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Deleting the 4 Code Login

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Deleting the 4 Code Login


    I recently bought a laptop with Windows 8 on it. When installing and opening it suggested I put in a simple 4 digit code to simplify logging in.
    This I did but as I am the only user of the laptop I find now is an unnecessary step for me.
    I would like to remove this step. I`ve been to the Settings area and can change the code but not remove it.
    Is this possible and is so can someone suggest how?

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Remist, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you mean a PIN number, then you could use step 7 in the tutorial below to remove it to only have your password left.

    User Account - Create a PIN in Windows 8
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  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8

    Deleting the 4 Code Login


    Thank you for your reply.
    To change the Pin number I need to go to Microsoft Account. I know this sounds odd but to open this A/C Microsoft wants me to put in my mail address. The address they have for me tho is wrong. My new address is not recognized and I can`t receive mail from them on the wrong address.
    How can I open my A/C then, so that I can delete the Pin as you detailed.
    Regards,
    Remist
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Are you not able to sign in to the account in Windows with it's password instead?

    Signing in to Windows 8
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  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    Thanks but all is solved now.
    Regards, Remist
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  6. #6


    Posts : 4
    Windows 8


    All is OK now. Thanks
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  7. #7


    Posts : 22,576
    64-bit Windows 10


    Perfect. What was causing the issue?
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Deleting the 4 Code Login
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