Entering an email address and password might require that
you type 20 or 30 characters, which takes a bit of your precious
time. What if you could log on to Windows 8 with just
4 characters? That’s what a PIN does for you: it’s a shorthand
way to log on, and it’s easy to create.
Set Up a PIN
1 Open PC Settings. (Press Windows
logo key+I and click Change PC
2 Click Users.
3 Click Create A PIN.
4 Enter your password.
5 Click OK.
6 Enter a PIN and then confirm it.
7 Click Finish.
Just as with a password, make your PIN hard to guess, even though the characters
are limited in number. For example, don’t use part of your phone number,
street address, or date of birth, because these pieces of information are often
publicly available. If you need something that’s not totally random to help
you remember it, use a number that represents a date or year that has special
meaning known only to you, or part of a phone number from 10 years ago.