How to Enable or Disable Password Expiration in Windows 10

Enable or Disable Password Expiration in Windows 10.  This is one of the properties for user accounts available on windows 10.  if you enable the password expiration it gives you an alert message that “your password has expired and must be changed”.  These properties can change by the administrator user. 

It’s better to change your computer password frequently to maintain your user security. Windows 10 make it eaiser to set a password expiration date. 

Just follow the few simple step to enable or disable password expiration date. 

Also Read: Windows 10 – How to Enable or Disable an Administrator Account

How to Enable or Disable Password Expiration in Windows 10

 Video Tutorial

Set a Password Expiration Date for Your Local Account

1. Open the local user and Group windows by running “lusrmgr.msc” command in Run. or Right Click “This PC” and then click on “Manage” to open Computer Management.

2. Click on the user Folder on the left side of the panel and it will show all user available on the user account. Double click or right-click the user need to change and go to properties.

3. After the user properties dailog open, check and “Password never expires” checkbox in general tab and click Apply followed by OK.



Note:- If Password never expires” checkbox in thick mark Password Expiration in Enabled. If “Password never expires” checkbox in unthick mark Password Expiration in Disable. The default option for Password Expiration in Enable while creating the User.

Change password expiration time

Now You need to set maximum password age for your password in Local Group Policy. The default value on Windows 10 is 42 days. If the timeline is ok for leave as it is and you can continue using your PC as normal.

1. Go to Run Command by pressing “Win + R” and  Type “gpedit.msc” and click “Ok” or press “Enter” to open  Local Group Policy

2. Navigate to Computer Configuration >> Windows Settings >> Security Settings >> Password Policy

3. Double click “Maximum password age” or Right Click and go to properties and Change your expriation time.