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Disable the ability to change password (For All Users).

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting you can disable the ability to change password using “Passwords” system icon in the current applets group.

Tweak for : Windows 98, Windows Me
Control Panel is a repository of various applets/administrative tools that can be used to configure the Windows, applications, and services environment. If you go to Start > Settings menu and select “Control Panel”, Windows will open the Control Panel window. This setting can disable the ability to change password using “Passwords” system icon in the current applets list displayed in the Control Panel. It hides the “Change Passwords” tab from the “Password Properties” dialog box.

“Passwords” system icon has the facility to change Windows password or any other password protected service.

For this, go to Start > Run menu, enter “regedit” and navigate to the registry path listed below. If the subkey “\System” does not exist, create it as explained below at HKEY_CURRENT_USER and HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry paths. Then, create a DWORD value “NoPwdPage” at both the paths.

Now, right-click and modify their values to “1” which can disable the ability to change password. However, if you want to enable the option back, change the value data to “0” or delete the added values.

The changes take effect after a restart or logoff.

Hide Change Password Page from System Properties in control panel.reg

The '.reg' file can disable the ability to change password.

Show the Change Password Page from System Properties in control panel (Default).reg

The '.reg' file can enable the ability to change password.

Apply registry settings according below given steps of screenshots with related changes.

'Change Passwords' option is hidden from 'Password Properties' in 'Control Panel'.

'Change Passwords' option is visible by default in 'Password Properties' in the 'Control Panel'.

First, click the 'Start' button, and select 'Run'. In the resulting dialog box, type "regedit".

Second, go to [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\] and create a new key as "System".

Create a new 'DWORD value' as "NoPwdPage".

Right Click on "NoPwdPage" and select 'Modify'.

Finally, set the value data as "1" and click 'OK'. Once you are done follow the same steps at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry path.

Disable access to the “Users” system icon (For Current User in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Control Panel

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting you can disable the access to the “Users” system icon from the current applets group.

Disable access to the “Users” system icon (For All Users in Win 98/Me).

Category : Display > Control Panel

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting you can disable the access to the “Users” system icon from the current applets group.

Disable the ability to change password (For Current User).

Category : Display > Control Panel

You can customize the display of the Control Panel applets. With this setting you can disable the ability to change password using “Passwords” system icon in the current applets group.

Prevent changes to virtual memory settings (For Current User).

Category : Display > Control Panel

With this setting you can prevent changes to the default virtual memory settings using the “Display” system icon in Control Panel.

Prevent changes to virtual memory settings (For All Users).

Category : Display > Control Panel

With this setting you can prevent changes to the default virtual memory settings using the “Display” system icon in Control Panel.

 
 
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