Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

  1. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 2
       04 Jun 2015 #1

    lost option to login with PIN

    Hi, with the latest update of version lost the option to login with PIN ... how I can activate again? not appear as before.
    Last edited by Brink; 04 Jun 2015 at 20:06. Reason: Moved to new thread
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. Joined : Feb 2015
    Posts : 0
    Dual Boot 10 Pro v1607 10 Pro rs2 build 14971
       04 Jun 2015 #2

    This is one of the bugs in Build 10130. Hopefully they will patch it soon.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. Joined : Apr 2015
    Posts : 95
    win 10 pro
       05 Jun 2015 #3

    Hope this will be useful for you :
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. Joined : Jan 2014
    Oak Ridge TN, USA
    Posts : 23,934
    Windows 10 Pro x64
       05 Jun 2015 #4

    I did a clean install of 10130 and I had the option to set up a pin for log in,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,514
    Windows 10 Pro
       05 Jun 2015 #5

    Workaround that really works when the PIN set in an earlier build does not work after the upgrade to the build 10130:

    Go to Settings > Account, check first that you account does not need to be verified (tutorial, Option One Steps 1 to 3). Verify the account if needed, if verifying the account does not work (does not accept your password), jump to step 4 below.

    2.) Select Sign-in options, select I forgot my PIN:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2015-05-31_01h01_28.png 
Views:	42 
Size:	264.2 KB 
ID:	20771

    3.) Click Continue:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2015-05-31_20h15_35.png 
Views:	34 
Size:	21.5 KB 
ID:	20772

    4.) If you are asked your MS Account password and the system does not accept it but keeps asking it again and again, click Cancel then switch your MS Account to a local account (tutorial) and immediately thereafter reconnect to your MS Account (video). Resetting the PIN will now work.

    5.) Create a new PIN:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2015-05-31_20h16_56.png 
Views:	22 
Size:	11.1 KB 
ID:	20773
    (Notice that you can of course use the same PIN you had earlier which after the upgrade did not work.)

    6.) Sign out or restart. The PIN works now, this screenshot from a Build 10122 upgraded through Windows Update to Build 10130 and the above workaround applied:

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2015-06-05_14h30_10.png 
Views:	48 
Size:	78.4 KB 
ID:	20775

    In clean installs PIN works without this workaround "out-of-the-box". In upgrade installs PIN works "out-of-the-box" on all accounts, local or MS, which are created after the upgrade, or which were created before the upgrade but did not have the PIN.

    Last edited by Kari; 06 Jun 2015 at 13:45. Reason: Typos (worst of them at least) fixed
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. Joined : Jun 2015
    Posts : 2
       05 Jun 2015 #6

    Kari said: View Post
    thnks, works for me.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  7. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,514
    Windows 10 Pro
       05 Jun 2015 #7

    You are welcome .
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       08 Jan 2016 #8

    Remove PIN

    I had the same thing happen to me. I didn't realize at first that it was the new build that was put out. Will have to report that back to MS. All I did was go to Settings, Accounts, Signin Options and Remove my PIN and put in a new one. Worked like a charm.

    I will be looking at the next build MS pushes out to see if it does it again.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9. Joined : Oct 2013
    A Finnish ex-pat in Germany
    Posts : 9,514
    Windows 10 Pro
       08 Jan 2016 #9

    The option to remove the PIN was brought back in the build 10586, now removing it needs just a click:

    PIN - Remove from your Account in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	2016_01_08_13_26_481.png 
Views:	3 
Size:	77.5 KB 
ID:	57639
    Last edited by Brink; 08 Jan 2016 at 12:09. Reason: added tutorial link
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  10. Joined : Jan 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       20 Jan 2016 #10

    PIN Keeps Disapearring

    Well, it seems that Windows keeps losing my PIN. I'm on the Technical Preview Program so I have Build 11099 and I am not sure why the PIN keeps disappearing. If anybody has suggestions?
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Solved Lost visual of Network PC's
Lost networking again...the machine can't even see itself...all this happens when I reboot Saw the network when I installed last night, then I rebooted last night lost the network... This morning it couldn't see itself. Frustration x 10 :sarc: ...
Network and Sharing
Lost my Windows 8.1
Hello, I am not sure when it happened, but, somewhere along the line, the Windows 8 startup option quit working. Can it be recovered. I only have a pre-first W10 preview system image........ Any information or ideas, appreciated! glennc
Installation and Setup
lost everything
Turned pc on and bang lost ten was asking for me to buy. security license said expired. 10 manager said buy. what the heck happened?
General Support
Solved Lost the sleep option in the power menu in Win10 9926!
Ay-yi-yi. I reinstall Win10 ver 9926 to fix one problem only to run into another. On my power settings, I only have a setting for turning off the display. The usual sleep option is simply not there! I did a powerconfig setting default in a admin...
General Support
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 16:22.
Find Us
Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 10 Forums