Windows 10: PIN's -- not so fast

Discus and support PIN's -- not so fast in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; Typing a PIN is admittedly quicker and easier than a cumbersome password. I ran into a situation yesterday that gave me pause. After the latest... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by markg2, Aug 8, 2019.

  1. markg2 Win User

    PIN's -- not so fast


    Typing a PIN is admittedly quicker and easier than a cumbersome password.

    I ran into a situation yesterday that gave me pause.

    After the latest update Network Connections were reset to require a password (home) when I attempted to open another machine from mine. The problem being...Windows wanted the password and not the PIN.

    Well, after all this time of using either a PIN or fingerprint, I could not get the password correct. I thought I'd used my OneDrive/Live password but that failed along with the only credentials I had saved to my contacts.

    Two questions:
    1. If PIN's are to be used synonymously with/in the place of passwords, then why not consistently throughout?

    2. Is there a way to reset the password without knowing the current password?

    Mark

    :)
     
    markg2, Aug 8, 2019
    #1
  2. 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, Aug 8, 2019
    #2
  3. PIN at start up

    Hi Scott,

    Welcome to Microsoft Community and thank you for your interest in Windows 10.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps how to Change PIN password:

    • In the search box, type settings.
    • Then Click on accounts.
    • Then on the left hand side click on sign in options.
    • Then you can Select Change PIN password and remove the pin.
    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
    Karthicka_R, Aug 8, 2019
    #3
  4. JayPhi Win User

    PIN's -- not so fast

    Clear "Pin suggested" list in People Bar


    Thanks Josey Wales,

    I can pin and unpin People contacts to the taskbar without problems, but these contacts will still show up on the "Pin suggested" list. It's this list I want to clear, because some contacts or double and some are dummy contacts. It's not that big of a deal, but it's rather annoying to have them suggested to me.
     
    JayPhi, Aug 8, 2019
    #4
Thema:

PIN's -- not so fast

Loading...
  1. PIN's -- not so fast - Similar Threads - PIN's fast

  2. Settings will not let me manage Windows Hello (fingerprint and PIN)

    in Windows Hello & Lockscreen
    Settings will not let me manage Windows Hello (fingerprint and PIN): I have an HP Envy which comes with Fingerprint, and I have previously set up and used PIN to log in to my computer. Now it won't let me use either and I can't manage them either. It's showing the same message you see, and when I click it says "Something went wrong. Try again...
  3. Can’t pair Bluetooth keyboard, Check the PIN and try connecting again

    in Windows 10 News
    Can’t pair Bluetooth keyboard, Check the PIN and try connecting again: [ATTACH] [ATTACH]You can run into a problem while connecting or pairing your Bluetooth keyboard with your Windows 10 computer. Often, this happens when you have disabled the Bluetooth option. If not, you can still get it along with an error message [...] This post Can’t pair...
  4. Cannot use PIN code to view passwords using Credential Manager

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Cannot use PIN code to view passwords using Credential Manager: When viewing passwords in credential manager I usually type in my PIN number when prompted but now it wont take it and keeps asking for userid and password. I have tried several ids but it doesnt work. I prefer to use my PIN. I have no problems logging in to windows using my...
  5. PIN not working during login

    in Windows Hello & Lockscreen
    PIN not working during login: while signing in i have a pin with "." [dot] in it but now suddenly "." stopped working only in pin code other time it is fine what to do now? https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/all/pin-not-working-during-login/ac536566-e825-4274-abd4-c35339d9d2ce
  6. I do not want to use a PIN. I want to use a Password. How hard is it?

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    I do not want to use a PIN. I want to use a Password. How hard is it?: Ok, first.....I did not fall off the turnip wagon this morning and whack my head on a Maple tree. Using a PIN in place of passwords and two-step verification is one of the most insane, unsafe, non-secure things anyone could do. I do not want the stupid PIN, I will not...
  7. Apps disappeared from my pin and start bar

    in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging
    Apps disappeared from my pin and start bar: I can't find Microsoft store or Microsoft edge anywhere on my hp desktop and when I type in for example "Edge" or "Microsoft Store" in the search bar nothing comes up, please help!...
  8. Use PIN but not password

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    Use PIN but not password: I use my Microsoft password to access several devices. Other people use my password to access some of the devices, which is OK becauise I only have shared work data on them. However, I also use the same password on my main PC, on which I also have private data. I use a PIN on...
  9. How to add a pin to Windows 10

    in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security
    How to add a pin to Windows 10: I have a new computer with windows 10 which automatically opens at start without requesting a pin. Could you lease let me know how to install a pin to open and lock the computer....
  10. Pin simple desktop shortcut to taskbar

    in Windows 10 Customization
    Pin simple desktop shortcut to taskbar: Using Windows 10, created a simple shortcut to take me to the desktop. Want to pin it to the Taskbar so I can easily get back tot he desktop at anytime. Yes I know you can click on the far right of the bar on the bottom of the screen, but as far as I can tell you have to be...