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After you have run Windows XP for a while, you may receive this message when you log on: "Your password will expire in 14 days.....".
By default, Windows XP is set up with passwords which will expire after 42 days. 14 days in advance, Windows will start warning you of this fact. If you do not want your passwords to expire:
Go to the Control Panel, Administrative Tools, Computer Management.
Once you have opened Computer Management, expand Local Users and Groups. Click Users. Double-click a user, in the General tab, click the "Password never expires" check box. Click OK. Do this to each account.
You can make a global setting if you are using Windows XP Professional.
Start Menu, Run --> gpedit.msc
Expand Windows Settings under Computer Configuration. Expand Security Settings, expand Account Polices, click Password Policy. Double-click "Maximum password age" and set to 0 (zero).