With Windows 10, you can set a password expiration date, and reset your password every 72 days. This feature is good for people who want to maintain their device security. It’s a good way to change your computer password.
If you regularly change your computer password you can do so if you are using Windows computers. With Windows 10, it makes it easier to set password expiration dates.
Setting up a password for your computer every 72 days isn’t just what you should be doing, but making sure those passwords are hard to crack. With a strong password, the intruder will hardly break into your computer.
If you want to change your Windows 10 computer password every 72 days they are two ways for it to go around. But the step might differ for both Microsoft and local PC accounts.
How to set up a password expiration date for a Microsoft account
For Windows 10 users, Microsoft always recommends using a Microsoft Account to sign in instead of your local account that isn’t associated with your email.
For a Microsoft Account, you can set password expiration from your online account security settings. Once you enable the feature you will be able to set a new password every 72 days.
1. Go to your Microsoft account and click “Change password” at the top. You will be asked to provide your existing password, as well as a new one.
2. Enter your current password and type in a new password. Click the checkbox next to “Make Me Change My Password Every 72 Days,” and then click “Save” to apply your new password and expiration date.
Once you’ve successfully changed your password, your new password will expire every 72 days.
How to set up a password expiration date for your local account
If you don’t use a Microsoft Account you will probably be using the Windows local account on your Windows 10.
But to set up the password expiration for your local account will be different. And you will have to first disable the setting that prevents your password from expiring.
1. To get started, right-click the Start menu, and then click “Run” or press Windows+R keys to open the “Run” box.
2. Type “netplwiz,” and then click “OK” to open your user account settings.
3. Click “Advanced” in the, click “Advanced Tab” to open the User Management tab.
4. Click “Users” in the menu on the left, and then right-click your user account on the PC.
5. Click on “Properties” to enter the advanced user settings for your local user account.
6. In the “Properties” menu, uncheck the “Password Never Expires” option, and then click “OK.”
The default age (days) for password expiration in local account 10 is 42 days. You can leave it and change your password every 42 days or you can change it to any number of days you want.
How to set up maximum password date via Windows PowerShell
Unlike a Microsoft Account, you can set the password for your local account to expire at any time you want.
1. Right-click the Start menu, and then click “Windows PowerShell (Admin)” or “Command Prompt (Admin),” depending on your version of Windows.
2. Type “net accounts” to find the existing maximum password age for your local accounts.
3. If you want to change the password age (days) from the default 42 days to 72 or your preference, type “net accounts /maxpwage:72” and change “72” to any number of days you want to use.
Once the change is successful, the password expiration age changed will be used on your local account. When it’s time to reset your password, you’ll be prompted to change it.