Solved I do not wish to have to enter a PIN when booting my PC

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January 23, 2020 at 16:26:32
Specs: Windows 10, Intel/12GB RAM
I do not wish to have to enter a PIN when booting my PC. One method I tried, and it did not work. The next method was to Remove the PIN, but then it still wanted a PIN which I did not have. How do I successfully remove the need for sign in PIN number?

Thanks, Uncle Dewey


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January 24, 2020 at 18:34:24
You don't need a MS account for Win10. It could have been set up with a local account instead. You can change your current account type to local & if you're the only one that uses the PC, you can leave the password blank. In most cases, login passwords are easy to crack anyway.
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-...

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#1
January 23, 2020 at 17:15:25
How to Remove PIN from your Account in Windows 10
https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials...

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January 24, 2020 at 15:38:05
Hi John,

That was the process I tried before, and it still asked for a PIN. Last time I could not find a good PIN, which caused me a bucket of problems. It did the same this time only I remembered my Password for my MS Account, and that worked. So I still have to enter a Password. {:-(((

Thanks for your interest, Uncle Dewey


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January 24, 2020 at 15:52:51
Are you saying, you want to remove the Password for your MS Account?

Do you really need an MS account?
I have never had one.

is an ms account necessary
http://bit.ly/36tqz6N

Here is a start.
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/pros-...
https://www.dummies.com/computers/o...


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#4
January 24, 2020 at 16:34:30
Hi John,

I think what you are now telling me is that if I have a MS Account I must have a PIN while booting, but I can have an easier one on my PC as I'm the only one that could/would use my PC. For now I will make my Boot PIN simple, and then contemplate whether I want a MS Account--probably another line of discussion.

Thanks a whole bunch, Uncle Dewey


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January 24, 2020 at 18:34:24
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You don't need a MS account for Win10. It could have been set up with a local account instead. You can change your current account type to local & if you're the only one that uses the PC, you can leave the password blank. In most cases, login passwords are easy to crack anyway.
https://www.windowscentral.com/how-...

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#6
January 25, 2020 at 10:03:56
Hi Rider,

I followed your Link, and am now setup with a "Local Account", and no need for a Booting PIN. It's just little ole me with a new PC and Windows 10--don't need nor want a big account on the web. I'm hoping this will be the last item I need to address since using Windows 10. Without you guys I'd be lost.

So a big thank you to all who serve on this web site--it is an important support you provided. Uncle Dewey


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#7
January 25, 2020 at 11:36:32
I expect there will be a whole slew of additional items to address
regarding Windows 10 -- if you want to do things your way.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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