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Windows 7 home premium logon password expires .. where to change # days to expire?

Posted on 2014-01-22
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I have a Dell Inspiron AIO (All In One) home computer with Windows 7 Home Premium that is NOT on a network or a domain.  We have 4 users with passwords + the Administrator account setup.  I just reset a password and now it shows this message:
"41 days until logon password expires"

WHERE can I change the # days until a password expires?
WHY does it expire anyway since I'm NOT on a network or domain?

Thanks,
Shane
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Steven Harris earned 500 total points
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Try checking you Local Security Policy:

Local Security Policy
You can also run a command from the console (run as Admin) if you want to disable it:

net accounts /maxpwage:unlimited

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by:Manjunath Sullad
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Start --> Run --> Secpol.msc

It will pop up a windows and you neeed to go to password polocy

Right hand side, You will get a password age option,

Change the Password age settings according to your requirement.
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by:McKnife
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> WHY does it expire anyway since I'm NOT on a network or domain?
Because Microsoft decided this to be a secure default setting for anyone.
(can be changed for single accounts also, if globally is not wanted. Open netplwiz and go to the advanced tab to find advanced user management.
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by:ComputerPros-ga
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Pending changes to be tested with my client .. slow response due to vacation and snow in Georgia recently!
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by:McKnife
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For others who find this thread, it should be noted, that they cannot start the management console as proposed, because it does not exist on home editions.
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