Windows 10: Password settings Solved

  1.    23 Nov 2015 #1

    Password settings

    In the past you could set your windows password to never expire. I have not found how to do that in Windows 10, can anyone help me with how this is done in Win 10?
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       23 Nov 2015 #2

    Hello AFBrooks, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Passwords are set to never expire by default in Windows 10, but you can also use an option in the tutorial below in Windows 10.

    Password Expiration - Enable or Disable - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  3.    23 Nov 2015 #3

    This info is Windows 7 or 8 I have Windows 10 and cannot find the function mentioned at this Forum in windows 10. Can this be done in Win 10?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       23 Nov 2015 #4

    The options in the tutorial I posted above are the same in Windows 10.
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  5.    23 Nov 2015 #5

    Two things - One for some reason my Windows 10 required me to change my password after 40+ days. Two I cannot find Local Users and Group Manager in Win 10. Sorry three what is an Elevated command prompt? I did Windows button + R and typed cmd is that correct?
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18252
       23 Nov 2015 #6

    You must have Windows 10 Home edition installed then. Local Security Policy is not included in that edition.

    Are you joined to a domain?

    The tutorial below can help show you how to open an elevated command prompt in Windows 10.

    I would recommend to use the command below from step 4 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial I posted earlier. :)

    wmic path Win32_UserAccount set PasswordExpires=False
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  7.    23 Nov 2015 #7

    I do have Windows home edition. While logged in as an administrator I opened the elevated command prompt and entered the command above receiving a response that all user passwords will not expire.

    What is the next level of Win 10 and is there a cost?

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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       23 Nov 2015 #8

    You're most welcome. :)

    The next edition level would be Windows 10 Pro. You could directly upgrade to Pro using the method in the tutorial below without losing anything, but it does cost about $100 to purchase Pro from Microsoft during the process.

    Upgrade Windows 10 Home to Windows 10 Pro

    Here's a feature comparison between Windows 10 editions to help.

    Compare Windows 10 Editions
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