"Your PIN is no longer available" can't log into W11 account


Was talking from experience. Had a similar issue with the PIN - after switching to a local account (apparently Windows Hello features - work better with a Microsoft account). Clearing the TPM and removing the PIN after restart - then set it again - is what worked for me.
Was also talking about my experience as well ;-)

Anyway, I don't use the local account when setting up my PC. I also use both biometrics and pin (secondary) for login. Pin will only come into play if biometrics fail. A Microsoft account will only kick in if both bio and pin fail.

When I had the issue, the OP had (and hadn't had bio setup), the nag screen also provided the option to log into the system with my Microsoft account, and upon that, fix my pin issue...

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Nowhere in that process did I need to clear or tinker with the TPM settings, to include clearing it.
 

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Was also talking about my experience as well ;-)

Anyway, I don't use the local account when setting up my PC. I also use both biometrics and pin (secondary) for login. Pin will only come into play if biometrics fail. A Microsoft account will only kick in if both bio and pin fail.

When I had the issue, the OP had (and hadn't had bio setup), the nag screen also provided the option to log into the system with my Microsoft account, and upon that, fix my pin issue...

20211215_134537-1-jpg.16332

Nowhere in that process did I need to clear or tinker with the TPM settings, to include clearing it.
to be honest I assumed that was the first thing OP tried, as Windows literally suggests it as a solution and walks you through it.
 

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to be honest I assumed that was the first thing OP tried, as Windows literally suggests it as a solution and walks you through it.
Unfortunately, as @Brink mentioned previously, you wont get the alternative options if this recommended setting is turned on.

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