Disable Windows 10 Pro PIN complexity rules

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  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10/Linux Mint 18
       #11

    pmbAustin said:
    The point is it HAS changed. I always had a simple PIN, that is now drilled into my muscle memory, and I don't want to change it because there should be no need to change it. I just want to disable this NEW requirement so I can continue using this test device for insider builds as I always have. And when I have a thousand things to remember already, adding one more is just not going to happen. Surely there has GOT to be a way to get around this stupid new enforcement...
    I completely agree. I have had the same pin for nearly 2 years now, and now I am forced to change because Microsoft thinks everyone needs a secure way to login to there own device. Not everyone needs to protect sensitive data. This PC is for websurfing, weather, and sandboxing software that I don't trust. It don't use it for online payments, filing tax returns, etc. I do not need this extra security.

    EDIT: I forgot to mention that my pin stayed in place after the upgrade from anniversary update to creators update. It wasn't until I performed a complete reinstall that this is a requirement. I may have to install the anniversary update, set my pin, then upgrade to creators update.
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  2. Posts : 1
    Win10Pro
       #12

    Have you found a fix? I have spent weeks trying to do this and I'm losing sleep over it. Such a stupid requirement.
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  3. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #13

    Any solution for this problem? I am really hating Microsoft's compulsion to use a PIN without common patterns. Please help, anyone.
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  4. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #14

    Interesting discussion and opinions, my son has Cerebral Palsy and cannot type very well, some time ago I thought it would be good training to set up a PIN for him that was short and simple and he has mastered the skill and we are rather proud of him. Anything beyond 4 digits and it's game over. Now I upgraded his pc for him to creators, he is denied the feeling of achievement it gave him to logon on his own. Sadly, I guess I will have to auto logon the pc (all or nothing I guess)
    That sucks, and so for slightly different reasons, I have to agree with pmbAustin, extremely frustrating!
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  5. Posts : 1
    win10
       #15

    Kari said:

    I find it extremely amusing when people complain about tiny microscopic matters like this. This "Stupid new enforcement" in question adds an additional layer to Windows security being totally logical.

    It's like people complaining when paying something with credit card and they are asked to show an ID, yet if their card was stolen and used by someone else their first complaint is why on earth didn't the shop ask card holder's ID.

    As I said, tough. Don't use a PIN or go back to old Windows version.

    Kari
    You must have very interesting people around you, i used my pc over 20 years, and i didn't needed to set any password. Untill i ligen in microsoft account in win 10. I loged to my pc by accident and i needed to set password as my computer was sended to repair so it was 1234. I think it is stupid to need anything to log in, to personal pc. But hey You thing it is safer, then i will take Your disc out and read data outside. I dont need to have your 2765 or sth pin.

    But, anybody find fix to this problem?
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  6. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       #16

    Kari said:
    I find it extremely amusing when people complain about tiny microscopic matters like this. This "Stupid new enforcement" in question adds an additional layer to Windows security being totally logical.
    I made an account specifically to reply to this.

    I used to unlock my PC by entering a pattern on my numpad.
    The only reason I used a pin at all was to prevent light snooping. I wouldn't want someone accidentally waking it up and seeing the last thing I was working on, so I lock it.
    Simple.
    After reinstalling, however, there was a brand new layer of complexity requirements dropped on me out of nowhere.
    While, yes, I agree with you that it is more secure, it shouldn't be Microsoft's concern how I protect MY computer.
    And that's my point.
    It is MY computer and I deserve the right to f**k it up however I damn please.

    Kari said:
    It's like people complaining when paying something with credit card and they are asked to show an ID, yet if their card was stolen and used by someone else their first complaint is why on earth didn't the shop ask card holder's ID.
    Also, no... what?
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  7. Posts : 37
    win10 insider Enterprise
       #17

    Click the box to allow Letters & special Characters - then the complexity rule doesn't apply.. so you can use xxxx or zzzz or even probably four comma's. Periods probably wont work, not special enough.
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  8. Posts : 1
    win10
       #18

    2222


    mikiep said:
    Click the box to allow Letters & special Characters - then the complexity rule doesn't apply.. so you can use xxxx or zzzz or even probably four comma's. Periods probably wont work, not special enough.
    Great work around - but I still think I should be able to use 2222 (instead of qqqq) like I always have for the last 40 years of personal computing with all my devices. Surely it's my problem if I get hacked every day and need to reinstall win10 again on a daily basis - not microsofts. FFS the probability of 2222 being the PIN is 1 in 10,000, equal to the probability of it being 7194 (or any other birthday/number type sequence). At the moment of course the probability is 1 in infinity. When using a remote control on my TV, I like my pins to be this simple as well, so I don't need to navigate to letters or multiple digits. Also I can POUND in 222222222 while the PC monitor is still asleep, and the PC will be awake by the time the monitor springs into life - without even having to see what I've typed (used to save me like 6 seconds each log in). Work that out over 40 years multiple times on a daily basis and it starts to add up. Life is too short for tricky passwords.

    I'm hoping there is a registry hack found one day and I can add the 2222 hash straight in there.
    Last edited by 2222; 13 Apr 2019 at 03:42.
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