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A good password or PIN is difficult to crachồng but can be difficult to remember. If you forgot or lost your Windows login PIN, you won’t be able khổng lồ retrieve sầu it, but you can change it. Here’s how.


Resetting Your Windows PIN When Not Signed In

Assuming you’ve sầu already added a PIN khổng lồ your Microsoft trương mục, that PIN will make logging inkhổng lồ devices much faster. If you’ve been locked out of your Windows PC for any reason, start by going lớn the login screen & clicking the “I Forgot My PIN” link.

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Enter the password for your Microsoft trương mục. You can then input an existing trương mục security code or have Microsoft sover a new code via gmail.

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Input the security code và cliông xã “Verify.” Enter your new PIN twice. You’ve now reset your PIN; use this new one when logging in khổng lồ this device.

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Resetting Your Windows PIN When Already Signed In

If you happen lớn have sầu access to lớn your Windows device, but still want khổng lồ reset your PIN, start by opening the Start menu & then clicking the Settings gear.

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In the Windows Settings popup, clichồng “Accounts.” Then, cliông chồng Sign-In Options > Windows Hello PIN > I Forgot My PIN.

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Enter your Microsoft password and then enter your new PIN twice khổng lồ complete the change.

If you ever find yourself tired of entering your PIN, or if you want to lớn change how you access your Windows devices, kiểm tra out our guide on How lớn Remove Your PIN and Other Sign-In Options from Windows 10.

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