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I have created a PIN to make logging in on my laptop a bit faster. Now the problem is, that, by default, my laptop asks me for my password. This is somewhat annoying, since it takes 2 clicks to switch to the pin. I have to do this every first time i unlock my pc. When it was in locked mode, it remembers the last selected login option. But after a boot this somehow is forgotten again.

(Maybe important: I disabled the required authentification on boot time, so that a pwd/pin is only required after it was locked)

Can i set the "default login option" somewhere?

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I've had the same problem since installing Win 10 and the issue has persisted across multiple Insider builds. As far as I can tell from my research, this is either a bug or is the expected behavior. The only good reference I have on this is from Microsoft Community:

http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows8_1-security/set-pin-as-default-sign-in-option/d0aac9c1-88cf-44c4-a1b2-2ddc519d1881

It's three mostly-useless pages, but as per the latest comments from January, others seem to be experiencing the same behavior and there is no known way to change it.

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One possible reason is another credential provider was added to your windows.

Tools & Steps to check the credential providers:

  1. Download Windows sysinternals: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/

  2. Launch autoruns.exe to check the stuffs that are loaded when windows starts

  3. Switch to Winlogon tab, check if there are additional credential providers

    Examples: the credential provider on my windows

  4. !!!CAUTION!!! POSSIBLE DAMAGE TO YOUR WINDOWS

    Find out which are the alien credential providers

    BE VERY CAREFUL!!! Uncheck the aliens (CAUTION!!! DO THIS STEP AT YOUR OWN RISKS)

    Reboot

For myself, I am SURE that "PanV2 SSO" in the above example is a VPN Software from GlobalProtect which is used to connect to my workplace; and I am SURE disabling this item will NOT do harm to my windows.

Again, if you find an alien credential provider, MAKE A RESTORE POINT in windows BEFORE YOU UNCHECK IT in autoruns!

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