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How To Prevent Password Change By Other Users On Your Computer

Disable password change and remove/disable(or enable) “Computer Management” utility.

People these days are more tech savvy. Many people can even sneak into other’s computers by using some tricks. And they may also change your password making your unable to login to your own computer. This is usually done by other users on the same PC. If you are tired of people changing passwords of your Windows PC and you have to ask them for password each time, then you are in right place. This happens because any user who is member of Administrators group can change password of any other user. If you want to make your password unchangable, even if anyone knows it, follow this tutorial. Here I am going to explain, how to disable changing of password and how to disable Computer Management utility in order to prevent password changes by others. You can also enable the Computer Management utility the same way if you require to enable it again.

This includes two processes:

Process 1: Disable password change.

Step 1

Right click on My Computer and select Manage.

How To Prevent Password Change By Other Users On Your Computer

Step 2

In Left pane, first double click on Local Users and Groups and then click Users

How To Prevent Password Change By Other Users On Your Computer

Step 3

Now Right click on the User whose password you want to make unchangable and click on Properties.

In properties window, check on User Cannot Change the Password and click on Apply and then click OK and close Manage window.

How To Prevent Password Change By Other Users On Your Computer

Even after doing this, other users can change your password using “Manage” utility. So now we will disable Manage utility.

Process2: Disable Manage utility.

After disabling this, Manage option will not appear when you right click on My Computer icon.

Step 1

Goto Start menu, click on Run, alternatively you can press “Windows + R“, type regedit and press Enter.

This will open Registry Editor window.

Step 2

In Registry Editor follow this path-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER ->SOFTWARE ->Microsoft ->Windows ->CurrentVersion ->Policies ->Explorer

And on the right side, double-click on NoManageMyComputerVerb. If you don’t see this option, Right-click on Right pane and Create New DWORD, and name it NoManageMyComputerVerb then Double-click on it or Right click on it and choose Modify.

How To Prevent Password Change By Other Users On Your Computer

Step 3

To de-activate Manage option, we have to set this DWORD’s value to “1“. Set value to “1” (Hexadecimal) and click OK.

How To Prevent Password Change By Other Users On Your Computer

Step 4

Restart your computer. Now you won’t see Manage option when you Right-click on My Computer and user cannot change password using Manage utility.

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If you want to undo this, just follow same path in Registry Editor and set the value of NoManageMyComputerVerb to “0” (Zero) – Hexadecimal and restart your computer.

Enjoy! Now nobody can change your password. Should you face a problem, you can write in comments.

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