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    PIN - Change for your Account in Windows 10

    PIN - Change for your Account in Windows 10

    How to Change the PIN for your Account in Windows 10
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    How to Change the PIN for your Account in Windows 10

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    You can create a PIN (Personal Identification Number) to use in place of passwords. Having a PIN makes it easier to sign in to Windows, apps, and services.

    When you sign-in to Windows 10 with a PIN number, you only need to type your PIN number without pressing Enter.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the PIN for your account in Windows 10.

    EXAMPLE: Sign-in to Windows 10 with PIN
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    Here's How:

    1. Open the Settings app, and click/tap on the Accounts icon.

    2. Click/tap on Sign-in options on the left side, and click/tap on the Change button under PIN on the right side. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Enter your current PIN at the top, enter a new PIN number you want for your account, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)
    Note   Note
    If you uncheck the Use a 4-digit PIN box, you will be able to enter a new PIN number longer than the 4 digit minimum.

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    4. When finished, you can close Settings if you like.

    That's it,

  1.    2017-01-08 #1

    How do I get to settings, if I can't log in?

    I need to change my PIN as my pc no longer recognizes it, and yet... if I can't get past the sign in screen, there appears to be no way to get to "settings"?
    I've also attempted to enter a password, which it also fails to recognize.
    I'm not a very techy person and have been all over the web trying to fix this problem, to no avail. Can someone here provide some instruction?
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       2017-01-08 #2

    Hello Welindsey, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Do you have another administrator account that you could sign in to?

    If so, then you could sign in to that account to change your account's password from so that you can sign in to your account and change your PIN afterwards.
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  3.    2017-01-08 #3

    Unfortunately, I'm the only user/administrator on this pc.
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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 15042
       2017-01-08 #4

    In that case, you could use OPTION FOUR in the tutorial below to enable the built-in Administrator account at boot. Afterwards, you could sign in to that account to do so.

    Administrator account - Enable or Disable in Windows 10
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