How to Set Windows 10 Password Expiration Date

Setting the Windows 10 Password Expiration Date

The steps to set & set password expiration date on Windows 10 vary depending on whether you are using a local or Microsoft account to log in to your Windows PC.

Windows 10 allows you to change your computer password once in a while by setting a password expiration date. This way, you can keep your cybersecurity. In this post, Safespedia shows you how to set password expiration date on Windows 10.

1. Set Password Expiration Date for Microsoft Account

If you use the linked Microsoft account to sign in to your Windows PC, you can set a password expiration date for your Microsoft account online. Please refer to the following steps:

Step 1: Open area security Microsoft account and sign in. In the Change Password at the top, click Change.

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Step 2: Enter your existing password, as well as the new one. Please note that you cannot reuse the existing one, so type in a new secure password. Then, click the box Make Me Change My Password Every 72 Days, which allows you to reset your password every 72 days. Finally, click Save to apply your new password and expiration date.

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Step 3: If the password expiration date is set successfully, you will be redirected back to the Microsoft account security page. Please log in and out of Windows to use your new password. Then, the password will expire after 72 days, and you will be asked to change it after your next login.

2. Set Password Expiration Date for Local Account

If you are using a local account to log in to your Windows PC, you can set an expiration date through the following steps:

Step 1: Enable password expiration. This step will disable the setting that prevents your password from expiring.

a) Press the button “Windows + R” to open a dialog box Run.
b) Type “netplwiz” and then click the button OK to open your User Account settings.
c) Open tab Advanced and then click the button Advanced in the Advanced user management box to open the window lusrmgr.
d) Navigate to Local Users and Groups (Local) > Usersthen right click user account You then select Properties.
e) In the user Properties window, uncheck the option Password Never Expiresthen click button OK to save changes.

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Step 2: Set a maximum password age. Unlike Microsoft account, you can set a password for your local account to expire anytime you want. If you don’t want to set a maximum password age, the default maximum password age on Windows 10 is 42 days. When it is time to reset your password, you will be asked to change it.

If your PC is running Windows 10 Pro, Education, or Enterprise, you can set maximum password age via Local Group Policy Editor, PowerShell or Command Prompt. If your computer is running Windows 10 Home, you will have to use PowerShell or Command Prompt.

Here are the steps to set password expiration date in Windows 10 via Local Group Policy Editor, PowerShell or Command Prompt:

1. Set the maximum password age via the Local Group Policy Editor

a) Press “Windows + R” to open a dialog box RUN.
b) Type “MSc” and then click the button OK to open the Local Group Policy Editor.
c) Navigate to:

Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Account Policies > Password Policy.

d) Search and open Password Policy and double click on Maximum Password Age in the right pane.
Change the value from 42 to the number of days you want. Click button OK to save the settings.

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2. Set the maximum password age via Windows PowerShell

a) Right click on Start menuthen click Windows PowerShell (Admin) or Command Prompt (Admin)depending on your Windows version.
b) In the PowerShell window, type “net accounts” to find the maximum existing password age for your account.
c) Type “net accounts /maxpwage:#” to change the maximum password age. Please note that ” # ” is the time period (in days) that you want to use and you have to change it.

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