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How to Disable Windows Hello PIN Setup in Windows 10

July 1st, 2019 by Admin

How do I stop Windows 10 from asking you to set up a PIN at startup? Is there a way to disable the add a PIN option in the Settings app? In this tutorial we’ll show you how to disable Windows Hello PIN setup using group policy in Windows 10.

How to Disable Windows Hello PIN Setup in Windows 10

  1. Press the Windows key + R to open the Run dialog, type gpedit.msc and hit Enter to open Local Group Policy Editor. If you’re running Windows 10 Home, Local Group Policy Editor is not available and you can use other ways to disable Windows 10 PIN login.

  2. Navigate to: Computing Configuration / Administrative Templates / Windows Components / Windows Hello for Business. On the right-side pane, double-click on the “Use Windows Hello for Business” policy.

  3. Select Disabled. Click Apply and then OK.

  4. Reboot your computer to apply the changes. The next time you open the Settings app and go to Accounts -> Sign-in options. You’ll find that the options to set up Windows Hello PIN / Face / Fingerprint are unavailable any longer.

If you’ve already set up Windows Hello PIN before applying the above policy, you can still sign in to Windows 10 with PIN or remove the existing PIN sign-in option. But you’re unable to change the PIN any longer.

How to Reset or Remove Windows 10 PIN If You Forgot It

September 21st, 2015 by Admin

Have you set up a PIN login on your computer but forgot the PIN code? PIN is a convenient way for tablet users to log into Windows 10 without typing complicated password. This is really helpful especially if your tablet is not connected to a keyboard. If you’ve forgotten Windows 10 PIN, you can reset / remove it easily so long as you can log on with an alternative sign-in option – local account or Microsoft account.

Note: If you’re completely locked out of your Windows 10 PC and can’t login with any sign-in option, try to use PCUnlocker to reset your forgotten passwords of local / Microsoft account.

How to Reset or Remove Forgotten PIN in Windows 10?

  1. Click on the Windows icon in the left-hand corner of your screen, you’ll open up the Start menu. Next click on Settings.
  2. When the Settings app opens, click on Accounts.


  3. Click on Sign-in options on the left pane. Under the PIN section, click on the “I forgot my PIN” link.


  4. The password reset procedures differ between Microsoft account and local account.

    For Local Account:

    1. If you’re using a local account, Windows will prompt you to verify your local account password. Enter your password and click OK.


    2. You’re now prompted to set up PIN again. Enter 4 digit number for your new PIN login and click OK. If you want to remove and disable the PIN, click Cancel.


    For Microsoft Account:

    1. If you PIN is for a Microsoft account, you’ll see this confirmation dialog. Click Continue to confirm that you really forgot your PIN.


    2. Microsoft will send you a security code to validate that you are the owner of the Microsoft account. Enter the recovery email address for verification and click on Next.


    3. Check your email account and look for a message from Microsoft account team. Copy the security code from the mail and paste it in the Code text box. Click on Next.


    4. Now you can either set up a new PIN or click Cancel to disable/remove the PIN login completely.