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27-06-2011, 12:44 PM
Hi Guys

I help my mum look after her PC

She has Windows 7 on it.
We have a user password.

But every now and then (perhaps monthly ?) it asks her to change her password.

I feel this is a bit of an overkill for her as she lives alone.

But I can't find an option to turn this off or make it say once a year !

Any suggestions ?


27-06-2011, 12:47 PM
Go into the control Panel, User accounts, select the account - click on "remove password" - type in the current password to confirm - password removed.

When starting will go straight into windows.

Edited: To change the length of time for a reminder you would do it through Local Users and Groups Manager, BUT you have to running either Professional, Ultimate, or Enterprise editions.

27-06-2011, 12:53 PM
I did not think Win 7 did the password reminder unless the PC was part of a domain?

27-06-2011, 01:08 PM
Yeah, could just be a default setting hidden away somewhere, having a password age of some sorts, forcing you to create a new password at a regular interval. Could post directions to get there if you need it, but will have to be home, to run through my Win7 to remember it.

27-06-2011, 03:00 PM
Thanks for the info so far guys.
The computer arrived with Windows Home pre-installed on it.
So I don't know where the password re-setting requirement came from if this is normally only on one of the more upmarket versions.
I did not expect to see it on this machine.

But I will try removing the password as suggested.