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  1.    01 Jun 2016 #20

    ICIT2LOL said: View Post
    Thanks Shawn so I have it right then if say this laptop has a PIN this PIN will not be needed to login to any 7 machines or another 10 machine?
    Correct,

    Brink said: View Post
    Your PIN will not be affected since a PIN does not sync. A PIN is device specific.
    A PIN on that device has no bearing on any other.
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    7 and 10 on various machines
       01 Jun 2016 #21

    Ok mate so one PIN one machine in other words 4 machines 4 PIN's.

    So when I do that clean install tomorrow if I change the current password to a PIN then I will have to use that PIN when using my Microsoft account to set the machine up.

    I think I will leave as is with my current password for Live that way I shall not get into any problems.
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  3.    01 Jun 2016 #22

    Yeah, but you aren't really changing a password to use a PIN, your password is still there for all your account actions that need it, you are just adding a PIN to sign in with on that machine, instead of using your password.

    PIN - Add to your Account in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Don't change your password because that will change it on all devices.
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  4. ICIT2LOL's Avatar
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       01 Jun 2016 #23

    Ok have got that now
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  5.    01 Jun 2016 #24

    ICIT2LOL said: View Post
    Ok have got that now
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  6.    15 Sep 2018 #25

    I posted here about fixing my start menu. One of the suggestions I found was to create a new user account.

    Start Menu Troubleshooter in Windows 10

    I'm trying to find the simplest way to do this. I don't log into my account now, and that's the way I would prefer it even if I create another account. Is this possible?
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       15 Sep 2018 #26

    Hello kitpzyxmsir,

    You could set Windows 10 to automatically sign in to any user account you want at startup.

    Sign in User Account Automatically at Windows 10 Startup | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  8.    15 Sep 2018 #27

    Which type of user account would you suggest to accomplish what I'm trying to do? I tried to set one up, but although it was listed, I didn't see how to switch to it?
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       15 Sep 2018 #28

    The new account's profile doesn't actually get created until after you sign in to the new account the first time.

    Afterwards, you should be able to switch to the account.

    I would recommend to make this new account an administrator account though.
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  10.    16 Sep 2018 #29

    I never added a new user before. This seems like an obvious question, but this is sort of an unconventional way of doing a fresh install to see if will result in an uncorrupted start menu right? Am I correct in assuming that if I want to add a new user, even if it is temporary, my current OS partition must be large enough to accommodate the size of two operating systems? I mean, I can't share the OS (or can I?), because even if I could, that would defeat the whole point?

    My active partition is only 40 GB. Do i need to resize it?

    Also, I"m getting "We couldn't connect to Microsoft family right now"..

    My current account is a local account.

    When I try to add someone else to this pc, entering a phone number or an email address does nothing.

    Trying to add a family member ends up with "Something went wrong"

    Do I have to "Sign in with a Microsoft account instead" to fix that? If so, can I eliminate the use of of password before rebooting?
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