Windows 10: No option to lock computer or change password

Discus and support No option to lock computer or change password in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hi! I have a very weird problem that I haven't been able to find a solution to. There are two parts to this problem, but I think it's the same... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by adsa, May 29, 2016.

  1. adsa Win User

    No option to lock computer or change password


    Hi!

    I have a very weird problem that I haven't been able to find a solution to. There are two parts to this problem, but I think it's the same cause.

    1. I have no "lock" option. I can't select lock from the start menu, WIN+L and doing it via ctrl+alt+del doesn't work either.
    2. I can't change my password, the change password button is disabled. Again, this doesn't work from ctrl+alt+del.

    I've checked the policy manager and the option to disable locking is not enabled. There is an error showing up about Windows Location something when starting the Policy Editor.


    No option to lock computer or change password [​IMG]

    No option to lock computer or change password [​IMG]

    No option to lock computer or change password [​IMG]

    No option to lock computer or change password [​IMG]


    This does however only seem to affect my account, when testing with another account it all works just fine (both local admin accounts).

    Any ideas as to what might cause this?

    :)
     
  2. Roan T Win User

    Lock screen times out too soon

    Hi,





    To assist you, can you tell us the steps on how do you change the lock screen time of your PC?



    By the way, if you wish to
    remove the password protection of your computer, you need to change the Power options setting
    to disable the auto-locking of the screen. Let’s try the following steps and check:




    • Type
      Power from the Search box and select
      Power Options.

    • SelectRequire a
      password on wakeupfrom the left side options.

    • Under
      Password protection on wakeup, select Don't require a password.

    • Click
      Save changes.



    Regards.
     
    Roan T, May 29, 2016
    #2
  3. JudithVW Win User
    Log in issues with Windows 10

    I too have a problem with the password , I have selected "never" in the accounts sign in options for a password and the system is ignoring this setting making me sign in every time the computer starts ,very annoying.

    I changed to this setting after being locked out when my password was rejected, luckily I had another computer to access to change the password and so get in .
     
    JudithVW, May 29, 2016
    #3
  4. philc43 Win User

    No option to lock computer or change password

    I think the settings in the Group policy editor should be "Not configured" for both the remove password and the remove lock settings.

    The error about the location is one that MS have not got around to fixing yet. You can sort it out by looking at the following:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3077013
     
    philc43, May 30, 2016
    #4
Thema:

No option to lock computer or change password

Loading...
  1. No option to lock computer or change password - Similar Threads - option lock computer

  2. "Lock" option missing on one computer

    in Windows 10 Support
    "Lock" option missing on one computer: I've recently had to use Remote Desktop to access two of my computers. I typically end the sessions with Sleep (if I've got nothing running) or Lock (if I've got something running under my id). Suddenly Lock is no longer available on one of the computers. I've checked to make...
  3. Lock Computer option has disappeared from computer.

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Lock Computer option has disappeared from computer.: For some reason both Fast User Switching and the Lock Computer option disappeared from my computer today. I managed to re-enable Fast User Switching by altering the registry key...
  4. Change Lock screen Password on laptop

    in Windows Hello & Lockscreen
    Change Lock screen Password on laptop: How do I change my Lock Screen password on my laptop https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/change-lock-screen-password-on-laptop/8ed99547-c296-443c-a7ae-2b9ce62b850e
  5. Forgot password on lock screen - not given option to change password and there not a...

    in Windows Hello & Lockscreen
    Forgot password on lock screen - not given option to change password and there not a...: I am not given the option to change my password and there is not a restart button on the screen - my Microsoft password does not work after I changed it. So what do I do now?...
  6. Unable to change password on the lock screen

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Unable to change password on the lock screen: As you see in the title I cannot change the password on the Lock screen. I tried three times. Shut down then switched the PC on but I see the old password....
  7. Locked computer with password error

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Locked computer with password error: Hi, I have a locked screen and cannot by pass it. I mistakenly disabled my settings in configuration. How can I fix the problem. 2) Also have Excel 0000142 error Looking for your assistance DINO...
  8. Change lock screen password onlzy

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Change lock screen password onlzy: Hi, I just got a laptop that I'm going to use for office work when not at home. So I'd like to keep getting asked for a password. But it's quite annoying that the lock screen password is my microsoft password. It has become an abomination because it can't be set to an...
  9. Forgotten password, locked out of computer

    in User Accounts and Family Safety
    Forgotten password, locked out of computer: I recently made a dumb move by attempting to change my picture password without giving any regard to the fact I don't remember what my local text-based password was. It wasn't until I deleted my picture password when realized what I had done and ended up ultimately locking...
  10. Computer seems restarting at lock option

    in Windows 10 Support
    Computer seems restarting at lock option: my laptop sometime "restarts" when i lock it. basically sometimes when i will leave my room even just for a couple of minutes i will lock it using "acer power button" then when i came back i'll just input my password again then i'm back to normal. but sometimes my laptop...