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  1. Joined : Jul 2015
    FLorida
    Posts : 100
    Windows 10 Pro
       17 Aug 2015 #21

    toadstool said: View Post
    Come to think of it I did enter in a PIN when I was signing up for XBOX as it prompted me to choose but it was my understanding it would be for XBOX login or so I thought it never said it would be for me to login to my machine! What is the difference between a PIN and Password?
    I do have a picture I took of my failed attempts to logon and it says wrong password so Im assuming I was under a password system I did not see any other choice for PIN though the eyes are not as good as they once were.
    Depending on if you have PIN or Password selected that is what you must enter. You can't enter a PIN when it says Password, and vice versa.
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  2. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 13
    Windows 10
       17 Aug 2015 #22

    halasz said: View Post
    You can chose what is synched between devices. If you want to sync bookmarks and wallpaper but not apps for example you certainly can. You can't sync only certain apps though.

    Here is the tutorial for Windows 8/8.1 Sync Your Settings - Turn On or Off in Windows 8
    Thanks good to know I never installed 8 myself Im coming from 7, I wonder why they won't let you unsync
    apps separately as it is obvious they won't all work on certain machines/setups.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 13
    Windows 10
       17 Aug 2015 #23

    Bobby Phoenix said: View Post
    Depending on if you have PIN or Password selected that is what you must enter. You can't enter a PIN when it says Password, and vice versa.
    Aaah I see then I'm still confused as to what the difference/benefit is to having one over the other.
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  4. Joined : Jul 2015
    FLorida
    Posts : 100
    Windows 10 Pro
       17 Aug 2015 #24

    toadstool said: View Post
    Aaah I see then I'm still confused as to what the difference/benefit is to having one over the other.
    The difference is ease of access. If you have a password that is 18 characters along with numbers and symbols you can choose to create a PIN like 9713. Much easier to remember, and much quicker to sign in.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 30
    windows 10
       18 Aug 2015 #25

    Bobby Phoenix said: View Post
    The difference is ease of access. If you have a password that is 18 characters along with numbers and symbols you can choose to create a PIN like 9713. Much easier to remember, and much quicker to sign in.
    Ease of access is great using a PIN, however not so good for Security purposes....an 18 character password is far more secure.

    I'm thinking ahead now to when the 'retina' or 'fingerprint' password/security becomes the norm as this will certainly improve the security of the machine's access.
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