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How to Reset PIN on Windows 10 | 3 Quick Ways

Forgetting Windows 10 Hello PIN might be troublesome. This article covers 3 ways to reset Pin on Windows 10. They work when you sign in or sign out of Windows.

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Updated on Jun 19, 2024

Once you set a PIN for your account, Windows 10/11 will prioritize asking for your PIN every time you log in. However, when you forget your Windows 10 PIN, you may be unable to access your computer.

In this article, EaseUS introduces three methods to reset PIN. Whether you've forgotten your PIN or you're already logged into Windows, you'll find the right method and step-by-step guide.

  1. Way 1. Use EaseUS Partition Master - Works in Any Cases
  2. Way 2. Reset Windows 10 PIN from Lock Screen - Works for Microsoft Account
  3. Way 3. Use Settings - Works When You Remember the Regular Password

How to Reset PIN on Windows 10?

What should I do if I forget my PIN? The following three methods can help you reset Windows 10 Pin when you have logged into Windows 10 or have been locked out because you forgot your password.

Way 1. Use EaseUS Partition Master - Works in Any Cases

EaseUS Partition Master Professional comes with a "Password Reset" feature. This feature allows you to wipe or reset your PIN on Windows even when you forget the PIN and are locked out of your PC. Besides, this Microsoft PIN resetting tool works well on all Windows versions. Its interface is clear and makes it easy to use for even beginners.

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When your PC is locked due to a forgotten PIN or Password, follow these steps to reset it:

Step 1. Insert the target USB disk into a computer, run EaseUS Partition Master, and click "Toolkit" > "Password Reset."

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Step 2. A message will pop up. After reading it carefully, click "Create" to create bootable media.

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Step 3. Select the correct USB flash drive and click "Create" and "Yes." This will erase all data on the USB, so please back up if any important data on it.

select the usb drive

Step 4. Wait patiently. After the password reset USB flash drive is created, connect the USB to the locked PC. Restart the locked PC and press F2/F8/F11/Del to enter the BIOS, set the bootable USB as the boot drive. Once completed, the system will automatically boot from the USB.

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Step 5. After restarting, launch EaseUS Partition Master again and go to "Password Reset." All accounts on the PC will be displayed in the interface; click on the target account and check "Reset & Unlock."

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Step 6. When you receive this prompt, click "Confirm" to continue. Your password will be erased.

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This "Password Reset" feature can wipe different kinds of passwords, such as picture password Windows 10, fingerprint, PIN, and regular passwords. If you are locked out of your PC, install this tool to help.

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Way 2. Reset Windows 10 PIN from Lock Screen - Works for Microsoft Account

If users are using a Microsoft account on Windows 10 and forgetting their PIN, they can reset the PIN from the Windows Lock screen without logging into the Windows desktop. Follow the detailed instructions below to learn how to perform Microsoft PIN reset:

Step 1: When you enter the Windows Lock screen, click the I forgot my PIN link below the PIN input box.

🔔Note: Windows displays the "I forgot my PIN" option on the sign-in screen only if you use a Microsoft account on your computer. If you are using a local account, move to EaseUS Partition Master to remove your Windows PIN.

Step 2: Windows 10 will load and display a window allowing you to reset your PIN. This requires your computer to be connected to the Internet. Enter your Microsoft account password in the window and click "Sign in."

At this step, if you forgot your Microsoft account password, here are 3 options to reset your Microsoft account password.

Step 3: You can then select the associated email address shown on the screen for verification. Alternatively, click Show more verification methods to select the associated phone number for verification. Depending on the verification method you choose, Microsoft will send a security code to your associated email address or phone number.

Step 4: Correctly enter the security code you received and click "Verify." After successful verification, you will be asked if you are sure you want to reset your PIN. Click Continue.

Step 5: Enter your new PIN and re-enter it to confirm, then click OK. Your Windows PIN will be reset successfully, and Windows 10 will automatically sign in with your new PIN.

If this method helps, please share this article to help more users who lost or forgot their PIN codes.


Way 3. Use Settings - Works When You Remember the Regular Password

If you are using a local account on Windows 10/11 and forget your PIN, you must log in with your regular password and go to Settings to reset your PIN. However, if you cannot remember the regular password, you need to use EaseUS Partition Master to create a Windows 10 password reset disk on another computer to remove the Windows 10 PIN.

Continue to learn how to change your PIN when you are signed in:

Step 1: On Windows 10, select Start > Click Settings to enter the Settings.  

Step 2: Then, select Accounts and click Sign in options.

Step 3: Select Windows Hello PIN and click "Change." Here, you need to enter the old PIN to reset a new one.

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To ensure you can reset the PIN for Windows 10 successfully, turn to EaseUS Partition Master. Whether you are logged in or logged out, this tool Windows 10 PIN reset tool can help you reset the PIN code.

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If you forgot your PIN in Windows 10, you can guess and try multiple times to unlock it. But if it's still incorrect, your device will be locked. In this case, the most convenient and fastest way is to use EaseUS Partition Master. It allows you to create a Windows 10 password reset disk on another computer and unlock the currently locked computer. This tool can also perform the following tasks to manage your PIN.

Reset PIN Windows10 FAQs

The PIN is one of the faster and more secure ways to log in to your Windows 10/11 device. But what if you forget your PIN? Don't worry. Read the questions below to learn more about fixes.

1. How do I  reset my PIN when I sign into Windows?

After you're signed in, select the Start icon > click Settings > select Accounts > Then, click Sign-in options > Windows Hello PIN > I forgot my PIN, and then follow the instructions to reset your PIN.

2. How do I remove a 4-digit PIN from Windows 10?

Follow the simple instructions to remove a four-digit PIN from Windows 10:

Go to Start > Click Settings > Accounts > Sign-in options > Select Windows Hello PIN > Remove > Click Remove again to execute.

3. What do I do when "I forgot PIN Windows 10 Not working?"

Typically, you can reset PIN by clicking "I Forget My PIN" option. However, sometimes, it may not work properly. You can restart your PC since simple restart may remove some random errors. If restart doesn't work, use EaseUS Partition Master to create a Windows 10 password reset disk.

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Sherly joined EaseUS in 2022 and she has always loved writing articles and enjoys the fun they bring. She receives professional training here, focusing on product performance and other relative knowledge. She has written over 200 articles to help people overcome computing issues.

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