How to Create, Change, Remove PIN in Windows 8.1 and 8

How to Create, Change, Remove PIN in Windows 8.1 and 8

Sept 17, 2014 10:45 am / Posted by Michael Eric to Windows Tips
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As we know, Windows 8.1 and 8 allows you to sign in to the computer with two types of accounts: Microsoft account and local account. For local account, you can choose one kind from three passwords to protect your PC: text password, Picture, and PIN. We have introduced how to add or remove an account in Microsoft account in Windows 8.1 and 8 and how to create Picture password in Windows 8.1 and 8 before. This time, we are focused on introducing how to create, change, or remove PIN in Windows 8.1 and 8.

Create PIN in Windows 8.1 and 8

  • 1. Open PC settings, and go to the next step.
  • 2. For Windows 8.1 and Windows RT 8.1 users, click or tap on Accounts on the left side. And then click or tap on Sign-in options on the left side.

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  • 3. Here, Windows 8 and Windows RT users can click or tap on Users on the left side.

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  • 4. For Windows 8.1, click or tap on Add. For Windows 8, click or tap on Create a PIN. You can refer to the screenshot above.

    Note that you must already have created a password for your user account first to be able to create a PIN. Here you can learn how to choose a secure yet easy-to-remember password.
  • 5. Enter your current password to verify your account info, and click or tap on OK or press Enter.

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  • 6. Enter in your 4-digit PIN that you want, click or tap on Finish. Then you have created PIN to log on to your Windows computer now.

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Change PIN in Windows 8.1 and 8

  • 1. On the right side under PIN for Windows 8.1 or Sign-in options for Windows 8, click or tap on Change or Change PIN.

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  • 2. Here the password blank will pop up. Enter your current password to verify your account info, and click or tap on OK or press Enter.

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  • 3. Enter your new 4-digit PIN that you want, click or tap on Finish. Then, you can close your PC settings.

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Remove PIN in Windows 8.1 and 8

  • 1. On the right side under Sign-in options to the right of PIN for Windows 8.1 or Change PIN for Windows 8, click or tap on Remove.

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  • 2. For Windows 8, on the right side under Sign-in options to the right of Change PIN, click or tap on Remove.

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  • 3. By this step, you can close PC settings.

That's all for how to create, change, or remove PIN in Windows 8.1 and 8. Choose the one you like to perform.

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