Its good idea to change the password of your device every once in a while to preserve your cyber security. Windows 10 makes it even easier as you can configure an expiry date for your password. There are many methods to set an expiration date for your password. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to set an expiration date for your password in Windows 10.

Set password expiration date in Windows 10

To set an expiration date for your password in Windows 10 through netplwiz, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button. Type Run in the search bar and click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you will click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type netplwiz in the Open text box and click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you click the OK button, the following screen User Accounts will appear.

Choose the Advanced tab from the User Accounts screen as highlighted in the above image. After clicking the Advanced tab, the following options will appear in front of you.

Click the Advanced button as shown in the above image and the following screen will appear.

Choose the Users option from the left side of the screen as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you will click the Users option, all users will appear in the right pane of the screen as follows.

Right click on the user for which you want to set expiry date and choose the Properties option as follows.

As soon as you will click the Properties option, the following screen will appear.

Now uncheck the checkbox named Password never expires. Click Apply and OK button as highlighted in the above image.

To set an expiration date for your password in Windows 10 through Local Group Policy Editor, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button. Type Run in the search bar and click the Run option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you will click the Run option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Type gpedit.msc in the Open textbox and click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you click the OK button, the following screen will appear.

Navigate through the following path:

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

As you go through this path, the right pane of the screen will be having the following options.

Double click on the option named Minimum password age as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you will double click the option, the following dialogue box will appear.

Choose the days in the spin box named Password will expire in. Click Apply and then the OK button as highlighted in the above image.

Conclusion

By following this procedure you will be able to set an expiration date for your password in Windows 10.

How to set the expiration date for your password in Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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