Windows 10: Windows Hello Requiring PIN to sign in. Fingerprint not saving

Discus and support Windows Hello Requiring PIN to sign in. Fingerprint not saving in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; I have a strange bug in my system. 1 I cannot seem to have my have Windows Hello log me in without needing a PIN. 2 When adding a fingerprint, It... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by Bryan2525, May 13, 2020.

  1. Bryan2525 Win User

    Windows Hello Requiring PIN to sign in. Fingerprint not saving


    I have a strange bug in my system.

    1 I cannot seem to have my have Windows Hello log me in without needing a PIN.


    2 When adding a fingerprint, It asks for me to set up a PIN. I already have a pin set up. So I put in that pin, it accepts it, and then doesn't save my fingerprint


    3 when I click on "Windows Hello PIN" under sign in options, it doesn't recognize that I have a PIN already. It tries to get me through the process to create one. In the middle of its request, it asks for my PIN to confirm my identity. I put it in, and it goes back to the options screen.




    I have reset my windows and updated all drivers. It is annoying.

    :)
     
    Bryan2525, May 13, 2020
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  2. Wullail Win User

    Enable Fingerprint Sign In Without PIN Sign In (Windows Hello)


    I don't think you can , the PIN is a backup in-case the fingerprint fails.
     
    Wullail, May 13, 2020
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  3. tjc4 Win User
    Enable Fingerprint Sign In Without PIN Sign In (Windows Hello)


    So I just reinstalled Windows 10 on my machine.

    Before I had it set up so that I could log in with a password or fingerprint.

    Now it seems my only options are (1) password only OR (2) password, PIN or fingerprint.

    I don't want PIN as a sign in option. But I have to enable PIN via "Windows Hello" before enabling Fingerprint sign in.

    And once I have fingerprint sign in enabled, if I remove the PIN I lose both PIN and fingerprint sign in options.

    Any ideas how I can set up password and fingerprint as my only two sign in options?
     
  4. Windows Hello Requiring PIN to sign in. Fingerprint not saving

    Enable Fingerprint Sign In Without PIN Sign In (Windows Hello)


    It must have been the upgrade that carried over your biometrics.

    I've been testing Win10 for nearly 2 years and only in the early days of the Tech preview did my fingerprint reader work without a PIN. It was far worse in the 1st few weeks (months?) with Hello - you had to sign-in with an MS account to be able to get a PIN - if you signed in with a Local account, you couldn't use the fingerprint reader!

    Now you just set the PIN and you can create your fingerprint record(s) ad it works with a Local account.

    Once MS introduced Hello a PIN was required for alternative authentication.

    Sure you can do the math on a 4-digit pin ... but that not how a PIN works.
    Windows Hello and privacy: FAQ - Microsoft Windows


    Microsoft Passport overview (Windows 10)
    Microsoft Passport guide (Windows 10)
    Manage identity verification using Microsoft Passport (Windows 10)
    Why a PIN is better than a password (Windows 10)

    To get the same complexity from a PIN ... you'd have to tie the pin to the device and the Trusted Platform Module; pass the authentication measures of PassPort technologies, add some form of user authentication (gesture, fingerprint, iris, face recognition .... )

    but that can't be as secure as a sophisticated open text password, eh? *Wink
    - just having a bit of fun with this ... because I hated it too ... at first until the 'fixed' it and then I looked it up.

    Bill
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    Slartybart, May 13, 2020
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