Want to remove Password Complexity requirements? In Windows 11 and Windows 10, it is possible to customize the Password Policy using the Local Security Policy panel. However, if the password doesn’t match the requirements, you might get an error saying The supplied password does not meet the requirements for passwords on this computer. If you get this error, follow this article to get rid of this problem.
The supplied password does not meet the requirements for passwords on this computer. it may be too short, too long, or too simple.
Whether you are using Windows 11 or Windows 10, you can create multiple user accounts and set their password as an administrator. As the number of security threats is increasing day by day, it is recommended to use a strong password everywhere.
It is possible to set a password requirement policy on Windows so that your users can always use a strong password. Whenever you enable this setting and try to replace the current password with a new one, which doesn’t meet the requirements, you will get this error.
Therefore, you have two ways to bypass this error on your computer. First, you can keep the password requirement policies intact and use a password accordingly. Second, you can disable the password requirement policy on your computer temporarily, change the password, and enable it again.
The supplied password does not meet the requirements for passwords on this computer
To fix The supplied password does not meet the requirements for passwords on this computer error, follow these steps:
- Use a strong password
- Disable password complexity requirements
To learn more about these steps, continue reading.
1] Use a strong password
As you are using the password complexity requirements feature, you might want your users to set a strong password always. That is good practice, and we recommend you do that. Talking about bypassing the error message, you must use a password to meet the requirements. However, if you forget the complexity requirements, you can open the Local Group Policy Editor or the Local Security Policy panel to know about them.
2] Disable password complexity requirements
It is the second solution, and it works when you do not want to use a strong password or use a password without matching the requirements. There are two ways to turn off the password complexity requirements on Windows 11/10, and you can use either method to get the job done. However, this article explains the procedure to turn it off using the Local Security Policy. For that, do the following:
- Press Win+R to open the Run prompt.
- Type secpol.msc and hit the Enter button.
- Go to Account Policies > Password Policy.
- Double-click on the Password must meet complexity requirements setting.
- Select the Disabled option.
- Click the OK button.
After that, you can change the password to your requirements.
What does the password must meet the password age requirements of the system minimum password age 1?
The minimum password age is one of the password policy settings in the Group Policy Editor. This setting determines the time period (in days) within which the password must be used before a user can change it. So, if the minimum password age is set to 1, that means the password must be used for a day before changing it. You can set the minimum password age between 1 and 998.
How do I change the minimum password age in Active Directory?
To change the minimum password age for a user account in Windows 11/10, open the Group Policy Editor window, and access the Password Policy security setting. The path is:
Computer Configuration > Windows Settings > Security Settings > Account Policies > Password Policy
Double-click on the Minimum password age setting and its Properties window will open. Enter a number between 1 and 998 in the Local Security Setting tab, and press OK. You can also 0 as the password age if you need to allow changes immediately.
I hope this guide helped you resolve the issue on your computer.
Read: Harden Windows Login Password Policy & Account Lockout Policy in Windows.