Saturday, 5 January 2013

Use PIN instead of a Password in Windows 8

As we all know that the Windows 8 OS was mainly developed keeping in mind to use it with a touch screen device. However each one of us uses passwords in order to protect stuff on your device. But as per my experience, I find it tedious to enter a long password on a touch screen device.

So today we are going to discuss that how you can use a PIN instead of a long password to access your Windows 8 device. I consider a 4 digit PIN better to enter in a touch screen device instead of a long 15 digit password.

NOTE: Though using PINs on a touch screen device is easy but still an “Alphanumeric” password is always considered a better approach.


So let us start with creating a PIN first. Bring up the settings panel using the Win + I combination. Then click on the PC settings option. This will lead you to Modern UI PC settings app where you are required to select Users section.

There you will find a Create a PIN option on the right hand side of the screen. Select and you will be asked to verify your ownership of the device by entering your User account password. Then you will be taken to the PIN creating window where you can choose a pin of your choice.

That’s it and you are good to go. After this whenever you get to the login screen you will have the option to use a PIN instead of using a password.

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1 comment:

  1. Thanks for your share at first. Actually Windows password forgotten is a normal problem nowadays, no matter you use text password or PIN in Windows 8 password. But if you lost PIN you can use your text password to crack. When lost your text password you may only use some tools to help you. For my experience I strongly recommend Anmosoft Windows Password Reset, which I have used and you can learn more from: