Windows 10: Cannot use my PIN

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    Triple boot - Win 10 Pro, Win 10 Pro Insider (2) - (and a sprinkling of VMs)
       22 Apr 2017 #11

    Josey Wales said: View Post
    I rely on MR alone. I do not even use Restore Points.
    Same here, Josey. I'm trying to convert him! :)
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  2.    23 Apr 2017 #12

    I installed Macrium soon after getting this new PC nearly a year ago and fully intended to start taking regular images. A disicipline I'd never adopted in my 15 years with XP. But I found it pretty daunting and have still not got around to learning how to use it. So I'll be back for help here some day!

    Disappointed to hear SRs confined to C: Wonder if it's possible to reguarly move them across, and back again when an older restore is needed?

    Meanwhile expect to spend more time today trying to get my PIN back.

    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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  3.    23 Apr 2017 #13

    spunk said: View Post
    I would suggest you Run Microsoft account troubleshooter and check.
    Microsoft Account Troubleshooter
    You also can press CTRL+Alt+Del and choose to Change Password. Here you can also create a Recover Password disc.
    You can also go to Start/Search and type Credentials. Go to the Windows Credentials tab and View your Windows Credentials, Back them up, or Restore backed up credentials.
    If this still fails, Enable the Hidden Built In Administrator, log out as you, login as the Built in Admin, Here you can change the your user name Password or PIN. Be sure to Hide the Administrator account when done.
    As posted earlier, I tried changing pw and also looked at credentials but neither solved the problem. So I've now logged in as the (previously hidden) administrator. But what next? I see no way to access sign in options for MY account? And clicking 'Sign-in options' for this Administrator does nothing - just 'progress dots' scurrying across top of screen
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  5.    23 Apr 2017 #15

    Having spent far too long on this I forced myself to abandon it. I've instead removed the need for both pin AND password. On this solo-use PC that presents no significant security risk.

    For curiosity, academic interest and in case I ever decide to return to pin use, I'd still be interested to hear from anyone who has resolved the problem or has any further practical advice about it please.

    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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