Windows 10: PIN/password issues

Discus and support PIN/password issues in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; Hi, I'm having issues logging in to my microsoft account using my laptop. When I tried to enter my PIN, I'm getting a message saying " Your password... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by ChrisDoroin1, May 18, 2020.

  1. PIN/password issues


    Hi, I'm having issues logging in to my microsoft account using my laptop. When I tried to enter my PIN, I'm getting a message saying " Your password was changed to a different device. You must sign in to this device once with your new password,and then you can sign in with your new PIN." So what instead I tried to enter my password instead however I'm getting another message saying " The password is incorrect. Make sure you're using the password for your Microsoft account. You can always reset it at account.live.com/password/reset" I did this multiple times already but still the new password doesn'tent work. I've restarted my PC multiple times already but still doesn't work. Don't know what else to do so can you please help me? Thanks and stay safe everyone.

    :)
     
    ChrisDoroin1, May 18, 2020
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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, May 18, 2020
    #2
  3. Have PIN for Windows 10 but need Windows password

    Hi,

    To set up a PIN on your Windows account, we suggest that you follow the steps below:



    • Type the word pin in the search box and select
      Set up PIN sign-in
      .

    • Under the PIN section, click the
      Add
      button.

    • Enter the password for your user account, then click the
      OK button.

    • Follow the instructions on the screen.

    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Aileen Alf, May 18, 2020
    #3
  4. PIN/password issues

    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, May 18, 2020
    #4
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