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How to Disable the PIN Login and revert back to a Password Login in Windows 10

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  • How do I disable my PIN Login and go back to a password login on Windows 10? This should be simple selection but it seems to have been missed in the Windows 10 development. In Settings/Account/Your Account there was an option to Sign In with a different account than my Windows account. I went through the process of entering a new password, it warned me to back-up my work before applying, when it ran through the new configuration setup it restarted my PC but it still requires a PIN and not a password to login. 

    • Moved by Just KarlModerator Monday, November 2, 2015 3:12 PM Looking for the correct forum.
    Saturday, October 31, 2015 1:34 PM

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  • Looks like I solved my problem. In Settings/Account/Your Account it lets you configure the option to sign in with a Local Account or your Microsoft account password. I initially configured a local account password but when my PC was restarted it still asked me for a PIN to login. I went back to Settings/Account/Your Account and configured it to use my Microsoft account password. Once again when it restarted my PC it asked me for my PIN to login but what I noticed this time is below the PIN dialog box there was text displayed for Login Options. When you click on Login Options it allows you to select a PIN or Password. If you select Password the next time you try to login it remembers what used to login previously (password or PIN), so now it is prompting me for my password. The PIN option does not go away (it is still available under login options) but as long as it defaults to a Password for logging in this solves my issue. That said, there still should be a way to completely disable the PIN login option.

    Saturday, October 31, 2015 2:26 PM
  • Hello,

    The correct place to ask is in the Windows 10 forum on Microsoft Community.

    As the Microsoft Community is on a different platform, we cannot move the question for you.

    Once there, click on Participate near the top of the screen, and select 'Ask a Question' or 'Start a Discussion'

    Karl


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    Monday, November 2, 2015 3:11 PM
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  • Looks like I solved my problem. In Settings/Account/Your Account it lets you configure the option to sign in with a Local Account or your Microsoft account password. I initially configured a local account password but when my PC was restarted it still asked me for a PIN to login. I went back to Settings/Account/Your Account and configured it to use my Microsoft account password. Once again when it restarted my PC it asked me for my PIN to login but what I noticed this time is below the PIN dialog box there was text displayed for Login Options. When you click on Login Options it allows you to select a PIN or Password. If you select Password the next time you try to login it remembers what used to login previously (password or PIN), so now it is prompting me for my password. The PIN option does not go away (it is still available under login options) but as long as it defaults to a Password for logging in this solves my issue. That said, there still should be a way to completely disable the PIN login option.

    Saturday, October 31, 2015 2:26 PM
  • Hello,

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    Monday, November 2, 2015 3:11 PM
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  • Hello,

    The correct place to ask is in the Windows 10 forum on Microsoft Community.

    As the Microsoft Community is on a different platform, we cannot move the question for you.

    Once there, click on Participate near the top of the screen, and select 'Ask a Question' or 'Start a Discussion'

    Karl


    When you see answers and helpful posts, please click Vote As Helpful, Propose As Answer, and/or Mark As Answer.
    My Blog: Unlock PowerShell
    My Book: Windows PowerShell 2.0 Bible
    My E-mail: -join('6D73646E5F6B61726C406F75746C6F6F6B2E636F6D'-split'(?<=\G.{2})'|%{if($_){[char][int]"0x$_"}})

    Monday, November 2, 2015 3:11 PM
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