Microsoft already needs a minimum length of password for all Microsoft accounts to ensure your security. On Windows 10 you can set a minimum password length for every user. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to set the minimum length of the password in Windows 10.

Set minimum length of passwords in Windows 10

To set the minimum length of the password in Windows 10, follow these procedures step by step.

Method#1

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Command Prompt in the search box and then right-click on the Command Prompt option as the following image is showing.

Then click the Run as administrator option as highlighted in the above image. The following screen will appear.

Type the following command in the Command Prompt screen.

net accounts /minpwlen:PassLength

Then click the Enter key and the following screen will appear.

The minimum password length has been set as per the command.

Method#2

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Run in the search box and then click the Run option as the following image is showing.

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

Type gpedit.msc in the Open textbox and then click the OK button as highlighted in the above image. The Local Group Policy Editor screen will appear as follows.

Navigate through the following path from the left side of the screen.

Computer configuration -> Windows settings -> Security settings -> Account policies -> Password policy

The following screen will appear.

The right pane of the screen will show some options. Double click the Minimum password length option as highlighted in the above image. Then the following dialogue box will appear.

Type the number of characters you want to set. After that click the Apply and then OK button as highlighted in the above image.

Conclusion

By following any of these procedures, you will be able to set the minimum length of the password in Windows 10.

How to set the minimum length of a 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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