Windows 10: Why do I need to change my password &/or pin every 2/3 weeks!?

Discus and support Why do I need to change my password &/or pin every 2/3 weeks!? in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; I keep being asked to change my password/pin every 2/3 weeks. But only on my laptop! it does not do it on any other device and it is very frustrating.... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by ClaireRiley1, Oct 21, 2019.

  1. Why do I need to change my password &/or pin every 2/3 weeks!?


    I keep being asked to change my password/pin every 2/3 weeks. But only on my laptop! it does not do it on any other device and it is very frustrating. I also cant use the same password I have used before, which I get, but I haven't used the old passwords in years!

    It states "Your organization requires you to change you pin".


    It is a personal laptop; not an organisations.


    Help please!

    :)
     
    ClaireRiley1, Oct 21, 2019
    #1

  2. 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 21, 2019
    #2
  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 21, 2019
    #3
  4. RknRusty Win User

    Why do I need to change my password &/or pin every 2/3 weeks!?

    This week's updates changed my PIN to my Windows password


    This is my personal one-user PC. Upon booting, I usually enter a 4 digit PIN. This week's updates changed my PIN to my Windows password, the same one I use for live.com. I want to change it back, but am wary, as I've been confused with Windows passwords before.

    I just want someone here to confirm that if I use the PIN change shown in the picture, I am only affecting my device-specific PIN, and not anything else.

    Also, why would the update have changed my PIN anyway?
    Thanks,
    Rusty



    Why do I need to change my password &/or pin every 2/3 weeks!? [​IMG]
     
    RknRusty, Oct 21, 2019
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