Windows 10: Can't change to local account

  1.    03 Aug 2015 #1

    Can't change to local account


    When I try to change to a local account on my 10 machine I get this message

    "The password you entered isn't complex enough to meet this PC's requirements. Please go back and try a password that contains numbers, letters and symbols"

    The password does contain letters, numbers and symbols.

    I have checked with secpol.msc and there is no password policy set, but I suspect this may be for domain joined PCs only
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    08 Sep 2015 #2

    MikeWilliams said: View Post
    When I try to change to a local account on my 10 machine I get this message

    "The password you entered isn't complex enough to meet this PC's requirements. Please go back and try a password that contains numbers, letters and symbols"

    The password does contain letters, numbers and symbols.

    I have checked with secpol.msc and there is no password policy set, but I suspect this may be for domain joined PCs only
    I have the same problem using Win 10 Pro. Good news is you can change to a local account by entering no password. Bad news is that even after changing to a local account, you still cannot set up a password and get the same error message. I have not explored beyond that.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    08 Sep 2015 #3

    MarkinCA said: View Post
    I have the same problem using Win 10 Pro. Good news is you can change to a local account by entering no password. Bad news is that even after changing to a local account, you still cannot set up a password and get the same error message. I have not explored beyond that.
    Good to know, but does not help in my case as I need a password to be set in order for network sharing to work seamlessly between machines.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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