Sign-in Questions  


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    Windows 10 Home
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    Sign-in Questions


    I have new Win 10, v1909, desktop (Dell). I already had Dell laptop with Win 7 that I converted to Win 10 when that option was provided. That version is 1809. The laptop version did not require a pin or password. All I do is click sign-in. However, the new desktop requires a pin (or password) to sign in. I contacted Dell Support when I began setting up the desktop and was told I had to use one or the other. Now I wonder if that is an absolute or if I misunderstood the "if" of that requirement?
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  2. Posts : 13,170
    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home
       #2

    Win10 Microsoft Account requires a password be set first then a PIN can be assigned. The PIN associates with the account and password.

    Or a Local Account can be established without a password.

    I have a few rehabbed Notebooks available for sale or permanent loan that I set to use only the Local Account on as I don't know what will happen to them when no longer in my possession.
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