Windows 10: Use PIN instead of Password

Discus and support Use PIN instead of Password in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I have two MS accounts. One is password/PIN protected and is Administrator also. The other frequently used is only Password protected. I tried to give... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by AslamSherwani, Oct 17, 2020.

  1. Use PIN instead of Password


    I have two MS accounts. One is password/PIN protected and is Administrator also. The other frequently used is only Password protected. I tried to give a PIN which is not accepted.


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    [Original Title: PIN INSTEAD PW]

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    AslamSherwani, Oct 17, 2020
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  2. Want to sign on with PIN instead of Password

    Thank you for your reply Person.

    Glad to know that the Pop up with the password manager is disabled with the above suggestion.

    Try the below suggestions to fix the issue with Signing in using PIN authentication.

    Steps 1: Launch the File Explorer.

    Step 2: Browse to this location, and delete the contents of the folder.

    C:\Windows\ServiceProfiles\LocalService\AppData\Local\Microsoft\NGC

    Step 3: Go to Settings (Press Windows
    and I key), Accounts > Sign in Options.

    Step 4: Click on Add a PIN and set your PIN.

    Step 5: Restart the computer and check the status of the issue.

    Hope it helps.

    Muralidhar

    Microsoft Community Moderator
     
    Muralidhar_G, Oct 17, 2020
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  3. 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, Oct 17, 2020
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  4. Use PIN instead of Password

    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, Oct 17, 2020
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