Forgotten password on seldom used pc

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  1. lx07's Avatar
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       #11

    tinmar49 said:
    Makes great sense, Berton, except that I have been asked to use PIN's in 4 other pc's running W10, and chose letters and numbers.
    Depends on the policy set up but PIN certainly don't have to be just numeric. They can be punctuation, letters or a mixture.

    You can see this tutorial for setting up different lengths, alpha/numeric requirements etc if you are interested.

    Specify Maximum and Minimum PIN Length in Windows 10 | Tutorials

    Your problem may have been wrong keyboard layout was defaulted or num-lock was on. I often get PIN wrong as French keyboard you press shift + 1 to get a number one and on English you just press 1.
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       #12

    I have just this minute got 18298 update installed and it asked me for my PIN. As usual, I typed in four letters and one digit successfully.
    The pc which had the PIN troubles works with a numeric pin. I am reluctant to try changing it's PIN to the format of the rest of my pc's for fear of messing it up.
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  3. jimbo45's Avatar
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       #13

    tinmar49 said:
    I have just this minute got 18298 update installed and it asked me for my PIN. As usual, I typed in four letters and one digit successfully.
    The pc which had the PIN troubles works with a numeric pin. I am reluctant to try changing it's PIN to the format of the rest of my pc's for fear of messing it up.
    @tinmar49
    Hi folks
    as my background is engineering - I believe in the engineer's golden rule : "If it ain't broke -- don't fix it" !!!! pity Ms doesn't often follow that simple rule with Windows !!!

    However if you still want to change the pin number - why don't you backup the system first -- use Free Macrium or similar, then change pin number -- if it doesn't work or you get locked out of the system simply restore the previous image. Note - ensure you create the bootable restore program from Macrium or whatever backup product you are using - Macrium gets very good ratings on this forum BTW and for what you need it's 100% free.

    Cheers
    jimbo
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