Windows keeps asking to set up a PIN

I just updated my PC (in the middle of the day instead of 12AM like I said to, but I can't complain about that right now) and now every time I log on, Windows asks me to set up a PIN. I do not want one. It is much less secure than a password. Can someone tell me how to make Windows stop asking for a PIN? (If you are going to respond with "setting up a PIN is not that bad just deal with it" or "just set up the PIN it is secure enough" you may as well just not reply, I just need to know how to turn it off)
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Hi Mr. Sunglass,

There are several reasons why you encounter the issue. For us to isolate the issue, please answer the questions below:

  • What's the current build and version of your Windows computer? Please type in winver in Cortana to determine the current the current build and version of your computer.
  • Are you using a local or Microsoft account to sign in to your computer?

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Windows version 1803, build 17134.48. I believe I am using a local account.

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Why a PIN is better than a password. (Microsoft 4 min read)

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(If you are going to respond with "setting up a PIN is not that bad just deal with it" or "just set up the PIN it is secure enough" you may as well just not reply, I just need to know how to turn it off)

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I did read the link about the pin. The fact that it is unique to each device is not better it is worse. That means I have to have three more pins for each of the devices I have, instead of one PW. A password is still something you have remember whether it is called a pass word or a pin.  Come on, ask your boss if you can show me how to avoid the PIN at sign in. Otherwise, I may have to set the sign in to 'never' which will make my computer less secure.   Thanks. JB

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I use the same PIN on all my devices.

might be if you have an item capable of the windows hello feature, you need to remove windows hello in accounts.

might be something you dont see has hello available - hello from something I've read relies on the PIN and TPM, so try disabling TPM in your bios/setup.  Maybe looking at Tpm.msc would give a hint.   Set a PIN then Remove it might quit it from asking for one.

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Did anyone answer this? I can't turn it off either. It's extremely annoying. I don't want a pin. My password works just fine.

Windows 10 Home

Version 1803

Build 17134.1

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I fully agree with you very annoying. The security guidelines say to have a long password, that 1234 was not a good password. Suddenly, 1234 is good enough. It does not makes sense to me. Microsoft, I do not want to set a PING, how to remove the very annoying request?

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I found an answer. The next time you log into your computer, at the log in screen, where you type in your password, there are 2 icons under the field for you to enter your password. Click on the RIGHT icon prior to entering your password. Then enter your password and hit enter. Presto! No more Pin question!
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I found an answer. The next time you log into your computer, at the log in screen, where you type in your password, there are 2 icons under the field for you to enter your password. Click on the RIGHT icon prior to entering your password. Then enter your password and hit enter. Presto! No more Pin question!
It's not the having to enter the PIN I don't like, I just don't want it to be an option to get into my computer. There are a lot less 4-digit codes out there than there are passwords.

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