How to Activate and Turn off PIN in Windows 8

How to Activate and Turn off PIN in Windows 8

Windows 8 has new feature for login user security. In addition of using password, which is by using 4 digits PIN. Surely you can select to use password or PIN. To activate PIN in Windows 8, it would be easy! Follow the instruction below:

 

First of all, press on Win+C to open Charm Bar, then click on Settings.

How to Activate and Turn off PIN in Windows 8

 

Then click on Change PC settings.

How to Activate and Turn off PIN in Windows 8

 

After that, on the left side of sidebar, click on menu Users and on the right sidebar, click on “Create a PIN.”

How to Activate and Turn off PIN in Windows 8

 

Then fill in your login password and click on OK.

How to Activate and Turn off PIN in Windows 8

 

Last, insert your PIN and click on Finish.

How to Activate and Turn off PIN in Windows 8

 

To turn PIN off in Windows 8, you’ll just need to Change PC Settings and click on User. Then click on Remove beside Change PIN menu.

How to Activate and Turn off PIN in Windows 8

 

This PIN feature is very useful for tablet user, because using password might caused difficulties when you type it using virtual keyboard in tablet. However, SpyOnTech suggest to use this PIN only for short terms. Because, inserting PIN will cause your fingerprints left and it’s so easier to be seen by anyone who found your Tablet. But if you are a PC user, this PIN would work well. Moreover when you need desktop quickly.


Travis Brice is a computer technician and also father of two cute children. After 6 years of hard work at telecommunication company, he decides to quit his job and build his own business. Now he also writes for Spyontech on his spare time. He loves to write about operating system, especially Microsoft Windows.

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