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    How to Sign in to Windows 10
    Published by Category: User Accounts
    23 Oct 2020
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    How to Sign in to Windows 10


    By default, you need to dismiss the lock screen and enter your credentials to sign in to Windows 10 with your account.

    This tutorial will show you how to sign in to Windows 10 with your user account.

    If Require Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts is turned on, Microsoft accounts will not have the Password or Picture Password sign in options available. Microsoft accounts will only have Windows Hello sign in options (ex: PIN, Face, Fingerprint, and or Security Key) they added available.




    Here's How:

    1 Dismiss (unlock) the lock screen by performing one of the actions below: (see screenshots below)

    If you are stuck on the lock screen and cannot dismiss it, you can press and hold on the power button to perform a hard shutdown, and press the power button again to power up (start) the computer to try again.


    • You must press the Ctrl+Alt+Delete keys if secure sign-in is enabled.
    • Press any key on the keyboard.
    • Click on the lock screen.
    • Tap on the lock screen if you have a touchscreen.
    • Swipe up on the lock screen if you have a touchscreen.

    Sign in to Windows 10-ctrl-alt-delete_lock_screen.jpgSign in to Windows 10-lock_screen.jpg

    2 If you have more than one added user account on the PC, select the user account you want to sign in to Windows with. (see screenshot below)

    Sign in to Windows 10-switch_user.jpg

    3 You can now click/tap on the Sign-in options link below your account picture to select to sign in using one of the account's added sign-in options below: (see screenshots below)


    Sign in to Windows 10-picture_password_button.png picture password
    Sign in to Windows 10-picture_password.jpg

    Sign in to Windows 10-fingerprint_button.png fingerprint (Windows Hello)
    Sign in to Windows 10-windows_hello-fingerprint.jpg

    Sign in to Windows 10-password_button.png password
    Sign in to Windows 10-password.jpg

    Sign in to Windows 10-pin_button.png PIN (Windows Hello)
    Sign in to Windows 10-pin.jpg

    Sign in to Windows 10-face_button.png face (Windows Hello)
    Sign in to Windows 10-windows_hello-face.jpg


    That's it,
    Shawn


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  1. Sumit Dhiman's Avatar
    Posts : 363
    Windows 10
       #1

    Hi Shawn,

    In Windows 10 20H2, I no longer see a password sign in prompt. Do you see the same too?
    Sign in to Windows 10-image.jpg
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro for Workstations build 21390
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       #2

    Sumit Dhiman said:
    Hi Shawn,

    In Windows 10 20H2, I no longer see a password sign in prompt. Do you see the same too?
    Hello Sumit,

    This appears to be normal if Require Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts is turned on. Microsoft accounts will not have the Password or Picture Password sign in options available when turned on since they are not part of Windows Hello.

    I added a note at the top of the tutorial now to help make this better known.
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  3. Sumit Dhiman's Avatar
    Posts : 363
    Windows 10
       #3

    Brink said:
    Hello Sumit,

    This appears to be normal if Require Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accounts is turned on. Microsoft accounts will not have the Password or Picture Password sign in options available when turned on since they are not part of Windows Hello.

    I added a note at the top of the tutorial now to help make this better known.
    Thanks, appreciate the response :)
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