how to reset pin number

I need to re-set my pin in windows 10 anc can't find the link.
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Hi David, I'm Graeme, an independent adviser here to help.

Here are the steps you can follow to reset your PIN:

- Open Settings (keyboard shortcut: Windows + I) > Accounts > Sign-in options.
- Click the Change button under PIN.
- Enter your current PIN; then, enter and confirm the new PIN underneath.
- Tap I forgot my PIN.
- Enter your Microsoft account password; then, set up the new Pin.

From: https://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/for...

Please let me know if you need further support! Thanks!

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Hello DavidLohmeier

Welcome to the microsoft community!

This link can help you

https://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/7312-reset-...

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Hi,



Step 1: In the Lock screen, click on the I forgot my PIN link.


Step 2: Enter your Microsoft account password and click Next.



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


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


Step 5: Click on Continue to confirm. A popup will appear and you’re prompted to set up a PIN. Enter at least a minimum 4 digit new PIN number you want for your Microsoft account


After resetting PIN successfully, you can now sign in to Windows 10 with your Microsoft account using the new PIN. However, the "I forgot my PIN" option is only available at the sign-in screen when using a Microsoft account. If you are using a local account, follow steps in Option 2.



If you are using a local account and forgot your PIN code, log in with your password and follow these steps below to reset your PIN.



Step 1: On your lock screen, under the PIN entry box, select Sign-in options and sign in with your password.


Step 2: Go to Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options, and click on I forgot my PIN.


Step 3: Type your account password and click OK.


Step 4: Enter your new PIN in the fields and click OK. Then a new PIN is created.


Good luck

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Hello,

You can reset your PIN for login screen itself. Click on 'I forgot my PIN' link there and follow on-screen instructions.

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