After you have used your Windows 10 PC for 6 months, it will start displaying you notice of changing the password. In fact, it starts annoying the users with the notification to change the password one week before the six months period has completed. You are supposed to change the password every six months by default.
In the Windows user policy settings, you can adjust the number of days after a user is forced to change the login passwords. The maximum number of days we can extend this password validity is 999 which is roughly three years. The same is true for the Windows 11 computers where the users also get the notification about changing the passwords.
If you do not want to change the password and want to keep using the same password for an infinite number of days, then you can follow these steps:
- Press Win+R to open the Run dialog.
- In the Run dialog, type lusrmgr.msc and then press Enter.
- In the User management console, double-click on the user for which you want to change the settings. In the following example, we will be changing settings for the user named “Silver”.
- In the window that opens up, select the checkbox labeled Password never expires and then click on the OK button to save the settings.
You might disable password changing notifications on Windows 10. But this should not be done by the Windows users who share their computers with other users or the computer is being used in a public facility. For example, if the computer is being used in a public library where hundreds of people access the computer every single day, then you should change the passwords every week.
You can choose to set the password to expire from anywhere between 1 to 999 days. Similarly, if you have a family computer and you decide to let your guests use it, then it is always a good idea to keep this policy active.