1.    30 May 2016 #1
    Join Date : May 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    No option to lock computer or change password


    I have a very weird problem that I haven't been able to find a solution to. There are two parts to this problem, but I think it's the same cause.

    1. I have no "lock" option. I can't select lock from the start menu, WIN+L and doing it via ctrl+alt+del doesn't work either.
    2. I can't change my password, the change password button is disabled. Again, this doesn't work from ctrl+alt+del.

    I've checked the policy manager and the option to disable locking is not enabled. There is an error showing up about Windows Location something when starting the Policy Editor.

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    This does however only seem to affect my account, when testing with another account it all works just fine (both local admin accounts).

    Any ideas as to what might cause this?
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  2.    31 May 2016 #2
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1,648
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.105

    I think the settings in the Group policy editor should be "Not configured" for both the remove password and the remove lock settings.

    The error about the location is one that MS have not got around to fixing yet. You can sort it out by looking at the following:
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