How to Make UAC Always ask for Password on Admin Accounts

UAC asks for password even if logged in as an administrator

When you’re login to an admin account and initiate an action that requires administrative rights (elevation of privilege), the UAC will ask for consent (instead of the username and password.) You select either Yes (“Permit”) or No (“Deny”) in the consent dialog. This operation will happen on the secure desktop. However, Windows binaries will be allowed to perform an operation that requires elevation without consent or credentials. This is the default behavior for admin-approval mode in Windows.Read more

[Fix] PIN Sign-in not Working and Error 0x80090016 Setting PIN in Windows 10

0x80090016 changing new pin sign-in error

When creating or changing the PIN for a user account on a Windows 10 computer, error 0x80090016 may appear. Here are the full symptoms: If there is already a PIN configured, you may be able to sign-in using the PIN. When signing in using the PIN, error “The PIN is incorrect. Try again” may occur. … Read more

Replace Default User Account Avatar in Windows 10

default user account picture avatar in windows 10 user.png

Windows 10, by default uses a simple user picture with a grey background and the persona image represented by white curves. The user picture is visible during sign in, as well as in the Start menu as a small rounded thumbnail image. This post explains how to replace the simple user avatar/image with any other image of your choice. After completing the procedure below, new accounts use this image by default.Read more