How to Change Windows 8.1, 10 Sign-in Options

By: Radu Tyrsina
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Here at Wind8Apps we share plenty of useful Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 tips and tricks so that you could learn more about the new version and understand why it is much better than previous one. Today we’re going to cover the sign-in options in Windows 8.1.
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Those of you who are new to Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, you are probably wondering about many features and settings and everything must seem so unknown and strange. But, as a matter of fact, things are much easier to do than before, and you just need to know the right steps to follow in order to solve your problems or get to know better the operating system that you use. Below, we’re going to quickly explain how you can change the sign-in options and what exactly each choice means.

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1. Open the search box, either by swiping your muse to the top right corner or by pressing the Windows logo key + W or logo key + Q. After that, type ‘PC settings‘ there.

2. Now, from PC Settings, you will need to select the ‘Accounts‘ sub-menu.

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3. From Accounts, you are now good to go and select ‘sign-in options’.

4. Now you can choose what kind of sign-in option you want to enable for your Windows 8.1 account: password, picture password, PIN or Password policy.

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The most “interesting” option of them all is probably the picture password, as it allows you to protect your Windows 8.1 touch device by enabling gestures that are known only by you.

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I hope you can now easily master the sign-in options to your Windows 8.1 touch and desktop device and that you have thus enhanced the security of your system.

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