Many a times it happens that multiple sign-in attempts or repeated shutdown gives rise to errors like Windows 10 sign-in options pin disabled and users starts searching for how to enable sign-in option in Windows 10. If you are also looking solution for Windows 10 disable pin sign in options registry or similar issues related to Windows 10 sign-in then continue with the blog to get answers of all your queries.
The error message related to Windows 10 sign-in options pin disabled generally goes as follow.
“This sign in option has been locked out for security reasons. Use a different sign in or connect your device to a power source for 2 hours then re-start it and try again.”
Remember that this error message is related to pin disabled and not related to disabled password. So, the initial solution is to sign-in your Windows 10 with a password after choosing this from “Sign-in option”. But technically, the log-in pin is still disabled and using password for sign-in is just an alternate and not the solution for disabled pin. And sometime there may be no password other than the 4 digits pin. So the detailed review on how to enable sign-in option in Windows 10 with pin has been discussed below.
How to enable Sign-in option in Windows 10 if Pin gets disabled?
Before going to the solution, I must say that you should avoid multiple attempts of Windows sign-in using arbitrary pin code because it will surely not work and Windows OS will get disabled. It is always a good idea to re-enable the pin if you have forgot after a successful login using the password.
Microsoft has built-in “Account Locked Threshold” policy. This determines after how many wrong attempts, the account will get locked. However, in case of no incorrect login attempts still Windows 10 sign-in options pin disabled issues occurs then the app can be responsible. A fluctuating internet connectivity during the account sign-in often result in a lockdown.
It is confirmed that Windows 10 is not accepting the pin you are using. In case if the pin is wrong and you are unable to remember it then login the Windows 10 using the password and then reset the pin through settings option. However, if the pin you are using is correct (as per your memory) and you want to login through pin only then you may follow the below tips.
Turn on the Windows for few hours
Whenever there is multiple unsuccessful access, windows blocks further access assuming that unauthorized access is attempted. So to get ahead, turn on the Windows for few hours.
Use Admin Account for Unlocking the Account
You can use another admin account to unlock your account. Local User option or Group tool will help you to do this. The steps are as follow.
Go to “Run” and type “lusrmgr.msc” and enter. In the “Local User and Group” window, go to user folder and choose the locked account.
Go to its properties and uncheck the account that has been locked and save changes.
Change the Account Locked-Up Policy
I am sure you or any other person have the admin account access so that you can change the account lockout policy.
Open “Group Policy Editor” by opening “Run” and type “gpedit.msc”. Go to path as mentioned below.
“Computer Configuration\Windows Settings\Security Settings\Account Policies\Account Lockout Policy”
Here you will notice three different option in the policy. “Account Lockout Duration”, Account Lockout Threshold”, “Reset account lockout counter after”.
If the admin set the lockout threshold to “0”, the account can never be accessed. In case if you want to continue with the lockout feature, you can set the account lockout duration. The last option is to set the number of minutes between the failed duration.
Apply the changes as per your like and then restart the work-station.
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