Windows 10: Forgot Admin Password and Pin, usually use fingerprint but now requires pin!

Discus and support Forgot Admin Password and Pin, usually use fingerprint but now requires pin! in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I usually use my fingerprint to log into the admin account which I do so rarely. I have a few other non-admin accounts on the laptop. When I tried... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by Bropper, Sep 7, 2018.

  1. Bropper Win User

    Forgot Admin Password and Pin, usually use fingerprint but now requires pin!


    I usually use my fingerprint to log into the admin account which I do so rarely. I have a few other non-admin accounts on the laptop.


    When I tried to log into the admin account today with the fingerprint it asks for my pin as well?! This seems to be an issue with some new update. So now I cannot access the admin account since I do not know the pin or password (although the fingerprint is recognized and requires an extra pin to be approved)


    This is entirely retarded, do I no longer have admin access for Windows 10 and I DO NOT WANT TO WIPE OUT MY COMPUTER TO RESTORE ADMIN ACCESS BEFORE ANYONE SUGGESTS THAT.

    :)
     
    Bropper, Sep 7, 2018
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  2. nic-- Win User

    PIN is required to login

    I used to login windows with my fingerprint.

    But now it required to login with my PIN and I forgot my PIN (even didn't remember that I set a PIN or not)

    I check on "forget PIN" but no response.

    I scan fingerprint and it required my PIN....

    How can I login with my fingerprint only?
     
    nic--, Sep 7, 2018
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  3. markg2 Win User
    PIN + Fingerprint but no password option?


    Preinstalled OS on new laptop w/fingerprint reader. Starting the machine I was prompted for a PIN and then my fingerprint but not a (the) password that I use on my Win7 machine and is required for various installed programs and the home network. I must be blind but Settings/Accounts/Sign-in Options is all for my MS account not the machine.

    Nothing under Settings/Privacy or /Updates and Security.

    Okay, I'll bite, where is 'give this OS a password' hidden?

    Mark
     
    markg2, Sep 7, 2018
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  4. carsonsw Win User

    Forgot Admin Password and Pin, usually use fingerprint but now requires pin!

    PIN is required to login

    Hey Nic,

    Unfortunately, A pin is required for biometrics .. the becomes your password. A pin is actually more secure than a password.

    It might seem less secure, but it is only stored on the machine and has additional safety checks. Basically, the Pin is the mechanism for any authentication (password, fingerprint, iris scan, face recognition ...).

    To answer your question: not currently Forgot Admin Password and Pin, usually use fingerprint but now requires pin! :(

    Regards,

    Carson
     
    carsonsw, Sep 7, 2018
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