Windows 10: Blank guest password has expired. How to change to a blank password? Solved

  1.    02 Dec 2017 #1

    Blank guest password has expired. How to change to a blank password?

    I have a guest account on my laptop. The password has expired, and I'm being prompted to change it.

    The problem is that there never was a password - it was blank, so the computer never prompted for it. It simply presented a button with "Sign in", which opened the account.

    In the "Change Password" dialog, to change a blank password to a blank password, I simply hit Enter. But Bill doesn't accept that. Denied.

    I tried leaving the current pwd blank, and change to 123, but that's not acceptable either.

    Pls advise. Thanks.
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  2.    02 Dec 2017 #2

    Press the Win key+X and type lusrmgr.msc and press enter. Double Click the Yellow Users folder in the middle pane. Right click the Guest account and choose Set Password.
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  3. Barman58's Avatar
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       02 Dec 2017 #3

    You may also wish to edit the options on the User Manager so that Never Expires and user cannot change password is checked

    Enable or Disable Password Expiration for Local Accounts in Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials

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    Also as you have Pro you can use the Group Policy editor to tailor the password options to your needs C:\Windows\System32\gpedit.msc
    Last edited by Brink; 02 Dec 2017 at 10:12. Reason: added tutorial link for more info
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  4.    02 Dec 2017 #4

    That worked great. Thanks :)
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  5.    02 Dec 2017 #5

    >> You may also wish to edit the options on the User Manager...

    Hi Barman58,

    That worked fine. Thanks :)
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