Windows 10 Password Expired? Here’s the Fix

Not many people know this, but Windows 10 has a Password Expiration feature that expires your password after a certain number of days. Microsoft believes that periodic password expiration protects the user from unauthorized access. While this feature sure sounds good, it often becomes a hassle for many users. So, in this article, we provide a one-stop guide to fix the “Windows 10 password has expired” error once and for all. And if you want to customize the number of days for password expiration, you can do that too. Having said all that, now let’s go ahead and learn the steps.

Resolve Expired Password in Windows 10

1. First of all, if you get the error “Your password has expired and needs to be changed”, you don’t have to worry. Just click the “OK” button and Windows will let you change the password then and there. Remember, you will need to enter the old password.

2. After logging in with a new password, now disable the Windows password expiration feature so it doesn’t happen again. Right click on “My Computer” or select “This PC” and open “Manage”.

Windows 10 Password Expired

3. It will open the Computer Management window. Here, expand the “Local Users and Groups” menu and open “Users”. Now, right click on your username and open “Properties”.

Windows 10 Password Expired

4. Now simply, Uncheck “Password never expires” tick the checkbox and click the “OK” button. This much. Your password in Windows 10 will no longer expire.

Windows 10 Password Expired

5. If you do not want to disable this feature completely, extend the number of days after that the password expires in Windows 10. Press the Windows key once and type “group” in the search bar. Now open “Edit Group Policy”.

note: This option is only available to Windows 10 Pro users.

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6. Here, navigate to: Computer Configuration -> Windows Settings -> Security Settings -> Account Policies -> Password Policy.

Windows 10 Password Expired?  Here's the Fix

7. Now, double click on “.Maximum password age” and increase the number of days according to your preference. After that, click the “OK” button and you are done.

Windows 10 Password Expired?  Here's the Fix

Fix Your Password Has Expired and Must Be Changed Error

This is how you can fix the password expiration error in Windows 10. The good thing is that Windows lets you change the password if you remember the old password. This ensures that you don’t have to go through any tricky solutions. After that, you are free to disable the feature or customize the number of days. In this article, we talked about both methods so that you can easily make changes according to your preferences. Anyway, that’s it for us. Comment below and let us know if you found this guide helpful.

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