Need to remove pin number at startup.


  1. Posts : 53
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    Need to remove pin number at startup.


    I have a Windows 10 Home pc. I recently got this pc (my second) back from shop. Of course on setup you have to put in a pin number, which I did. And every time you boot Windows you have to put in the pin. I keep reading there is a way that I can remove pin, but "Remove" is not highlighted. Okay, you go to settings/Accounts/Sign In Options on the left side of screen/ select "Windows Hello Pin"/a screen drops down from it. It has "Change" high lighted, but "Remove" is not high lighted. So I can't select "Remove". After that there is nothing I can do. So is there a way to do away with the pin login? Thanks for the ideas.
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  2. Matthew Wai's Avatar
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    Remove PIN from your Account in Windows 10
    How to Remove PIN Login From Windows 10 Startup
    Scroll down to "Windows Hello PIN Remove button grayed out"

    If you canít click on the Remove button because itís grayed out under Windows Hello PIN, it means you have the ďRequire Windows Hello sign-in for Microsoft accountsĒ option enabled. Disable it and the PIN remove button will be clickable again.
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  3. Paul Black's Avatar
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    Hello @Earth1957,

    Have you seen this Tutorial? . . .

    > Remove PIN from your Account in Windows 10

    I hope this helps.
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  5. Posts : 53
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    Thread Starter
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    I have not done it yet, one other easy question


    Please excuse me for being like a rookie when it comes to pc's and following instructions. Yes I turned off the slider to allow me to remove pin. But I have not done it yet. I really just wanted to know if by doing so would make Windows "Sign On" if I would have to use a password to enter Windows. Reason I said this is because I was having trouble signing in to Microsoft. Before I knew it, my password entries were used up and I have been locked out of signing in to Microsoft for 24 hours roughly anyway. And so the time is almost up. Yes I was waiting on the time. Excuse me for not responding earlier to your replies, but I do understand what I should do now. All who responded thank you. Now I need to get my password right with Microsoft. Earth1957

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    Earth1957 said:
    Please excuse me for being like a rookie when it comes to pc's and following instructions. Yes I turned off the slider to allow me to remove pin. But I have not done it yet. I really just wanted to know if by doing so would make Windows "Sign On" if I would have to use a password to enter Windows. Reason I said this is because I was having trouble signing in to Microsoft. Before I knew it, my password entries were used up and I have been locked out of signing in to Microsoft for 24 hours roughly anyway. And so the time is almost up. Yes I was waiting on the time. Excuse me for not responding earlier to your replies, but I do understand what I should do now. All who responded thank you. Now I need to get my password right with Microsoft. Earth1957
    Okay, it's all done and working right. No more pins or passwords at windows login. There was one added step I had to do. After removing pin, Windows would ask for the password. After hitting Windows key and R took me to a step I had to do and that was typing in "netplwiz" and it takes you to another screen where you uncheck where others have to enter a password. I would type password and retype it before pressing enter or whatever it was. Bingo it is all taken care of. Thanks people. This is solved.
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