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Fix Error Windows cannot Change the Password in Windows 7, 8.1

On March, 2015. Posted in Fix Error, How To

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

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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.

windows cannot change pass

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.

windows cannot change pass

or if you have using Windows 8.1, you can press Windows + X. Then, choose "Computer Management" in the menu.

windows cannot change pass

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.

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You need to uncheck a box "User cannot change password" and Apply to changes.

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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.

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On Windows 8.1, using shortcuts Windows + X. Then, click Command Prompt (Admin) such as this image 

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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

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If your user account name includes spaces, then set the account name inside double-quotes as following:

net user "Bill Gate" /Passwordchg:yes

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Now try to change again.