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  1. Posts : 51
    w7
       #1

    pin code


    Hi Group, I'm installing a new copy of windows 10 and I'm prompted to set a pin code. I dont want a pin code. I cant find a way around this. Is there a way I can do this without setting a pin code? I used to enjoy this a lot. Now, it's just a bunch of anger towards MS. Appreciate any ideas.
    Thanks
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  2. Posts : 66,588
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #2

    Hello,

    I'm afraid there's no way around having to set up a PIN during installation, but you are able to remove the PIN afterwards.

    Remove PIN from your Account in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 51
    w7
    Thread Starter
       #3

    older versions of w 10


    I remember in the past, I was able to install W 10 without any password, pin or any other login. It just booted straight to desktop. Is that even possible any more? Is there anywhere that older versions of W 10 can be found? Thanks.
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  4. Posts : 927
    Win 10
       #4

    awildttrout said:
    I remember in the past, I was able to install W 10 without any password, pin or any other login. It just booted straight to desktop. Is that even possible any more? Is there anywhere that older versions of W 10 can be found? Thanks.
    Just install without any internet connection and you can do that like old times.
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  5. Posts : 66,588
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #5

    awildttrout said:
    I remember in the past, I was able to install W 10 without any password, pin or any other login. It just booted straight to desktop. Is that even possible any more? Is there anywhere that older versions of W 10 can be found? Thanks.
    Yes, you can still set netplwiz to automatically sign in to an account at startup.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup
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  6. Posts : 18,321
    Windows 11 Pro
       #6

    Brink said:
    Hello,

    I'm afraid there's no way around having to set up a PIN during installation, but you are able to remove the PIN afterwards.

    Remove PIN from your Account in Windows 10
    When did Windows 10 start requiring a PIN to install? I've installed version 1909 many times and have never been required to enter a PIN.
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  7. Posts : 66,588
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #7

    NavyLCDR said:
    When did Windows 10 start requiring a PIN to install? I've installed version 1909 many times and have never been required to enter a PIN.
    Currently, it seems to only be required when setting up a Microsoft account while doing a clean install.
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  8. Posts : 18,321
    Windows 11 Pro
       #8

    Brink said:
    Currently, it seems to only be required when setting up a Microsoft account while doing a clean install.
    Well, maybe that explains it. I always start with a local account, because I want my user name to be just plain John. But when I do convert it to a Microsoft account, it does not require me to set a PIN.
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  9. Posts : 66,588
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #9

    NavyLCDR said:
    Well, maybe that explains it. I always start with a local account, because I want my user name to be just plain John. But when I do convert it to a Microsoft account, it does not require me to set a PIN.

    Yeah, it only does this during a clean install. MS should drop that requirement.
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  10. Posts : 51
    w7
    Thread Starter
       #10

    reply


    Thanks to all who replied. Installing with no wifi did it. MS has taken control of the install process and you do things their way.
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