Windows 10: Why is Microsoft making me change my password almost WEEKLY??

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  1. jallan12 Win User

    Why is Microsoft making me change my password almost WEEKLY??


    My computer prompts me to change my password every 7 to 10 days or so lately. Why is this happening, and how do I make it stop! 72 days would be reasonable, but this is not.


    I am running Windows 10, Home Version.

    :)
     
    jallan12, Sep 19, 2020
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  2. Arul_D Win User

    forgot then changed Microsoft account password

    Hi,

    Welcome to the Microsoft Community.

    I would suggest you to follow the below steps and check if it helps.

    • Try disconnecting the cable from the Internet:
      • If there is a Wi-Fi icon on the sign-in screen, click it and go to Airplane mode.
      • If there is a wired connection, disconnect the wire.
      • If sign-in is successful, let us know in the comments!
      • Also, we can then change to a local account, restart, and re-connect to the MSA.
      • If this works, please let us know!
    2. Try sign-in on another device (phone or PC) via the
    https://account.microsoft.com
    page.

    • If the sign-in is unsuccessful, stop and handle it like any other password issue.
    • If sign-in is successful there, don’t try resetting/changing the password, continue to the next step.
    3. Try using the On-Screen Keyboard to sign in on the PC.

    4. If that fails, make sure the PC is connected to the Internet (the connection icon should be visible in the lower right).

    Thank you.
     
    Arul_D, Sep 19, 2020
    #2
  3. Password of windows 10 changed to older one

    Hi Sedorikku,

    If you are using a Microsoft account as your sign-in credentials, the changes that you are making on your Microsoft account information will be synced to your Windows 10 device. If you changed the password for your Microsoft account, the changes will also
    be applied to your computer.

    Automatically changing the password is one of the limitations of Microsoft account. Here in Microsoft, we value the data and information security of our customer. Because of this, we highly suggest that you reset your account's password. It will be best
    if you'll enable the two-step verification on your account for additional account security. You can use these links as a reference:


    Let us know if further assistance is needed.

    If you think this was useful, you may "Mark it as an Answer" to help those who are facing the same problem.
     
    Darleen Pen, Sep 19, 2020
    #3
  4. Why is Microsoft making me change my password almost WEEKLY??

    account password change

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your response.

    Before we proceed, I would like you to provide the information stated below:

    1. Which version of Windows 10 is currently installed in your computer?

    2. Are you using a Microsoft Account to log into your computer?

    To open System Properties and check the version of Windows, follow the steps below:

    1. Open Run Command (Windows button+R).

    2. In the dialog box type control system and hit enter.

    If you are using a Microsoft Account to log into your system and you are unable to change the password, then I would suggest that you sign in online and change your password. Follow the steps below to do so.

    • 1. Click on the link below to open the Microsoft site, and then select
      Security & privacy.
    Microsoft account | Sign In or Create Your Account Today – Microsoft

    • Select Change password.

    • Enter your current password, then the new password you want, then enter the new password again.

    • Select Save.
    Hope this information helps.
     
    Vanessa Sohtun, Sep 19, 2020
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