Fix Error Windows cannot Change the Password in Windows 7, 8.1
You are administrator your PC and you have a problem when you need to set a new password in Control Panel. A error message: "Windows cannot Change the Password". This tutorial will certainty help you fix this problem.
How to fix Windows cannot Change the Password in Windows
1. Allow Changing Password by Computer Management
Choose right-mouse on Computer icon on your Desktop PC >> Choose Manage. Then, a windows "Computer Management" will be appear.
or you can open a windows "Computer Management" by way below:
First, you need to open Run (Using keyboard shortcut - Windows + R) dialog box, then type: compmgmt.msc >> Enter.
or if you have using Windows 8.1, you can press Windows + X. Then, choose "Computer Management" in the menu.
Now, you can click Local Users and Groups >> User. In the windows right, double click on the user account which is not allowing you to change its password. It will open its Properties window.
You need to uncheck a box "User cannot change password" and Apply to changes.
Now try to change your user account password in Control Panel again.
2. Allow Changing Password by CMD
First, you need to open the CMD by ways belows:
On Windows 7, Click Start button >> Typing keywords CMD or Command Prompt at Search Programs and Files box. Then, right-click Command Prompt >> Click Run as Administrator.
On Windows 8.1, using shortcuts Windows + X. Then, click Command Prompt (Admin) such as this image
Now, run following command:
net user username /Passwordchg:yes
Change username using the exact user account name. If your user account name is Bill, then run following command:
net user Bill/ Passwordchg: yes
If your user account name includes spaces, then set the account name inside double-quotes as following:
net user "Bill Gate" /Passwordchg:yes
Now try to change again.