Change Password Is Missing From Ctrl+Alt+Del Options

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  1. Posts : 31,238
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #11

    or just delete the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System key.
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  2. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #12

    margrave55 said:
    Strange. When I press control-alt-delete I get these choices, including change-password ...
    - lock
    - switch user
    - sign out
    - change a password
    - task manager

    Is that unusual?

    Hi margrave55,
    I'd say it isn't unusual. Its actually a pretty cool thing that has existed for a long time now in Windows operating system i guess. You can easily lock your computer with that, launch task manager, change user account password, sign out (log off) or switch from one user account to another user account.

    Sadly, in my case, the "Change Password" option on my PC isn't there.
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  3. Posts : 31,238
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #13

    ekplange said:
    Sadly, in my case, the "Change Password" option on my PC isn't there.
    Open regedit and look for the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    If it exists, delete it (just the ...\system key). It should only exist if the policy to remove 'change a user' is in place.
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  4. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #14

    dalchina said:
    Hi, here are the Win 10 options:
    Change Account Password in Windows 10

    The huge tutorial section is well worth getting to know.

    I've not seen any way to add such an option. There is this:
    Force Local Account to Change Password at Next Sign-in in Windows 10
    Hi dalchina,

    thanks for getting back to me. I've gone through all the guides in the link you provided but unfortunately none of that seems to work. I also just noticed something when I tried changing my password from Settings (using the long process).

    Under Settings > Accounts > Sign in options, I noticed Password was missing from the list also.

    Change Password Is Missing From Ctrl+Alt+Del Options-settings.jpg

    I was formerly using PIN (just set of numbers) as my login password. Now, I want to use letters as my user login password.


    Although I've been able to do that by using Windows Hello PIN option. Where I checked the "include letters and symbols".
    I just have 2 concerns right now.

    1. Is it normal that Password is missing from the list of sign-in options under Accounts in Settings?
    2. Going through this process seemed quiet long since I would have preferred the easy way by using the Ctrl+Alt+Del and get that done in matter of seconds which brings me back to why I started this thread in the first place also.

    Thanks

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    Bree said:
    Open regedit and look for the key HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\System

    If it exists, delete it (just the ...\system key). It should only exist if the policy to remove 'change a user' is in place.

    Hi bree,
    I just checked and saw the System key.

    Change Password Is Missing From Ctrl+Alt+Del Options-system.jpg

    Now, just to confirm, you need me to delete the System kind of directory to my left?
    Cos I don't see any system file on the right.

    Just need to confirm what it is you want me to do.

    Thanks
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  5. Posts : 31,238
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #15

    ekplange said:
    Now, just to confirm, you need me to delete the System kind of directory to my left?
    Cos I don't see any system file on the right.
    No point in deleting it if it doesn't contain a DisableChangePassword value.

    (the folder-like items on the left are called Keys, the items they contain are shown on the right and called Values)


    Are you signed in with a Microsoft account? If so, that may explain why 'change a user password' is missing from the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen, it is used for changing the password of a Local account.

    How to Tell if Local Account or Microsoft Account in Windows 10
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  6. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #16

    Bree said:
    No point in deleting it if it doesn't contain a DisableChangePassword value.

    (the folder-like items on the left are called Keys, the items they contain are shown on the right and called Values)


    Are you signed in with a Microsoft account? The 'change a user password' shown on the Ctrl+Alt+Del screen is for changing the password of a Local account.
    I set up my user account using a local account and when all was set up, I signed into Microsoft account. I guess I'm still using Microsoft account as we speak.

    Does it mean, in order for me to find the "Change Password" whenever I press Ctrl+Alt+Del, I'd have to be signed in using my local account?
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  7. Posts : 31,238
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #17

    ekplange said:
    Does it mean, in order for me to find the "Change Password" whenever I press Ctrl+Alt+Del, I'd have to be signed in using my local account?
    Probably, I don't use a MS account so cannot test that.

    As a test you could try creating a new Local account, sign in to that, then see if it has 'change a password' on it's Ctrl+Alt+Del screen. Whether it appears on not is set individually for each user account.
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  8. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #18

    Bree said:
    Probably, I don't use a MS account so cannot test that.

    As a test you could try creating a new Local account, sign in to that, then see if it has 'change a password' on it's Ctrl+Alt+Del screen. Whether it appears on not is set individually for each user account.
    Ok bree. I'd set up an account and test that along the way.

    But since you don't use an MS Account, could you confirm if whenever you press Ctrl+Alt+Del, you find "Change Password" in your set of options?

    Secondly, is it normal that "Password" option doesn't exist under Sign-in options of Accounts in Settings?

    I did mention that earlier as a concern and a new observation.
    I'm a day old here and still figuring things out here on TenForums.

    PS: I'm just hoping my second question/concern is still in line or under the discussion of what we're talking about cos I keep reading things about opening new threads for different topic discussion.
    Think my second question needs a new tread to be opened for that or it's falls under our current thread category.

    Thanks
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  9. Posts : 31,238
    10 Home x64 (22H2) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       #19

    ekplange said:
    But since you don't use an MS Account, could you confirm if whenever you press Ctrl+Alt+Del, you find "Change Password" in your set of options?

    Yes, all my machines use local accounts and they all have the 'change a password' option, I showed a screenshot of one of them in post #5


    Secondly, is it normal that "Password" option doesn't exist under Sign-in options of Accounts in Settings?

    That again may be because you are signed in with a Microsoft account. All my local accounts see 'Password' in Sign-in options.
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  10. Posts : 8
    Windows 10 Pro 20H2
    Thread Starter
       #20

    Bree said:
    Yes, all my machines use local accounts and they all have the 'change a password' option, I showed a screenshot of one of them in post #5





    That again may be because you are signed in with a Microsoft account. All my local accounts see 'Password' in Sign-in options.
    Thanks for the info and your time Bree.
    You've been very helpful and forthcoming on this discussion.

    Looks like there's so much more to Local Account and MS Account than I anticipated.
    Nevertheless, I'm glad to have learned something new from the fellows on this forum.

    No doubt this forum is awesome.
    Thanks once again
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