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Pop Quiz: Windows 8.1 PIN Login

Applies to the "Configure remote access and mobility" objective of Exam 70-687.

Q: A user would like to configure their Windows 8.1 device for PIN login. Where is PIN login configured?

  1. Taskbar and Navigation
  2. User Accounts
  3. PC Settings Accounts
  4. Personalization


Answer is C. One of the login methods supported in Windows 8.1, PIN, Picture, Password, can be configured by accessing the Charms, Settings, Change PC Settings, Accounts, Sign-in options.

Quick Tip: To quickly access Charms, use Windows Key + C or swipe in from the right side.

Reference: Passwords in Windows: FAQ

Bonus Question: Which network adaptor type available for Windows 8.1 allows users to connect directly to other Wi-Fi devices? (The answer, of course, will be revealed next time!)

Answer to bonus question from last week: The hardware requirements of Windows To Go are; certified USB drive, host computer configured for USB boot, and matching processor architecture or greater of WTG device image.


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