windows 7 if it doesnt work?)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
14 Jul 2010   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rkeilty View Post
Are you guys quoting for Vista cos the lusrmgr doesn't work for me. It says, "This computer is using Windows 7 Home Premium this snapin may not be used with this version of Windows." Neither when I right click computer and click manage do I get anything resembling what is suggested. I'm still in the dark, here!

Cheers

ray

Hello Ray,

The tutorial link above works for both Windows 7 and Vista. You can use METHOD TWO in the tutorial to do this as well since you have Windows 7 Home Premium.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 User changes password




Thread Tools





Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Log On with User Name and Password
How to Make Windows 7 Require a User Name and Password in Log On Screen This will show you how to make Windows 7 require all users to type in their user name and password in the Windows log on screen instead of only selecting their user icon and entering their password. This is like the old...
Tutorials
Sole user never had a User Name or Password!
Humble apologies if question asked/answered before. Running Win 7 64bit all updates etc, anyway have never used passwords (sole user ), so booted up computer this morning and woila there it was, wanting "user name" & "Password", never been set up for one so how can I input something that wasn't...
General Discussion
Where do I find User name and password ?
Good afternoon, I am trying to network a notebook with Windows 7 Home Premium and a notebook with Windows XP Home Edition operating systems. The settings in Windows 7 were done under Work network rather than Home network. The Windows 7 computer is able to see all the files that have been...
Network & Sharing
help with user password please
hi can anyone please help me here,my ex has changed my user password on my laptop and i am unable to get in,he actually took my laptop when we split up i have only today managed to get it back and now he will not tell me the password to get back in, it is running windows 7 and it's a fujitsu...
Installation & Setup
User password
Running Windows 7 and have added a second drive which has a user password on it from a previous installation of XP. Iv'e tried to access the second drive for the files I need but it won't let me. What's the answer?
General Discussion
User password
'Ello, I've recently started dualbooting with Vista and Windows 7. Everything is working great, except for one thing. My version of windows 7 seems to have a password set already by default for the administrator account. And I can't seem to find out what it is. I've tried the usual stuff,...
General Discussion

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:48.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App