Windows 10: Can't set a pin on windows 10

Discus and support Can't set a pin on windows 10 in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I have looked through the forums and the issue appears to be with a corrupted pin file. There are two possible solutions that I have seen suggested for... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Discover Film, Jun 27, 2019.

  1. Can't set a pin on windows 10


    I have looked through the forums and the issue appears to be with a corrupted pin file. There are two possible solutions that I have seen suggested for this. One is to log-in locally - I have tried this but it doesn't work. The second it to delete the existing pin file, but I have tried this and I don't have permission to delete even though I have admin access. Can somebody advise how to set a pin as this is annoying that every time I try to log in I get a pin error message. The error message I get is "Your pin is no longer available due to a change to the security settings on this device. " I then get caught in a loop where I am asked to try again but keep getting same error message.

    :)
     
    Discover Film, Jun 27, 2019
    #1

  2. Have PIN for Windows 10 but need Windows password

    Hi,

    To set up a PIN on your Windows account, we suggest that you follow the steps below:



    • Type the word pin in the search box and select
      Set up PIN sign-in
      .

    • Under the PIN section, click the
      Add
      button.

    • Enter the password for your user account, then click the
      OK button.

    • Follow the instructions on the screen.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Aileen Alf, Jun 27, 2019
    #2
  3. Rose Cal Win User
    Windows 10 PIN Sign-in

    Hi Pat,

    It is possible that the PIN set in an earlier build does not work after reinstalling Windows 10. To better assist you, we'd like clarify few things:

    • Which build and version of Windows 10 is installed on your computer?
    • Which build and version of Windows 10 are you using before reinstalling Windows?
    • Have you tried resetting your PIN?
    • Did you get any error messages after you verified the PIN you entered?

    Meanwhile, we suggest that you follow the steps in this
    article
    on how you can reset your PIN.

    Keep us posted if you need additional help.
     
    Rose Cal, Jun 27, 2019
    #3
  4. Can't set a pin on windows 10

    PIN at start up

    Hi Scott,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps how to Change PIN password:

    • In the search box, type settings.
    • Then Click on accounts.
    • Then on the left hand side click on sign in options.
    • Then you can Select Change PIN password and remove the pin.
    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Jun 27, 2019
    #4
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