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How to create a PIN for your account.

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A PIN is a quick, convenient way to sign in to your computer by using a four digit numeric code.

  1. Point to (but do not click) the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click to select the Settings charm. Image

    NOTE:  The Windows Logo + I key combination will also take you to the Settings screen.

  2. In the Settings screen, in the lower-right corner, click Change PC settings. Image
  3. In the PC Settings screen, click the Users tab.
  4. On the Users tab, click the Create a PIN button. Image
  5. At the prompt, enter your current password and select OK. Image
  6. At the Create a PIN prompt, enter the desired four digit numeric code in the Enter PIN box, re-enter it in the Confirm PIN box, and then click the Finish button. Image