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How to Reset Password on HP Laptop Without Disk [5 Ways]

author_icon Ronnie Barnes time_icon Last updated: May 24, 2019 02:33 pm tips_icon Windows 10

People are more conscious these days with how safe their computer and personal files are and it is the major reason why most people set complex passwords that nobody will be able to guess. If you own a HP laptop computer, it will be frustrating to lose or forget the password. To reset the password on HP laptop, usually the first solution that people know about is to reinstall their windows OS which takes hours to complete and also erases all the data on your computer. You may also reinstall the program with an installation disk. However, you can also reset password on HP laptop without disk. Check out the procedures and different steps below.

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1. Reset HP Laptop Password Without Disk (With Password)

You can get into your HP laptop even without a disk and reset the password as long as you have the current password.

If the user account you use to enter your Windows 10 HP laptop is a Microsoft account, you will have to visit the official site of Microsoft where you can reset the password. After setting a new Microsoft account password, you will be able to use the password to unlock your Windows 10 HP laptop.

If you use a local account to unlock your HP Windows 10 laptop, on the login page, click on "Reset Password". The "Password Reset Wizard" will open and you can follow the instructions to set a new password for your local account. After setting the new password, you will be able to unlock your HP laptop.

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For normal operations, you can also reset your HP Windows password from the Command Prompt. Do this by pressing "Windows + R" then open "Run" box. To run command prompt input "cmd" and enter "net user." Press "Enter" to confirm.

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2. Reset Password on HP Laptop Without Disk (No Password Required)

When you forget the password on HP laptop, reinstalling Windows entirely is not the best solution. Passper WinSenior is the perfect solution to help you reset your computer passwords without even a disc. It does not take much time to finish the reset process and you also get flexible options to choose whether you want to reset or remove the password on your Windows 10 HP laptop.

 Features of Passper WinSenior – Windows Password Recovery

  • Reset passwords for Windows admin account and guest login without reinstalling Windows or losing data.

  • You can create bootable reset disk in one click with two options: USB Flash drive or CD/DVD.

  • It supports all versions of Windows OS from Windows XP to Windows 10.

  • It is compatible with a lot of HP Computer models which includes HP Pavilion, HP Spectre, HP Envy, HP Workstation, etc.

Free DownloadFor Win 10/8/7/XP/Vista

Check below to find out the step-by-procedures on how to reset password on HP laptop without Disk.

Things You Need to Have in Place

  • An empty CD/DVD or USB Flash Drive.

  • A spare Windows or Mac computer that you have access to.

  • Download Passper WinSenior Program on the computer that you have access to.

Step 1. Download Passper WinSenior on an Accessible Computer

Since you cannot access your laptop, you will need to download Passper WinSenior to another computer on which you will create a password reset disk. The program comes with a built-installation guide so you will find it very easy to install. Run the desktop shortcut as administrator and the main interface will load.

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Step 2. Burn a Bootable Password USB Flash Drive

Insert the USB flash drive into the other accessible computer and click on "Create" to burn the ISO images to the USB which may take some minutes.

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Step 3. Insert USB Drive to Locked HP Laptop

Insert the USB flash drive into the locked HP laptop, then boot your computer into BIOS settings. This process varies among different computer brands. For HP laptop:

Restart your HP computer and press "ESC". This will take you to the Startup Menu. Press F9 to open the "Boot Device Options". Select Boot Manager and choose USB hard drive as the first boot option. Then Press "Enter" to save changes.

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Step 4. Select the Target Admin Account

Restart the locked HP computer. The Windows password reset tool will begin to work. After the computer boots, choose the Windows system.

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On the main window, click on "Reset Windows Password" and then click on "Next".

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Select the target account and then click on "Next". Enter the password you would like to use and then click on "Reset".

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The program will reset the password and notify you when the process is complete. Click on "Reboot Computer" before removing the bootable disk and then click on "Reboot Now". You can then use the new password to unlock the computer when it restarts.

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3. Reset HP Laptop Password with Admin Account

You can change the password on a user or guest account on your HP laptop that has more than one account as long as another account has administrator privileges.

Step 1. From the start menu, navigate to "Control Panel". Go to "User Accounts" and "User Accounts" and select "Manage another account".

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Step 2. You will see all the user accounts on the screen. Select the one you want to change its password.

Step 3. Click on "Change the password" and you will be able to type in another password. Type the new password again and click on "Change password" to save.

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4. Reset Password on HP Laptop with HP Recovery Manager

You can also use HP Recovery Manager to reset the password on your HP laptop without using a disk.

Step 1. Switch on your HP computer and press F11 repeatedly until the "Recovery Manager" window pops up.

Step 2. Click on "I need help immediately" and the "System Recovery".

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Step 3. Make sure that you have a backup of your files and then click on "Recover without backing up your files".

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Step 4. Click on "Next" and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the recovery process.

Step 5. Once the process is complete, your HP laptop will be set up as a new laptop.

5. Reinstall HP Laptop System

The process of reinstalling windows is quite simple but it restores the computer to factory settings. This means that none of your personal applications will remain on the computer. The settings will be affected but you will be able to reset password on HP computer without disk.

Step 1. Download the media creation tool from the Microsoft software download website for the right Windows version.

Step 2. Inside the software, select "Create Installation media for another PC". You need to choose the correct edition for your computer’s architecture. Follow the on-screen instructions by clicking on "Next" until you get to the last window where you will be able to click on "Finish".

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Step 3. Insert the disk into the locked HP laptop and boot the laptop from the installation disk. While booting, press F2 to access the boot menu. You will then be able to specify your preferred parameters. Click on "Next" and then "Repair Your Computer" on the next window. Select "Troubleshoot" from the list of options and then "Reset this PC". You will then be able to reinstall Windows.

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Conclusion

When it comes to how to reset the password on your HP laptop without disk, there are many approaches to it and any of the methods highlighted above can get this done in no time and effectively too.

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By Ronnie Barnes to Windows 10

Posted on May 06, 2019 ( Updated: May 24, 2019 )

Ronnie Barnes, a blogger with more than 5-year experience in writing tips about password recovery for Windows and office files.