Windows 10: Unable to create PIN to use instead of my current password


  1. Posts : 9
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       11 Jun 2016 #1

    Unable to create PIN to use instead of my current password


    Unable to create PIN to use instead of my current password. Tried several times to add a PIN as per instructions but kept getting error message "something went wrong. Try again later". I have done the same with my laptop without any problems but first time I tried to create a PIN for my desktop (Windows 10 Home 64-bit, free upgrade from win 7 more than a moth). Your help is much appreciated.
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  2. Posts : 2,733
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       11 Jun 2016 #2

    Daman16 said: View Post
    Unable to create PIN to use instead of my current password. Tried several times to add a PIN as per instructions but kept getting error message "something went wrong. Try again later". I have done the same with my laptop without any problems but first time I tried to create a PIN for my desktop (Windows 10 Home 64-bit, free upgrade from win 7 more than a moth). Your help is much appreciated.
    As I understand it one has to be logged onto the computer using the Microsoft account password and connected to the Internet before a PIN number can be assigned, least-ways that's how it worked for me.
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  3. Posts : 9
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       12 Jun 2016 #3

    Thanks Berton,
    My password account is shown in Settings as "Local Account Administrator". Exactly like the one in my laptop. Is this different? It is connected to Internet.
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  4. Posts : 2,733
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       12 Jun 2016 #4

    Daman16 said: View Post
    Thanks Berton,
    My password account is shown in Settings as "Local Account Administrator". Exactly like the one in my laptop. Is this different? It is connected to Internet.
    I have both a Microsoft Account [using my Hotmail E-Mail address] and a Local Account. Both have Administrative Rights. There's some things I can't do involving Microsoft using my Local Account so I have to switch over to my Microsoft Account.
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  5. Posts : 9
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       13 Jun 2016 #5

    Berton said: View Post
    I have both a Microsoft Account [using my Hotmail E-Mail address] and a Local Account. Both have Administrative Rights. There's some things I can't do involving Microsoft using my Local Account so I have to switch over to my Microsoft Account.
    I have created a Microsoft account but still won't let me set up a PIN for some reason. Any other ideas ?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec


 

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