Using a PIN

  1. cottonball's Avatar
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       #1

    Using a PIN


    Would appreciate your assistance!!


    Have an older Toshiba Satellite laptop that got 'mysteriously' upgraded to Windows 10.

    Been using a password on it since 2011. However, with all the hacking going on in this world, would like to use a PIN instead.


    Since the laptop got upgraded from W7 to W10, am I heading for a problem if changing to a PIN, or, should it work without problems?


    Thank you for your help!! :)
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  2. Brink's Avatar
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       #2

    Hello CB, :)

    You should have no issue adding a PIN to your account since it already has a password.

    Add PIN to your Account in Windows 10 Windows 10 User Accounts Tutorials
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  3. Berton's Avatar
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       #3

    Agreed, I just did it on an HP Notebook I got back in 2010 with Win7 and Upgraded to Win8.1 then to Win10, no issue.
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  4. cottonball's Avatar
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       #4

    Thanks, Brink and Berton!


    Glad to have your reassurance. :)
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  5. Brink's Avatar
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  6. cottonball's Avatar
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       #6

    Worked like a charm!

    Have a great week!!
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  7. Brink's Avatar
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    Great news mate.
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  8. Berton's Avatar
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       #8

    Good job.
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