Windows 10: Enable or Disable PIN Reset at Sign-in in Windows 10

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    Enable or Disable PIN Reset at Sign-in in Windows 10


    How to: Enable or Disable PIN Reset at Sign-in in Windows 10

    Enable or Disable PIN Reset at Sign-in in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Information PIN (Personal Identification Number). You can use this PIN to sign in to Windows, apps, and services.

    One important difference between a password and a Hello PIN is that the PIN is tied to the specific device on which it was set up. That PIN is useless to anyone without that specific hardware. Someone who steals your password can sign in to your account from anywhere, but if they steal your PIN, they'd have to steal your physical device too!

    Even you can't use that PIN anywhere except on that specific device. If you want to sign in on multiple devices, you have to set up Hello on each device.

    If you forgot your reset the PIN at sign-in.

    This tutorial will show you how to enable or disable PIN reset at sign-in for all Microsoft accounts on the PC in Windows 10.

    You must be signed in as an administrator to enable or disable PIN reset at sign-in.

    Enable or Disable PIN Reset at Sign-in in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Note If you disabled PIN reset at sign-in, it will remove the I forgot my PIN link on the sign-in screen for all Microsoft accounts on the PC.

    When you boot to Safe Mode, you will only be able to sign in with your password.

    EXAMPLE: "I forgot my PIN" link on Sign-in screen to reset PIN

    Enable or Disable PIN Reset at Sign-in in Windows 10 [​IMG]




    Here's How:

    Enable or Disable PIN Reset at Sign-in in Windows 10 [​IMG]
    Note The downloadable .reg files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\NgcPin

    EnablePinReset DWORD

    0 = Disable
    f (hex) or 15 (decimal) = Enable


    1. Do step 2 (enable) or step 3 (disable) below for what you would like to do.


    2. To Enable PIN Reset at Sign-in for Microsoft Accounts
    NOTE: This is the default setting.
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Enable_PIN_reset_on_sign-in_screen_for_Microsoft_accounts.reg

    Download

    3. To Disable PIN Reset at Sign-in for Microsoft Accounts
    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Disable_PIN_reset_on_sign-in_screen_for_Microsoft_accounts.reg

    Download
    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn


    Related Tutorials

    :)
     
    Brink, Nov 21, 2016
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  2. Disable Sign In PIN

    Hi I'm Peter an independent advisor, if you want to disable Windows 10 PIN sign in option, you can do it in this way.

    Step 1: Press Windows and R key on the keyboard and enter gpedit.msc on Run open box. Then, press Enter or click the OK button to access Local Group Policy Editor.

    run gpedit.msc

    Step 2: In this interface, access Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Systems > Logon > Turn on PIN sign-in.

    turn on PIN sign in option

    Step 3: Double click Turn on PIN sign-in, and set this option to Disabled. Then click OK and Apply button. After that, the PIN sign in option is disabled.
     
    PeterFlynn4, Oct 26, 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, Oct 26, 2019
    #3
  4. Enable or Disable PIN Reset at Sign-in in Windows 10

    Disable Sign In PIN

    Hello,

    You can also disable PIN using registry. Try these steps:

    1. Open Registry Editor.
    2. Go to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\System.
    3. Set AllowDomainPINLogon to 0.
    4. Close Registry Editor and reboot your system.

    Hope this helps!
     
    Kapil Arya MVP, Oct 26, 2019
    #4
  5. Remove sign in pin

    Hi Joel,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community. Your interest in Windows 10 is much appreciated.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps to remove the sign in pin/password options.

    • In the search box type sign-in-option.
    • Click on the sign-in-option.
    • Then you can find password/pin/picture password.
    • There you can remove the option and check.
    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Oct 26, 2019
    #5
  6. Mithin_EJ Win User
    Can't reset my PIN

    Hi SQxAe,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    1. Were there any changes made to the operating system recently?
    2. Is the system connected with Wired or wireless connection?

    If you are using wireless connection, I suggest you to plug in to the Ethernet cable and try entering the password. I also suggest you to change the Microsoft password by login to
    login.live.com from other device. Try entering the password through
    on-screen keyboard.

    I also suggest you to enable build-in admin account using command prompt from WinRE, follow the below steps, and check if that helps.

    Step: Enable built-in admin from WinRE.

    1. On the login screen click on the power button at the bottom right corner of the screen.
    2. Hold Shift key and click on restart.
    3. Click on Troubleshoot.
    4. Click on Advanced options.
    5. Click on Command Prompt.
    6. Type the command net user administrator /active:yes and press Enter key.
    7. Once logged in to the built in admin account, try changing the current user account password.

    If you are unable to change the password for the account, I suggest you to create a new user account. Follow the steps from the article to create a new user account

    Create a local user or administrator account in Windows 10


    I also suggest you to refer this article on
    PIN sign-in issues
    , and check if that helps.

    I look forward to hearing from you soon.

    Regards,
     
    Mithin_EJ, Oct 26, 2019
    #6
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