Windows 10: Need to reset PIN

Discus and support Need to reset PIN in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hi I can't seem to find the correct place to reset my PIN. My user name and password are fine, it's just the PIN I need. Thanks in anticipation... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by PatriciaBurke2, Jul 6, 2019.

  1. Need to reset PIN


    I can't seem to find the correct place to reset my PIN. My user name and password are fine, it's just the PIN I need. Thanks in anticipation

    PatriciaBurke2, Jul 6, 2019
  2. 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 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.

    Mithin_EJ, Jul 6, 2019
  3. JayPhi Win User
    Clear "Pin suggested" list in People Bar

    Does anybody know how to clear the "Pin suggested" list on the "People bar"?

    Contacts are added to the "Pin suggested" list once you've pinned and unpinned them. But there seems to be no obvious way to remove them from that list.

    After playing around with this feature and pinning and unpinning many dummy contacts, it's rather annoying to see them in the "Pin suggested" list when you click on the "My People" icon in the taskbar.
    JayPhi, Jul 6, 2019
  4. Rose Cal Win User

    Need to reset PIN

    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
    on how you can reset your PIN.

    Keep us posted if you need additional help.
    Rose Cal, Jul 6, 2019

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