Win11 Home Login page keeps asking for password instead of PIN


d4005

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For at least the last year on this Win11 machine I've had my screen timeout set to 15 minutes and if I come back to the laptop after that, the screen has gone black and when I wake it up with a mouse-click or press a key on the keyboard, it asked me for my PIN.

For the last week or so, 90% of the time instead of asking me for the PIN it asks me for the password. I have to click on sign-on options and switch to PIN.

It's annoying waking it up with a keypress, entering my PIN quickly and seeing an error because it wasn't asking for a PIN, it was asking for a password.
 
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Hello mate, :alien:

If wanted, you could enable passwordless sign-in to no longer see the password sign-in option.


 

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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
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Hello mate, :alien:

If wanted, you could enable passwordless sign-in to no longer see the password sign-in option.


Thanks for that. I already had those "for microsoft accounts" settings set in that way. As for the "for local accounts" one. I've tried that, and it's still there on the login screen.

I did notice something unexpected. When I click on the password option (rather than my usual clicking only on the PIN one) it says "Global Protect" on it, which is the VPN of my employer that I need to use to access their intranet servers. I guess when I installed that (or during a recent update) it enforced this defaulting to password because it's safer than PIN. One of those "organizational requirements" things.

I guess I'm going to be living with this minor annoyance as long as I need that VPN installed :rolleyes:

Thanks Shawn.
 

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    Win11 Home
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    Acer Predator Triton
    CPU
    i7-11800H
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce RTX™ 3060
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 43" super widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    3840x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD internal, 2x4TB SSD external
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    Logitech silent thing
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    Traditional MS Intellimouse
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    120down/44up
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    Edge mostly
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Organization (work) policies will indeed override.
 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Asked this at Microsoft, 72 hours later - still no answers.
Asked here, answer received in 18 minutes. :cool:

elevenforum for the win :star:
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win11 Home
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Acer Predator Triton
    CPU
    i7-11800H
    Memory
    32GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    GeForce RTX™ 3060
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Samsung 43" super widescreen
    Screen Resolution
    3840x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB SSD internal, 2x4TB SSD external
    Keyboard
    Logitech silent thing
    Mouse
    Traditional MS Intellimouse
    Internet Speed
    120down/44up
    Browser
    Edge mostly
    Antivirus
    MalwareBytes/Defender

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