1.    03 Aug 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2017
    Posts : 1
    windows10

    Cannot sign in to windows 10


    When I started up my laptop today (running Windows 10), the first screen asks for my Password. I had been signing in with a PIN, not a password, and don't recall ever using a password, so now I am unable to get past the sign in screen. I do not have a password reset disk and do not relish going through a fresh reinstall of Windows 10.
    Any help would be appreciated.
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  2.    03 Aug 2017 #2
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,194
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17040

    Hello nculbert, and welcome to Ten Fourms.

    A password is required to be able to use a PIN for your account.

    Do you have a Sign-in options link under the password field to click on?

    If so, you should be able to click on it to select to sign in with your PIN instead.

    Sign in to Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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