PAT not accepted instead of password when cloning a repo

I am using Github with windows 10 development machines. One of them stopped synching or cloning,. so I am trying to set up PAT access. But when I try to clone and paste the PAT in as the password, it just tells me support for passwords ended on august 13, 2021. SO it is not recognising my PAT as a password. How do I get around this ?

Are you running latest git version?
You can use [Sign in with browser] option does that work for you?

Otherwise failures are normally a result of have invalid cached credentials in local Credential Manager. Delete and reenter when prompted by executing an autheticated git command
Hard coded definition in you local gitconfig files