Windows 10: Microsoft PIN cannot be added to sign in

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  1. masx Win User

    Microsoft PIN cannot be added to sign in


    Hello,
    When I set up my new ASUS laptop, Windows 10, it automatically used an Outlook email account for my sign in. I never did use a PIN for sign in. I also opted for the Local account sign in, as an alternative. Since then I had trouble with Internet Explorer which froze all the time and caused something to change so now I do not have the Microsoft account option to sign in, instead of using the Local account.
    I am not sure I get Windows updates now. And would like to get my Microsoft account back again.
    THIS is the problem, I click on FORGOT account password, go through all the actions to do that, and the last question is, what is your PASSWORD! lol. and then I was finally able to CHANGE my password again, and now it asks for my PIN to sign in! I NEVER HAD A PIN.
    And I go through the exact same thing and the last question after telling them I forgot my PIN, is to put in my current PIN?
    You can see this is ridiculous. And frustrating.
    Do I abandon the idea of using a Microsoft account for my puter?
    Thank if any suggestions.

    :)
     
    masx, Jul 8, 2019
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  2. 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, Jul 8, 2019
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  3. Adding Pin to sign in

    Try this one:

    • Go to C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\NGC.
    • In NGC folder delete all the files and be sure to logged as Administrator.
    • Go to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in Options.
    • Click Add a PIN and add a new PIN code for your account.
     
    c23abad5-7aae-4d2e-8430-67ffdc19cdd2, Jul 8, 2019
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  4. Microsoft PIN cannot be added to sign in

    Windows 10 Settings, Adding a pin not working.

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    Instead of entering a password, you can sign in quickly with a four-digit PIN. I suggest you to follow the steps below to create a PIN to make sure that you're following the right way :

    • Go to Start , and select Settings > Accounts >
      Sign-in options.
    • Under PIN, select Add.
    • If you don't have a password on your account, you'll need to create a password before you can create a PIN.
    • Confirm your current password, and then you can create a PIN.
    • Now you can sign in using your four-digit PIN.
    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Andria Maria Mendez, Jul 8, 2019
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