Brian Vogel <britechguy@...>
You're being asked for a PIN since you went through the "Create a PIN" process, which changes the default verification method. And, yes, Microsoft has been forcing this, or at least making it difficult to avoid going through once.
On the lock screen, beneath the edit box for whatever verification method happens to be your current default, are controls that allow you to switch to one of the other methods. If you land on the one for Password, and choose it, and have already done the prior setup that allows you not to enter one, you should go back to going straight to the desktop. I can't recall if it will require you to enter your password at the time of switching or not.
Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 2004, Build 19041
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