FIX: Supplied password does not meet the requirements for passwords on Windows 10 (Solved)

FIX: Supplied password does not meet the requirements for passwords on Windows 10 (Solved)

If you try to remove or change the password for a user in Windows 10 and you receive the error “The supplied password does not meet the requirements for passwords on this computer. It may too short, too long, or too simple.”, continue reading below to dix the problem.

FIX: Supplied password does not meet the requirements for passwords on Windows 10

The “Supplied Password does not meet password requirements” error in Windows 10, is due to the Password must meet complexity requirements policy that requires all users to use strong passwords, which have at least eight characters and include a combination of letters, numbers, and symbols.

The requirement to secure your account with a complex password is not really a problem, because it helps prevent unauthorized users from accessing your computer using manual ways or automated tools that guess passwords.

However, if you don’t want to use a complex password and you receive the message “The password provided does not meet the password requirements”, continue below to solve the problem.

How to FIX: Windows 10 Supplied password does not meet the requirements for passwords.

Method 1. Disable Password Complexity Requirements.

The first method to solve error “provided password does not meet requirements” in Windows 10 Pro is to disable the Password Complexity Requirements policy:

1. Open the Local Security Policy editor. To do that: *

    1. Simultaneously press the Windows image + R keys to open run command box.
    2. Type secpol.msc and press Enter.

* Note: Additionally you can open the Group Policy Editor (gpedit.msc) and at the next step navigate at:

  • Computer ConfigurationWindows SettingsSecurity SettingsAccount PoliciesPassword Policy

Local Security Editor

2. In Local Security Policy, navigate to:

  • Security Settings -> Account Policy -> Password Policy

3a. At the right pane, double-click at Password must meet complexity requirements policy.

Password must meet complexity requirements

b. Set the policy to Disabled and click OK.

Disable Password Complexity Requirements

4. Also set the values at the following policies to 0 (Zero):

  • Minimum password age: 0 Days
  • Minimum password length to 0 characters

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5. Close the Local Security Policy editor and try to change the password. If you receive the same error, continue to method 2 below.

Method 2. FIX Supplied password does not meet the requirements on Computers/Laptops.

If you receive the “password provided does not meet password requirements” error on an PC, proceed and uninstall HP’s Security software:

1. Navigate to Programs and features in control panel. To do that:

      1. Simultaneously press the Windows image + R keys to open run command box.
      2. In run command box, type: appwiz.cpl and press Enter.

appwiz.cpl - Programs and Features

2. Select and uninstall the following software.

  • Protect Tools
  • Client Access Manager
  • Client Security Manager

HP Password does not meet password requirements

3. After uninstall, reboot your PC and then try to change the password. This time you will be able to change it without any problem.

That’s it! Which method worked for you?
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