|Are you ready to upgrade to Windows 11? If yes, we are here to help. You can save money on tech upgrades that give you the speed you want, without changing your setup. Also, if you have a loved one who is frustrated by how slow their PC runs, consider some hardware upgrades. For those of you ready to bite the bullet and transition to Windows 11, we can help make that process seamless. If your computer is less than 5 years, and still running Windows 10, its hardware might support Windows 11. Give us a call and schedule your free Windows 11 upgrade assessment.
Windows 11 & 10, Pin vs Password
When you setup a Windows 10 or 11 machine, you have the option to setup a PIN to make it easier to login. While that is convenient for the user, there is also a downside to using a PIN. During the setup of a Windows 10 or 11 computer, Windows requires a password first before you can set up a PIN. If you setup your computer with a Microsoft Account (Online Account), your computer’s password is usually whatever you use for your Microsoft Account. If you setup your computer without a Microsoft account, the password you set before setting up the PIN will be the administrator’s password.
Why is this important? Glad you asked. An issue that comes up often is that users don’t always remember the administrator’s password when they bring their computer in for service. Without the administrative password, we cannot access the advanced features to perform needed repairs—not without some wizardry.
When you are working on a budget, the last thing you want is the extra cost from the workarounds we need to do to access the administrative features. So, whenever you or someone else sets up your Windows 10 or 11 machine, make a note of your password before you set up the PIN. That will save you money if you should need to have your PC serviced. The main take away from this is that a PIN does not give us access to the backend advanced service and repair tools. So always make a note of your admin password in addition to the PIN.
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