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Top 2 Ways to Enable and Disable PIN Expiration in Windows 10

September 13, 2017 10:36 am / Posted by Ruby Johnson to Windows 10 Tips
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PIN can be a very useful choice for users who happened to forget their password for Windows 10 computer, but for it is usually only contain a few numbers that it may be not that safe that other people can easily get into your computer. It can be important to change your PIN regularly as well as grasp the method to enable/disable PIN expiration in Windows 10.

Solution 1: Use Group Policy to Enable/Disable PIN Expiration in Windows 10
Solution 2: Enable or Disable PIN Expiration with Registry Editor

Solution 1: Use Group Policy to Enable/Disable PIN Expiration in Windows 10

After open your Windows 10 computer, you then can follow the steps:

Step 1: Open Local Group Policy Editor by pressing Windows and R key and input "gpedit.msc", press "OK" to continue.

gpedit

Step 2: After you have open the Local Group Policy Editor, you then are required to navigate to the path:
Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > Windows Hello for Business > PIN Complexity

 expiration policy

Double click "Expiration" and edit it.

Step 3: In the Expiration window, you then are able to enable PIN complexity on Windows 10. Check "Enable" and input a number between 1 and 730 days for when to expire after.

enable pin expiration

Step 4: If you want to disable PIN expiration ,just check "Disable" and press "OK" to confirm.

Solution 2: Enable or Disable PIN Expiration with Registry Editor

except for Group Policy users can also use Registry Editor to achieve the Windows 10 PIN complexity.

Step 1: Open Run by pressing Windows and R key, type "regedit" and press enter to get to Registry E ditor.

regedit

Step 2: Go to the path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\PassportForWork\PINComplexity
And you will find a file named "Expiration", double click it.

pin expiration registry

Step 3: Select Decimal, enter a number between 1 and 730 days for when to expire after, click on "OK" to enable PIN expiration.

change expiration

Step 4: If you want to disable Windows 10 PIN expiration, then delete the Expiration DWORD file.

delete expiration key

That's all about how to enable Windows 10 PIN expiration and the way to disable it. If you meet with this problem again. do not forget this article and the solutions.

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Top 2 Ways to Enable and Disable PIN Expiration in Windows 10