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    Home Forums AskWoody support Windows Windows 10 Questions: Win10 Using PIN to sign into Windows 10

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      • #2379504
        ussrankin
        AskWoody Plus

        All my old computers let me sign in using a PIN. Booting up gives me a screen with my picture and a place to type my PIN. I type it and I’m in.

        My new computer doesn’t do that. Booting up gives me a blank picture, my nickname, and a button to push. I push it, and I’m in.

        I want my new computer to work like the old ones. How do I get that to happen?

        I think it has to do with using a Microsoft password.

         

        Lou Sander

      • #2379514
        Susan Bradley
        Manager

        Sounds like the new computer doesn’t have a password set?

        Add or remove accounts on your PC (microsoft.com)  You can add an Microsoft account by following that.

        Susan Bradley Patch Lady

      • #2379526
        Alex5723
        AskWoody Plus

        Windows 10: Setting up and using the Microsoft Hello PIN Log in

        Setup after first power on

        To setup a PIN from inside Windows 10, follow these steps:

        Click on the Windows Icon to open the Start menu.

        Type the text Sign-in options

        Click on the Key Icon in the search returns

        A settings window opens up

        Navigate down the right hand side of the page and locate the PIN settings

        Under PIN click the Add button

        You need to verify you know the current account password

        Then the standard setup windows appears asking you to type in a New PIN and then to confirm the PIN you entered.

        (There is a check box for including letters and special characters in the PIN – Using this option is down to either your personal preference or your companies security policy)

        Click on OK and log out or restart the PC to start using the PIN you’ve just created

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