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  1. #1


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    reuse old password


    hello

    win8.1 does not allow to reuse old passwords.
    i am aware of the problems involved.

    still i would like to do so.
    where can i reset/delete the password history?

    thanks
    Livio

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  2. #2


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    For what exactly? I've been using the same password for a lot of stuff since forever? Is this a company provided PC?
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  3. #3


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by lcg View Post
    hello

    win8.1 does not allow to reuse old passwords.
    i am aware of the problems involved.

    still i would like to do so.
    where can i reset/delete the password history?

    thanks
    Livio
    Hi Livio, welcome to the Eight Forums.

    By default Windows 8.1 does allow reuse of old passwords. The screenshot below shows how to change password history settings in Local Security Policy editor. To open Local Security Policy editor type secpol.msc in Run dialog (WIN + R):

    Click image for larger version

    Windows 8.1 can be set to remember maximum 24 last passwords for each user. You can also set the minimum password age (time in days user cannot change password after the last change) and maximum password age (time in days since last password change when user must change the password).

    Notice that if your computer belongs to a domain, only domain administrator can change the policy.

    warning   Warning
    Password history settings should only be changed as told above in Windows 8 / 8.1 computers using exclusively local accounts instead of Microsoft Accounts. To change or reset a Microsoft Account password, see this tutorial: Microsoft Account Password - Change or Reset in Windows 8


    Kari
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  4. #4


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    And if your running 8 or 8.1 "Core", you won't have access to the Group Policy Editor.
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  5. #5


    A Finnish ex-pat in Leipzig, Germany
    Posts : 1,452
    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    And if your running 8 or 8.1 "Core", you won't have access to the Group Policy Editor.
    That is important to remember, thanks for adding the info. I forgot it from my post.
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  6. #6


    Sydney, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Posts : 6,490
    Windows 10 Education 64 Bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Kari View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by alphanumeric View Post
    And if your running 8 or 8.1 "Core", you won't have access to the Group Policy Editor.
    That is important to remember, thanks for adding the info. I forgot it from my post.
    I do it too. I'm running Pro on all my PC's and sometimes forget that Core doesn't have all the same features. The day to day stuff is usually fine, its stuff like GPedit that will get you.
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