Did you know that Windows 10 has a Password Expiry feature? Not many people know. But after a certain number of days, your Windows 10 password can expire. And it does.
Periodic password expiration protects the user from unauthorized access, according to Microsoft.
While the feature surely sounds good, but most of the time, it ends up being a hassle to many users.
So in this article, I bring you a one-stop guide to fix the “Windows 10 password expired” error once and for all.
And in case, you want to customize the number of days for password expiry then you can do that as well.
With all that in mind, let’s learn about the steps.
Fix Expired Password Issue on Windows 10
- First of all, click on the “OK” button if you see “Your password has expired and must be changed” error. Note – You will need to enter the old password.
2. After you logged in with a new password, disable the Windows password expiry feature so it won’t occur again.
3. Next, Right-click on “My Computer” or “This PC” and open “Manage”.
4. Now you will see the Computer Management window. Here, expand the “Local Users and Groups” menu and open “Users”. Then, right-click on your username and open “Properties”.
5. Now simply, uncheck the “Password never expires” checkbox and then click on the “OK” button.
That’s it! From now on, your password on Windows 10 will not expire.
Fix your password has expired and needs to be changed error
This way, you can fix the password expiration error on Windows 10.
The good part is that you can use Windows to change the password if you remember the old password.
This ensures that you don’t have to go through a hacky solution.
You can then deactivate the function or adjust the number of days.
In this article, I mentioned the easiest methods so that you can easily fix the Windows 10 password expired issue.
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