How to Set Default Sign-in Option in Windows 10

At the logon screen by default the last used sign in method is shown

You might have many options to choose from,
– Pin
– Password
– Picture
– Microsoft account
– Face Recognition
– Fingerprint (Helo)

If you want to set a default logon method for your users, a reg tweak can do this for you:

It’s stored per user in the Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\LogonUI\UserTile key

key examples, 1st is set to Face, 2nd & 3rd to Password

There are 2 parts to these keys, the Name part is the user’s SID – the Data part the actual selected option

getting a user’s SID can be done by using the following command in an elevated command prompt

wmic useraccount, get name, sid

To set the default logon type for an account, edit the corresponding key with:

  1. PIN: {D6886603-9D2F-4EB2-B667-1971041FA96B}
  2. Picture: {2135F72A-90B5-4ED3-A7F1-8BB705AC276A}
  3. Password: {60B78E88-EAD8-445C-9CFD-0B87F74EA6CD}
  4. Microsoft Account: {F8A0B131-5F68-486C-8040-7E8FC3C85BB6}
  5. Face Recognition: {8AF662BF-65A0-4D0A-A540-A338A999D36F}
  6. Fingerprint Logon: {BEC09223-B018-416D-A0AC-523971B639F5}

There are more types possible, if the one you want to set is not in this list, you can find it under the Computer\HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Authentication\Credential Providers\ key.

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