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Forgot hp laptop password for Windows 10/8/7? How to reset without disk?

 HP laptop password recovery guide

Summary:
Forgot HP laptop password for windows 10, Windows 8, or 7? What to do to reset it with or without reset disk? Many newbies asked. If you have the same issue, don't worry! This article shows you three available solutions to recover or reset HP laptop password for windows 10/8/7 instantly. These solutions work fine with HP Pavilion, Envy, Elitebook, Probook, Omen, Chromebook, Spectre, HP Compaq, Compaq Presario, HP TouchSmart, HP Desktop computer & All-in-one PCs.

Tips: If you have create a Windows password reset disk before, I think you know how to use it to reset the lost password, so I don't introduce this way in this article. Or you can see the step by step guide in https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/14105/windows-8-what-to-do-if-forget-windows-password.

With the following solutions, you can reset HP laptop login password without Windows Password disk even you don't have the old password. Even more, they are easy and simple to use, even you know little about computer. You just need a USB flash drive or a rewrite CD/DVD disc.

 

Three ways to reset forgotten password for HP laptop and Desktop:

1. Reset HP laptop password with installation DVD disk (Recommend).

2. Reset HP computer password with Spower Password Tool.

3. Reset HP forgotten password with free Tool.

4. Example to boot HP laptop or Desktop computer from USB drive.

1. Reset HP laptop password with Windows installation DVD disk

This way works fine for all HP computer and Windows 10/8/7, so here I recommend you follow the steps below and have a try. Here I take using Windows 10 installation image disk to reset password on HP Pavilion as example. You can apply it on other HP laptops & desktop and Windows 8/7 system.

Tips: If you want to learn how to use Windows installation USB disk to reset HP computer password, please refer to Reset Windows 10 administrator password with installation iso.

Tips: If you don't have a Windows installation DVD disk, and want to create one, refer to How to create installation media (USB flash drive, DVD, or ISO file) to install Windows 10 on a different PC (click to show more or less information).

Steps to Reset HP laptop password with Windows 10 installation DVD disk:

Step 1: Boot the locked HP Pavilion laptop from Windows 10 installation DVD disk. For more detail, see how to set your computer boot from CD/DVD drive.

Step 2: When Windows 10 setup program starts, follow these instructions to open command prompt: Click Next, select Repair Windows, Select Troubleshoot, select Advanced Options, then select Command Prompt.

windows 10 setup

Step 3: On the command prompt, run the following commands.

change cmd to utilman

Tips: When computer restarts, please eject the DVD disk from CD/DVD-ROM.

Step 4: On login screen, click utilman to run Command Prompt.

windows 10 login

Step 5: Run net user command to reset windows 10 login password for HP laptop.

reset password for hp laptop

Tips: If the Administrator account is inactive, you must active it with "Net User Administrator /active:yes" command. Also, you can use the Net User command to reset password for other user account.

Step 6: Close the Command prompt, and then you can login Windows 10 with new password.

2. Reset HP password with Spower Password Tool.

If you want to use premium software to reset forgotten password for hp laptop, I recommend you get Spower Password Recovery Tools and have a try.

Tips: This guide only shows you how to create a USB password reset disk and use it to reset password. If you want to create a CD/DVD password reset disk, you can refer to How to Reset Windows Password with Password Recovery Tools.

Guide to Reset HP laptop password with Spower Password Recovery Tools:

Step 1. Download Spower Password Recovery Tools, install it on a accessible computer, and run it.

Step 2. Create a USB password reset disk: On left panel, select Windows password reset, select Spower Windows Password Reset on main panel, insert USB disk, and then click Burn to USB button to create a USB password reset disk.

Step 3. Boot the locked HP laptop from USB password reset disk. See Example to boot HP laptop or Desktop computer from USB drive.

Step 4. Reset Windows login password for HP laptop - Select a user account and click Reset button to reset password to empty.

Step 5. Click Reboot button to reboot HP laptop, unplug the USB disk, and then you can login HP laptop without password.

3. Reset HP laptop password with free password tools.

Ophcrack and Chntpw are open source password recovery tools. You can use Chntpw without any limitation, but it only offers command prompt shell. You can use Ophcrack with free Rainbow tables which work for part of the password sets, means it may fail to recover the lost password if the windows login password is strong.

Guide to reset HP laptop password with Chntpw: Reset password with Chntpw.

Guide to use Ophcrack: Recover Windows 10 forgotten password with Ophcrack.

4. Example to boot HP laptop or Desktop computer from USB drive.

This is the important step to reset or recover the lost password for the above solutions. You should pay more attention to it.

Example to boot HP laptop from USB drive:

Insert USB drive to HP laptop, start or restart HP laptop, when HP logo appears, press down F9 or Esc Key until BOOT Menu appears, and then select USB flash drive to boot from.

Example to boot HP Desktop computer from USB drive:

Insert USB drive to HP desktop computer, start or restart HP desktop computer, when HP logo appears, press down F12 Key until BOOT Menu appears, and then select USB flash drive to boot from.

Tips: If fail to boot from USB drive, I suggest you try more than a few times.

 

 

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