Windows 10: Why the <bleep> is MS forcing me to use a PIN?

Discus and support Why the is MS forcing me to use a PIN? in User Accounts and Family Safety to solve the problem; I recently installed Windows 10 Pro on a new (to me) laptop. It forced me to choose a PIN during installation, and absolutely would not let me cancel... Discussion in 'User Accounts and Family Safety' started by imrazor, Jul 11, 2018.

  1. imrazor Win User

    Why the is MS forcing me to use a PIN?


    I recently installed Windows 10 Pro on a new (to me) laptop. It forced me to choose a PIN during installation, and absolutely would not let me cancel PIN creation, though I tried many times. So I thought, OK, I'll just set up the stupid PIN and delete it after installation. I continued with the installation, and was prompted for the PIN at first boot.

    I then logged in with the PIN, deleted the PIN, logged out, and got the familiar *password* screen, just as I wanted. But after logging in, once again I was forced to create a PIN, with no recourse.

    How do I stop this insanity?

    :)
     
    imrazor, Jul 11, 2018
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  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, Jul 11, 2018
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  3. Since recent update KB3200970 I cannot use nor setup a PIN to sign in and MS Office2016 disappeared

    Thank you for the update. We suggest for you to reset the login PIN. Here are the steps:

    • Click on the Start Menu and select settings.
    • Now select Accounts.
    • Next select the tab Sign-in option.
    • Click on I Forget the PIN and follow the on screen instructions.

    Update us with the result.
     
    PreciousLeb, Jul 11, 2018
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  4. Why the is MS forcing me to use a PIN?

    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, Jul 11, 2018
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