Windows 10: Login switches to password instead of pin by itself upon wake


  1. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       26 Jul 2016 #1

    Login switches to password instead of pin by itself upon wake


    Hello.

    I have a weird issue with Windows 10 Pro x64.
    Using microsoft account I setup a PIN. Most of the time it woks fine - when computer wakes up it asks for my pin. However time to time for no apparent reason when wakes up it asks for for password instead, I have to switch to pin at login screen, then it works fine for a while again.

    Anyone know what causing it and how to fix it (I don't want it ever ask for password by default)?

    Thank you.
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  2. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       03 Dec 2016 #2

    vanowm said: View Post
    Hello.

    I have a weird issue with Windows 10 Pro x64.
    Using microsoft account I setup a PIN. Most of the time it woks fine - when computer wakes up it asks for my pin. However time to time for no apparent reason when wakes up it asks for for password instead, I have to switch to pin at login screen, then it works fine for a while again.

    Anyone know what causing it and how to fix it (I don't want it ever ask for password by default)?

    Thank you.
    I'm having the same issue since installing Bitdefender. Had Avast installed (paid version) but it went wonky and started blocking email along with other weird issues. It seems like it only happens when the PC is off overnight. I can reboot and get the PIN again, but when I shut down for the night, I always get the password. It's really annoying. Login was simple before, now I have to pay close attention. Wouldn't be so bad if I didn't have a 25+ digit VeraCrypt password before it. I'm considering getting rid of the password altogether.
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