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    Default How can I bypass the pin requirement?

    Each time I start up my laptop I need to enter my pin number. What for? It's only SWMBO and I that access the laptop. Is there any way we can get rid of that requirement? It's just nuisance value. Thanks for your help.
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    Computer Technician wainuitech's Avatar
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    Default Re: How can I bypass the pin requirement?

    Do you have a local Account or Email ?

    If Email you first need to change it to a Local Account.

    Heres a Site that shows you how. https://www.digitalcitizen.life/swit...local-account/

    When Changing you enter in the current password to confirm, then when it asks for a new password leave it blank and you wont have to enter one again.

    On the first reboot you may have to click Sign in once but that's it.

    If you already have a local account, then from settings / Accounts / Sign in Options - Click Passwords, change, enter the current, and like above leave the new one blank.

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    Default Re: How can I bypass the pin requirement?

    Thanks very for that, Wainui. It took me a wee while but I managed to change it to nothing as you said and now it just starts up. Much appreciated.
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    Default Re: How can I bypass the pin requirement?

    As convenient as that is, un-passworded laptops are vulnerable targets for device & data theft...

    My laptop has full disk encryption.

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    Default Re: How can I bypass the pin requirement?

    Quote Originally Posted by Agent_24 View Post
    As convenient as that is, un-passworded laptops are vulnerable targets for device & data theft...

    My laptop has full disk encryption.
    There is nothing on my computers that anyone else would be interested in. Any private, or important files a stored on an external drive &/or google drive. I used to encrypt the data, but now its just domestic, so not worried.

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    Nothing is private on Google... they data-mine everything to sell for advertising!

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    Default Re: How can I bypass the pin requirement?

    Another way that works for both account types, run Netplwiz - hit start, type it in, right click and run as administrator, and untick the option to require a password for login. Need to enter your password a couple of times to confirm. After that windows will boot straight to the desktop without asking for a login. If it goes to sleep it'll still need a password to exit the lock screen unless you change that setting also under settings, accounts, sign in options, Require sign-in

    Not sure if it's better or worse than a blank password on a local account as it still gives you full access as if you logged in to your account. There are still times windows will ask for a password though so I feel it's very slightly more secure than a blank one.
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