How do I change Password Expiration

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mister_v
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How do I change Password Expiration

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Hi,

on regular basis I get a request to change y password on my windows XP machine.
I don't want to do that.

How do I change that?

Chris
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Re: How do I change Password Expiration

Post by Chris »

This is usually only on companies PC's,
a normal Windows XP on home computer never let the password expire.

Anyway if you have the necessary rights (Administrator) you can do the following:
To turn off the warning, go to the Control Panel and launch the Administrative Tools. If you happen to be using the Category view, look under Performance and Maintenance. Next, launch the Local Security Policy applet. In the left tree, double-click on Account Policies and then select Password Policy. Find the item titled Maximum Password Age in the right-hand pane and double-click on it. If you set this value to 0, your passwords will never expire.

or faster:
Just type secpol.msc in Run (Windows key + R).
And change the setting there.

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