the PIN is a very powerful means of authentication on Windows 10. It helps to connect faster to a Windows 10 computer. Windows 10 can store a minimum of 0 to a maximum of 50 PINs. This can result in extended security of a computer and a user can not use the PINs previously used to connect to a computer. In this post we will show you how to enable or disable PIN code history under Windows 10.
Enable or disable PIN history on Windows 10
There are two ways to enable or disable PIN history on Windows 10:
- Using the registry editor.
- Using the Group Policy Editor.
1) Using the registry editor
Open the Windows 10 registry editor and navigate to the following path:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE SOFTWARE Policies Microsoft PassportForWork PINComplexity
Define the value data for L & #39; s history DWORD of 0 at 50. Make sure the base value is set to be Decimal.
When you're done, just restart your computer.
When you want to disable this feature, simply delete the L & #39; s history DWORD.
2) Using the Group Policy Editor
Open the Group Policy Editor and navigate to this path:
Computer Configuration Administrative Templates System PIN Complexity
Search L & #39; s history.
The description of this policy states:
This setting specifies the number of past PINs that can be associated with a user account and can not be reused. This strategy allows administrators to improve security by ensuring that old PINs are not reused continuously. The history of the PIN codes is not preserved by the reset of the PIN code. The value must be between 0 and 50 PIN codes. If this policy is set to 0, storage of previous PINs is not required. Default: 0
Double-click on the entry to edit it. Select the radio button as On.
For the number field for PIN code history, select a value of 0 at 50
It is to highlight that 0 is the default value of the policy.
To select Apply then select D & #39; AGREEMENT.
Restart your computer for the changes to take place.
I hope this guide has helped you enable or disable PIN history in Windows 10.