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How to Reset PIN from Lock Screen on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

November 9th, 2017 by Admin

Forgot your PIN login and can’t sign into Windows 10? Starting from Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, the lock screen lets you reset lost PIN when using a Microsoft account. In this tutorial we’ll walk you through the steps to reset forgotten PIN from the lock screen on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update.

How to Reset PIN from Lock Screen on Windows 10 Fall Creators Update?

  1. When you’re at Windows 10 sign-in screen, click the “I forgot my PIN” link just below the PIN box.

  2. You’ll see the Just a moment screen while Windows prepares to reset PIN. Enter your Microsoft account password and click Next.

  3. If you have enabled two-step verification for your Microsoft account, you have to enter the recovery email address or phone number to verify your ownership.

  4. Enter the security code you’ve received from Microsoft, and click Next.

  5. The subsequent screen will warn you that it’s possible that resetting your PIN could result in data loss. Click Continue to confirm.

  6. A popup will appear and you’re prompted to set up a PIN. Enter your new PIN code twice and click OK.

    After resetting PIN successfully, it will take you back to the sign-in screen, where you can log in to Windows 10 with your new PIN.

However, the “I forgot my PIN” option is only available at the sign-in screen when using a Microsoft account. If you’re using a local account, you have to reset forgotten PIN from the Settings app on Windows 10.

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.