Windows 10: No option to lock computer or change password

  1.    30 May 2016 #1

    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. philc43's Avatar
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    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1809 Build 17763.55 and W10 Insider Build 18262
       31 May 2016 #2

    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:
      My ComputersSystem Spec


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