Solved How to setup a passcode at sign in on windows 11


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Currently, whenever I sign into my account, it asks me to put my Microsoft account password and I've had a 4-digit passcode before but I totally forgot how to set it up. I rather go this route as it's quicker and get's me straight back into my pc faster.
 
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Currently, whenever I sign into my account, it asks me to put my Microsoft account password and I've had a 4-digit passcode before but I totally forgot how to set it up. I rather go this route as it's quicker and get's me straight back into my pc faster.
It's not called a passcode. The proper name for this is is a PIN. Tutorial here:

 

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It's not called a passcode. The proper name for this is is a PIN. Tutorial here:

Sweet, thanks!
 

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  • OS
    Windows 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Micro-Star International Co. Ltd.
    CPU
    Intel Core i7 10700KF
    Motherboard
    Z490-A PRO (MS-7C75)
    Memory
    DDR4 32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 8GB
    Sound Card
    XV272U V (NVIDIA High Definition Audio)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Acer 27″ Nitro XV2 Series
    Screen Resolution
    2560 x 1440, 143.91 Hz
    Hard Drives
    1TB Solid State Drive
    Case
    PowerSpec/Lian Li ATX 205

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