Windows 10: Logging in with PIN...Seems password is not what I thought I set it to

Discus and support Logging in with PIN...Seems password is not what I thought I set it to in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I can't imagine how I did this. My PC had some repair, and HP sent it back with a user of HP. I cahnged it to my name, and set up my old password (I... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by 56Kruiser, Feb 26, 2019.

  1. 56Kruiser Win User

    Logging in with PIN...Seems password is not what I thought I set it to


    I can't imagine how I did this. My PC had some repair, and HP sent it back with a user of HP. I cahnged it to my name, and set up my old password (I thought...don't know how I got it wrong when I had to verify it). But I also set up a PIN, and it has been having me login with that.

    I'm trying to access the computer from another, and am unsuccessful.

    So, I went to change the password just to see if that helps, and it tells me my password is wrong when I enter the current password in order to change it.

    I have no idea how to get out of this mess.

    Any suggestions?

    :)
     
    56Kruiser, Feb 26, 2019
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  2. Dyan Rey Win User

    Microsoft Account PIN and password

    We appreciate the screenshot that you provided. to start troubleshooting the issue with you logins, we suggest that you follow the steps below on how login pin goes back to password:

    • Click Start menu and go to Settings.
    • In Settings, click the Accounts icon.
    • Click on Sign-in options.
    • Change both your password and pin one by one.
    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Dyan Rey, Feb 26, 2019
    #2
  3. How do you reset windows 10 log on pin password

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting the query on Microsoft Community.

    I suggest you to try the steps provided below and check if it helps.

    • Click on Sign-in options on the log on screen. Select Microsoft account.
    • Try logging in using Microsoft account and password.
    • Once you log into the system, try to change the PIN under accounts/sign-in page.
    • Select the Start
      Logging in with PIN...Seems password is not what I thought I set it to [​IMG]
      button, then select
      Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options.
    • Try to reset the PIN.
    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Kalpana Shankarappa, Feb 26, 2019
    #3
  4. Logging in with PIN...Seems password is not what I thought I set it to

    Windows 10 Change password to pin

    Hi Ana,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community. I regret the inconvenience caused to you. Let me help you.



    Please share the details.


    • Are you able to log in to your desktop?

    • Do you see any error code along with the error message?
    I suggest you to go through the below steps and check if it helps.

    Follow these steps to set up a PIN on your Windows User Account:




    • Press the Windows +S key combination to display the Search box.

    • Type the word pin into the Search box, then click
      Set up PIN sign-in.

    • Find the “PIN” section and click the Add button.

    • Type in the password for your User Account, then click the
      Ok button.

    • Select and enter a 4 digit numeric pin, then enter it again for confirmation.

    • Exit the PIN setup utility.


    From now on you’ll be able to log in to your Windows account by entering your 4 digit PIN instead of your password.



    You can change your PIN at any time by following the steps below:




    • Press the Windows +S key combination to display the Search box.

    • Type the word pin into the Search box, then click Set up PIN sign-in.

    • Find the “PIN” section and click the Change button.

    • Enter your Windows password, then click the
      Ok button.

    • Select and enter a new 4 digit numeric pin, then enter it again for confirmation.

    • Click the Finish button.

    • Exit the PIN setup utility.
    Check if it helps.



    I hope the information helps. Please keep us posted on the issue. We will be happy to assist you accordingly.

    Thank you.
     
    Aswin_Anand, Feb 26, 2019
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