If you have forgotten the password to a user account on your HP laptop, it can be frustrating because you may need to use your laptop for something important however you are not able to do so because you cannot log into the laptop. This article will show you how to reset your forgotten password in two parts: one part will tell you the best and easiest way of doing this and then the second part will show you how to reset your passwords manually.
Part 1: The Easiest Method to Reset Password on HP Laptop without Disk
We highly recommend that ty use the Passper WinSenior for your HP Laptop when you have forgotten your password and you need to reset it. When you reset your password using other methods, you are affecting the partition to an extent where you could lose data. This is not the case when using Passper WinSenior. However, this software also has some other features that could be useful to you if you decide that you don't want to reset the password on your HP laptop. Some of these features of WinSenior are:
Remove passwords from any accounts
Create a new admin account which can be used to reset the password
Make a reset disk within minutes
Remove Windows user account
One second to reset/remove password
Anyone without much knowledge regarding Windows can still use Passper WinSenior because it automatically completes most of the process, without you having to do much. With an incredibly clean and easy to use user interface that only requires simple inputs from the user, Passer WinSenior is the best way of resetting the password on your HP laptop. You can check the steps below.
Step 1. Download Passper WinSenior on an Accessible Computer
Since you cannot access your HP laptop, you will need to download Passper WinSenior to another computer on which you will create a password reset disk using USB or CD. The program is very light and within several seconds the main interface will load.
Step 2. Burn a Bootable Password Reset USB Flash Drive
Insert a USB flash drive into the accessible computer and click on "Create" to burn the ISO images to the USB which only take a few minutes. After that you will see a very clear guide on how to operate on the target computer on the interface of Passper WinSenior. You just need to insert the USB flash drive into the locked HP laptop, then boot your Windows from the USB by following the guide.
Step 3. Select the Target Admin Account
The Windows password reset tool will begin to work automatically. After the computer boots, choose the Windows system of your HP laptop. On the main window, click on "Reset Windows Password" and then click on "Next".
Step 4. Reboot Computer
Select the target account and then click on "Next". Enter the password you would like to use and then click on "Reset". 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.
Part 2: Other 3 Methods to Reset Password on HP Laptop without Disk
Method 1: Performing HP System Recovery
By performing a full system recovery on your HP laptop, you will remove all the data on the laptop. This includes the password, which allows you to get control back over your laptop. To do this, follow these steps.
Power off your laptop and remove any peripherals except the mouse, monitor and external keyboard (if you have those connected). This includes items such as USBs and external drives.
Press the power button and then as soon as your display turns on, press the F11 key repeatedly and wait for an options menu to appear.
Choose to Troubleshoot, then Recovery Manager and then System Recovery.
Pick "Recovery without backing up your files" and then choose next twice.
Wait until the HP laptop has been formatted and the default software is installed.
Set up the laptop as new. Your password will have been removed.
Method 2: Use Another Admin Account to Reset Password
Administrator accounts give you almost complete control over your PC's features and system. They allow you to do almost anything on your PC, such install any software for either your user alone or for all users in one go, make changes to system settings such as restrictions for websites and create/remove user accounts with different levels of privileges. On HP laptops, like all Windows laptops, you can reset a user account's password using another Administrator account on the device. It is possible to have multiple administrator account setup on your HP laptop and if you have access to any one of these accounts, then by using Command Prompt, you will be able to reset the password for the desired account. To do this, you will need to login to the admin account that you have access to.
Go to Start Menu and search for the Control Panel after you enter another admin account on your computer.
Once you open the window of Control Panel, choose User Accounts.
Click Manage another account.
Now you can see all the account of your Windows. You can choose the locked account and change the password by following the on-screen guide.
This method is only useful if you have access to another administrator account on that laptop, which may not always be the case. However with WinSenior, you are allowed to reset the password on your HP laptop, regardless of if you have access to an administrator account or not.
Method 3: Contact Local HP Store
If you have been unsuccessful in completing the other steps and your user account is still locked, you will need to contact an HP store near you. Depending on your location, you might have an HP store quite close to you. You could contact this store by either visiting the store in person and taking your laptop with you, by phoning up the store and asking to speak with a technician or via email, although this might take a while so it is recommended that you phone the store.
The local store will be able to help you reset your user's account. If you are unable to reset the password, then the store may reset the password for you however you may need to show proof of purchase and proof of ownership to prevent unauthorized access. An HP technician will be able to reset your account and they will tell you any of the consequences of having your account reset, such as losing your data. You will also not have access to the laptop until the password has been reset.
The best way for you to reset a forgotten password on a HP laptop is by using the Passper WinSenior program because it is easy, safe and quick to use. You will regain access to your computer quickly without you having to carry out the process of resetting a password, which could be tedious on Windows.