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Q: One User Change Another's Password

I have a simple question. How to I grant one standard user the right to change another standard user's password in windows 7 professional? Thanks.

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A: One User Change Another's Password

Hi CyberSchoolTeacher :0To my knowledge, this isn't possible. You need to give that user Admin Rights in order for it to be able to change another's user password. And this is locally, on the same system, not on a domain.
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My ftp server run on IIS of Windows server 2003. When romote user change his password,The error happened as follow:

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Connected to
220 Microsoft FTP Service
User ( Guojianxin
331 Password required for Guojianxin.
230 User Guojianxin logged in.
ftp> quote site pswd "jackin" "guojianxin"
500 'SITE pswd jackin guojianxin': command not understood
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Any help will be greatly appreciated.
Thanks a lot in advance.
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A:User cannot change password

Maybe a restriction?

Take a look in Regedt32 at the following keys:


If you find values like NoPwdPage or maybe NoSecCPL there, they could be responsible.

Good luck,
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Hello PrinterP,

Sorry, but a Microsoft account's password must have at least 8 characters, and up to 16 characters.

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A:Change user password from repair cd

Hello Michael,

You should be able to using the method in either tutorial below.

Password Reset


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A:Bypass or change XP user password.

We no longer assist with password problems. Please see the tsg rules. This thread is closed.
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A:Force user to change password at login

U will need to uncheck the other two boxes("User cannot change password"and "Password never expires.") before you can click the "User must change password at next logon"
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Wouldn't you be able to just change it via "PC settings"?
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Check her account in AD, is it set to require logon to change password in the "Users must log on in order to change password" check box in the Account Policy ?
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A:Cannot change user password in System Recovery

Hello Rando,

You might see if you may be able to reset the password using Method Three in the tutorial below instead.

Reset User Account Password - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
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A:Windows 7 slow domain user password change.

Please check if there are some related errors in your Event Viewer. Also, check the error on your DC side.
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A:Windows 7 Expired Password - Recvd Warning prompts but not forced to change password

After applying above settings, the user can change the password by default at the expire day. Please create a new domain profile and test the issue on several Windows
7 machines. Can the user be enforced to change password at expire day? If not, please refer to the following steps to collect the information for research.
1. On the DC, open GPMC, right-click Group Policy Results, choose Group Policy Results Wizard, follow the wizard to collect a Group Policy result for problematic
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2. On the Windows 7 machine where GPO failed to apply, please perform the following steps to collect log files:
a) Please add the specified registry key to enable group policy log (%windir%\debug\usermode\gpsvc.log), and remove or rename it to disable group policy log after
collecting data. You may need to create the Diagnostics key if it is not there.
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Diagnostics

Value: GPSvcDebugLevel

Data: 0x30002 (hexadecimal)
b) Then on the problematic Win7 machine, run command “gpupdate /force”.

c) Then on the problematic Win7 machine, run command “gpresult /v > gpr_win7.txt”, send me gpr_win7.txt file.

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- gpr_win7.txt
- win7.evtx
Please use Windows Live SkyDrive ( to upload the GPMC
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> So I booted it in to the OS and went to disable it....however it asks for my password....which I have forgot as I have been a typical end user and have been only using my bloody finger!

You are speaking about BIOS password which you set up in the BIOS?
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A:Can I change the user's Name and completely remove the old user name?

Quote: Originally Posted by CountryBumkin

But how do I get rid of "user1" and replace with "Karen"? Can this be done?

When a new user is created in Windows, either the first user when Windows is installed or any user later on, and the new user has signed in to Windows first time, the user profile is created and named. Any later username change does not change the name of the user profile.

An example, if my ex-wife had created a user account for me on a Windows computer she had most probably named it as "Idiot". If I then later on changed my username on that computer from "Idiot" to "Kari", my profile had remained as "Idiot".

