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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Version 21H2 (OS Build 22000.556)

My Computer

System One

  • 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
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:

 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Aspire 3 A315-23
    CPU
    AMD Athlon Silver 3050U
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    Radeon Graphics
    Monitor(s) Displays
    laptop screen
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768 native resolution, up to 2560x1440 with Radeon Virtual Super Resolution
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung EVO 870 SSD
    Internet Speed
    50 Mbps
    Browser
    Edge, Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    fully 'Windows 11 ready' laptop. Windows 10 C: partition migrated from my old unsupported 'main machine' then upgraded to 11. A test migration ran Insider builds for 2 months. When 11 was released on 5th October it was re-imaged back to 10 and was offered the upgrade in Windows Update on 20th October. Windows Update offered the 22H2 Feature Update on 20th September 2022. It got the 23H2 Feature Update on 4th November 2023 through Windows Update.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.

    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro, and the Insider Canary build as a native boot .vhdx.
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Lattitude E4310
    CPU
    Intel® Core™ i5-520M
    Motherboard
    0T6M8G
    Memory
    8GB
    Graphics card(s)
    (integrated graphics) Intel HD Graphics
    Screen Resolution
    1366x768
    Hard Drives
    500GB Crucial MX500 SSD
    Browser
    Firefox, Edge
    Antivirus
    Defender
    Other Info
    unsupported machine: Legacy bios, MBR, TPM 1.2, upgraded from W10 to W11 using W10/W11 hybrid install media workaround. In-place upgrade to 22H2 using ISO and a workaround. Feature Update to 23H2 by manually installing the Enablement Package.

    My SYSTEM THREE is a Dell Latitude 5410, i7-10610U, 32GB RAM, 512GB ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro (and all my Hyper-V VMs).

    My SYSTEM FOUR is a 2-in-1 convertible Lenovo Yoga 11e 20DA, Celeron N2930, 4GB RAM, 256GB ssd. Unsupported device: currently running Win10 Pro, plus Win11 Pro RTM and Win11 Pro Insider Beta, Dev and Canary, all as native boot vhdx.


    My SYSTEM FIVE is a Dell Latitude 3190 2-in-1, Pentium Silver N5030, 4GB RAM, 128GB NVMe ssd, supported device running Windows 11 Pro.
It's not called a passcode. The proper name for this is is a PIN. Tutorial here:

Sweet, thanks!
 

My Computer

System One

  • 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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