Set or Change Windows 10 Sign in options like Password, PIN, Picture Password

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  1. It will, it’s called ‘Windows Hello’ . It’s pretty impressive and will sign you in in a split second from the video clips I’ve seen. Your normal webcam won’t be any good you’ll need something like Intel’s RealSense camera for it to work. It will work in any lighting conditions and you can add additional security feature like having to turn your face left/right, showing a photo of your face like on your smartphone will not fool the system.

  2. I click on Sign In Options and it just freezes Settings. It frustrating because a lot of my options don’t work. Can anyone help? I also can’t add an account in the calendar or open the email program. It opens then promptly closes.

  3. Is there any way to switch back to signing in with just my password? I feel it’s more secure than my pin.

  4. Hi Jdit”sAtrap!!…
    Do the following to get back into the No-PIN mode:
    1) Start -> Settings -> Accounts
    2) Click “Sign In Options”
    3) Click “I forgot my PIN”
    4) When prompted, enter your Windows login UserID and Password, Next
    5) When asked about entering a new PIN:
    6) Do NOT enter a new PIN, and then:
    7) Click CANCEL
    This should disable the PIN altogether and back into the good old secure way of logging in. I was put off myself when saw PIN as it’s nowhere secure and I need the proper way of logging in badly.
    Good luck
    Regards
    Heider Sati

  5. Problem is my account screen has no options to use a pin or picture password. It’s completely blank besides changing my password. Help

  6. I set up both pin and picture but I can’t figure out how to set the default method? It seems to always default to password

  7. Hi, I am stuck with a problem. Installed Windows 10 and now can’t access my own laptop! I always log on with a pin code but now the option is only password, I can’t get in

  8. I was asked to enter my microsoft password after updating to windows 10 when trying to use Cortana thing. I couldn’t remember the password so I reset it. It them prompted me to create a pin which I attempted to do but it kept asking me for an old password and nothing I entered worked so I just stopped. Then when I tried to open my computer/windows this morning it asked for a pin. I had it set to where I didn’t need anything to log it. But now it asks for a pin and the pin that I attempted to create does not work. Now I cannot log into that computer.
    Any suggestions?

  9. Similar problem! Bought new laptop then did windows updates which apparently included a new version of Windows 10. After lots of waiting for downloading, installing, configuring and a million auto reboots now it asks for a PIN to access the laptop but I never was asked to set one up or to set up a password for that matter. Now my new laptop is a BRICK!

  10. Hi,

    does anybody know, if there is or will come a geo-location based login?
    I would like to have it in the following way:
    1. If I am at home (my win10 Laptop/Tablet is connected with my Home WiFi, then it is allowed to use PIN or Picture Sign in.
    2. If I am NOT at home, PIN and Picture Sign in are not allowed, Password is needed

  11. I set up a pin and yet still get asked for my full password every time. I was able to use my pin shortly after first getting this Windows 10 device (HP latop) but no more. I have no idea what caused the change, but I did try changing my PIN and no luck.
    Any advice out there?

  12. Poor article. Doesn’t tell you how to pick one as default which is kinda the whole point.

  13. I was using a friend’s computer – he had been logging in but then explained to me how to use the picture/photo login screen he had set up as his login screen.

    I turned on the computer, got the default screen with clock, touched it and his picture login screen came up. There were two icons — one for logging in using the picture login or using a password. I touched the picture login icon and then the areas on the picture on the screen he told me to touch. It didn’t work so I tried touching the area again several times with no success.

    I shut down the computer, started it up again then tried it again with no luck. I inadvertently touched the key password login icon and got a password screen. Since I didn’t have the password, I shut down the computer. When I started the computer again, the picture password screen would not come up, only the password screen. He entered his password and it said it was incorrect. We tried it several times and it would not work.

    We tried the reset password button/link and it said it didn’t recognize a drive and we had to use a flash drive. ???

    We restarted the computer a few times and got the same password screen and the same response when we touched the reset password button.

    This is his only computer and he’s locked out. We don’t understand why when the computer boots up it will not go back to his original picture login screen and provide the options for picture or password icons, why it won’t recognize his password and why the reset password requests a flash drive?

    Need to find out how to fix this asap.

    Any help is greatly appreciated.

    Thank you.

  14. Hi there,

    Quick question. My laptop suddenly went from being pin unlock to password unlock and I can’t seem to find an option to put it back to the pin unlock. I didn’t change anything and my pin and password are still the same. What could have happened to make this suddenly change and how can I reverse it?

    Thanks!
    Shanna

  15. I purchased a laptop ASUS for my daughter running windows 10 and need the pin to enter the o.s. in order to install Spybot Search and Destroy. She doesn’t understand the importance of security.
    thank you sir!

  16. If you are using Windows 10, then go to all settings by clicking on the blurb icon on the far right of the task bar. Then choose “Accounts” when the window pops up. From here you should be able to decipher and navigate your way to getting things back on track.

  17. Yea, turn on, repeatedly tap F2, or whatever gets into your BIOS, then choose the option to change operator password. If this doesn’t work, then hit me up again.

  18. How do I fully remove the password option so I turn on the computer and don’t have to sign in at all.

  19. I wish to stop signing in each time the pc is restarted.

    Like a lot of people my PC is at home and I am the only user therefore I have no need for passwords whether PIN, photo etc. However when I follow the instructions on the isunshare page (which comes up first on a google search) it refuses to accept the change and comes up with the error code 0x8007052d.

    They suggest clicking password on the login options page within settings of Windows 10, then leaving the new password textbox blank before clicking next and the password should be turned off however all I get is the error code above with the message “We’re sorry, your password couldn’t be changed”.

  20. F microsoft. I have it set to log in with pin but it auto logs in instead, despite EVERY single registry entry, netplwiz, group policy, user settings, etc, that I’ve tried ALL saying it has to have p/w or pin to log in.

  21. Can we set up two or more sign in option together e.g user need to enter password and pin to login.

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