A strong password or PIN can be hard to crack but can be also hard to remember. If you forget your Windows login PIN or have lost it, you won’t be able to recover it, however, you can update it. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to update your Windows 10 PIN if you forgot it.

Update your Windows 10 PIN if you forgot it

To update your Windows 10 PIN if you forgot it, follow this procedure step by step.

Reset the PIN when not sign in

Turn on the computer and the following screen will appear.

Click the I forgot my PIN option as highlighted in the above image. Then enter your Email and Password of Microsoft account. The following screen will appear.

Enter the existing code to verify the identity as highlighted in the above image. Enter the code for authentication and then click the Verify. Then you have to enter the PIN twice. Now PIN is updated, you will log in through this new PIN.

Reset the PIN while signed in

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type Settings in the search box and then click the Settings option as the following image is showing.

As soon as you click the Settings option, the Windows Settings screen will appear as follows.

Choose the Account option as highlighted in the above image. The following screen will appear.

As you can see that the screen is divided into two parts. Choose the Sign-in options from the left side of the screen. Then click the I forgot my PIN from the right side of the screen as highlighted in the above image. After this, enter the Microsoft account details and reset your PIN.

Conclusion

By following any of these procedures you will be able to update your Windows 10 Pin if you forgot.

How to update your Windows 10 PIN (if lost)
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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