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How to reset your Windows PIN if you forget it

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A good password or PIN is difficult to break, but can be difficult to remember. If you forget or lose your Windows login PIN, you won’t be able to retrieve it, but you can change it. In this way.

Reset the Windows PIN when you are not logged in

Assuming it already exists added a PIN to your Microsoft account, that PIN will make connecting to devices much faster. If your access to your Windows computer has been blocked for any reason, start by going to the login screen and clicking on the «I forgot my PIN» link.

Enter your Microsoft account password. You can then enter a security code for your existing account, or ask Microsoft to email you a new code.

Enter the security code and click «Verify». Enter the new PIN twice. You have now reset your PIN; Please use this again when connecting to this device.

Reset the Windows PIN when you are already logged in

If you have access to your Windows device but still want to reset your PIN, start by opening the Start menu and then clicking on the speed setting.

In the Windows Settings pop-up window, click «Accounts.» Then click Login Options> Windows Hello PIN> I forgot my PIN.

Enter your Microsoft password, and then enter the new PIN twice to complete the change.


If you’re ever tired of entering your PIN or want to change the way you access your Windows devices, check out our guide on How to remove PIN and other login options from Windows 10.

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