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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  2. Posts : 23,684
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       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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  4. Posts : 23,684
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       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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  6. Posts : 23,684
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       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.

    https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/2...dows-10-a.html

    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?

    Thanks
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  8. Posts : 23,684
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16362
       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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