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Since it's wanting you to enter both your user name and password instead of just password, then you might see if using step 2 and 8 in Option One of the tutorial below may help with this. Log On with User Name and Password
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Only an Administrator or Super Mod can change your user name. What would you like to have your user name to be instead? I would be happy to change it for you.
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Hope it helps.
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Welcome to the Forums!

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Quote: Originally Posted by stevepressman

Hi Mods is it possible to change my user name at all? would like a hyphen between "steve-pressman" like that




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Scroll down on the page lionked below and it covers changing the user account:
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Hi !!!!!!!!!!

follow the instruction:
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Answering topic title [How to change User account name:
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Change it back to a local account first. Then back to your Microsoft account login:
Local Account - Switch to in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

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Hi .Take a look, the line about not being able to delete a user who is logged on, that may apply.Louis
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Purchased new computer, gave other computer to sister which had original Win98/Win98SE on it, she upgraded to WinXP, registered under her name; however, computer retained MY name, and everything we've tried to eliminate ownership of computer from my name to hers has not worked. Does anyone know how to do this? Tried: logoff, user, system properties changing, etc. If it is a registry change, please indicate step-by-step because the registry makes me nervous! Thanks for whatever help you can offer.

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I am the only user of my pc, and I am the administrator etc but the user name shown in the C drive is John and I want to change that to Pete.

I have drives C and F

In C the user is called John
In F user called Pete
Start/File Explorer/This pc/Local Disc (C/Users/John
Start/File Explorer/This pc/Local Disc (F/Users/Pete

Q2 How do I rename user John to Pete in the C drive?

A:How to change C drive User Name?

Read this post in msg #8 and see if this helps you.
is it possible to change user's name in windows 10 ?
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Windows 10 has used my MS account to create my username on windows 10. But it has shorten it.
Let me give you an example to make my question clear:

Imagine my MS account is "[email protected]". When I go to C:\Users I want to have "myname"
But windows 10 has shorten the name and now in C:\Users I have "myna" instead of "myname".

Is it possible to change this name to myname?

A:is it possible to change user's name in windows 10 ?

Hey ... I'm glad you mention this because I was trying to figure out how I did the samething. My self I was probably messing around with 2 or 3 installations of windows 10 and got side track. Now that you mention this I know exactly what you mean and how it got done now, thanks lol . Now to your question . The simple answer is no you can't change it but what you can do is create another account the way you want and afterwards just delete that account with the mistake , make sure you give admin rights . Though in my case I didn't do this but rather it was one of my first installation of windows 10 so I wanted to try doing a few installations, so I ended up doing a re installation lol call me crazy. I like to get the hang of things . Brink the Admin of this board can confirm yes you can and delete the old one afterwards or someone that knows for sure
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OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3200+, x86 Family 15 Model 12 Stepping 0
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1023 Mb
Graphics Card: RADEON 9600 Family (Microsoft Corporation), 1 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 59835 MB, Free - 43697 MB; X: Total - 179531 MB, Free - 146401 MB;
Motherboard: MSI, MS-6702
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

I have two users both with administrator privileges and can access each others files. I would like to change it so they can only access only their own. Can I do it?

A:Want to change user acess

Not if they are administrators. You shouldn't run as an administrator for an ordinary account, anyway, since malware then has free reign on your machine.
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Hey. I changed my user account name on Windows 7, and now the account is inaccessible. I have another account on the computer, but I cannot change the name back. Is there any way to make the account accessible again without re-installing Windows? If not, would a full back up from the other account back the data on the inaccessible account up as well as the other account's data? Please help!

A:User Account name change

Press the F8 key repeatedly at boot up or use the Startup disk.

Try a restore to before you changed my user account name
System Restore

System Recovery Options
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I have a recent problem where when the computer comes back from automatic standby or change of user it sticks on a blank blue screen for about 5 minutes, then it goes to the user accounts and sticks there for about 5 minutes before I can log on or turn off the computer.

Any thoughts?

A:very slow change user

Try using Fast User Switching: Windows XP: Turn On Fast User Switching