Windows 10: Windows suddenly asking for a PIN to login instead of Password

Discus and support Windows suddenly asking for a PIN to login instead of Password in Windows Hello & Lockscreen to solve the problem; My laptop only accepts a PIN even though I only remember setting up a password.I do not have an option to switch login optionsI also don't see power... Discussion in 'Windows Hello & Lockscreen' started by RandlMorales, Sep 12, 2021.

  1. Windows suddenly asking for a PIN to login instead of Password


    My laptop only accepts a PIN even though I only remember setting up a password.I do not have an option to switch login optionsI also don't see power options, which after doing some research, is the way where I can troubleshoot and uninstall latest updates. I am referencing these steps as described in this video https://youtu.be/nTARY8bEjas:Right click on the power option in the login screenWhile pressing shift, click on Restart and then Restart anywayChoose an Option screen appears, select TroubleshootSelect Advanced Options > Uninstall Updates > Uninstall the latest feature updateI trie

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    RandlMorales, Sep 12, 2021
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  2. Windows 10 asking for login password even after upgrading the virus protection on the PC instead of PIN password. How to switch back to PIN password?

    Hello Billy,



    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. We regret the inconvenience caused and will assist you in resolving the issue.



    Before assisting further, I would like to ask you few questions:

    • Do you see Sign-in options option on the lock screen?
    • Are you using Microsoft account to login into the user profile?


    If you have set an alpha-numeric password at the installation stage of Windows 10 OS and then changed the sign-in option to PIN password, you will be able to choose between the passwords entries at the login screen of the Windows.

    Method 1: I suggest you to check if you see the
    Sign-in options option on the lock screen. If you do, click on the option and check if you can choose and enter PIN password to access your user profile.



    Method 2: If the option is not presented on the lock screen and you are using Microsoft account to login into the user profile,
    I suggest you to change the login password from the link below and set PIN password to your user account by following the steps below.

    https://account.live.com/password/reset



    • Press Windows logo key on the keyboard, type Settings and select the top most search result.
    • Select Accounts from the options and click on
      Sign-in options
      from the left side panel of the window.
    • Click on Add under PIN settings, verify your account and setup a new PIN password for your user account.


    Write to us with the answers to the above questions and the status of the issue on the same post for further assistance. Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Sep 12, 2021
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  3. Gawin91 Win User
    Windows 10 asks for password instead of PIN

    I restarted my Windows 10 laptop and out of the blue, the login screen decides to ask for a password instead of my PIN which it usually does. Now I don't even remember if iIever set up a password, but if I did, I am very certain that there is only one I
    would have used, but it says it's incorrect. I want to ask if there is a way to make it ask for my PIN instead.

    Also, for some reason it isn't showing internet connection even though i have it connected through ethernet.
     
    Gawin91, Sep 12, 2021
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  4. vanowm Win User

    Windows suddenly asking for a PIN to login instead of Password

    Login switches to password instead of pin by itself upon wake


    Hello.

    I have a weird issue with Windows 10 Pro x64.
    Using microsoft account I setup a PIN. Most of the time it woks fine - when computer wakes up it asks for my pin. However time to time for no apparent reason when wakes up it asks for for password instead, I have to switch to pin at login screen, then it works fine for a while again.

    Anyone know what causing it and how to fix it (I don't want it ever ask for password by default)?

    Thank you.
     
    vanowm, Sep 12, 2021
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