How to Reset HP Laptop Password on Windows 10/8/7 if I Forgot

May.19, 2017 18:09. Posted by to Tutorials
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Laptops made by HP are one of the most beloved ones in the market favored by infinite people for its prominent features. Furthermore, HP laptop does come up with high security and privacy settings that helps to keep your laptop safe and secure. One of the security measures took my HP laptop is to set up a login screen so that no one can gain access to your computer without your permission. Whether you shut down your laptop or put it on sleep, whenever you try to start it, it will prompt to enter password to gain entrance to your computer.

 

But the horror hallucination begins when you forget your own laptop password. Even you won't be able to approach your laptop without entering the correct password. And if you forgot the password then you will be unable to access any important files and documents stored in that laptop. In short, this is a very chaotic situation especially if the laptop you are using is for official or education purpose.

 

First of all, let us put your mind in comfort by saying that this is not the end of your laptop. There are many quick fixes for this issue that will help to get back into your computer in no time. In this short guide, we will share two programs that will totally help you to reset Windows password screen and let you get back into your computer. Keep on reading to find out how to achieve that.

 

Solution #1: How to Reset HP Laptop Password With Ophcrack Password Recovery

Solution #2: How to Reset HP Laptop Login Password with Windows Password Mate

 

Solution #1: How to Reset HP Laptop Password on Windows 8/7 With Ophcrack

Ophcrack is a free Windows password recovery tool that uses rainbow tables to crack the passwords. It works in Windows computer and has its own graphical user interface. It can crack LM and NTML hashes and uses brute-force technique to find your password. Use the following steps to reset your HP laptop password.

Step 1: Burn the ISO image files into a USB flash drive (guide) or a writable CD/DVD to make a password reset bootable disk.

 

Step 2: Use an empty flash drive with at least 1GB space for smooth experience. Eject the flash drive and insert it on the locked HP laptop.

 

Step 3: Restart the laptop and since the flash drive is bootable, the laptop should automatically load ophcrack on the startup screen. The following screen will be loaded and press "Enter" to run the tool.

 

ophcrack password recovery

 

Step 4: Wait patiently till the program is loaded and find out the hard drive partition name that has the operating system installed in your laptop.

 

Step 5 : Enter the username and wait for the program to recover the password. Now restart the laptop and eject the USB flash drive. Use the new password to enter into your computer again.

 

reset password with ophcrack

 

 

This part is only eligible for expert computer users and not user friendly for novice audience. In addition, Ophcrack is not a 100% proven method since it has failed to recover password many times, especially on Windows 10. What is more, no dedicated support will help you with any question. If you were looking for a more solid anwser, then please keep reading the Solution 2.

 

Solution #2: Reset/Unlock HP Laptop Password on Windows 10/8/7 without Disk

Windows Password Mate is the finest and leading Windows password recovery program that has successfully recovered passwords on every locked computer. So far, there is not a single locked laptop or computer that couldn't be cracked by this tool. Rest assured that no data will be erased using this method and you will find your laptop absolutely perfect; exactly the way you left it before getting locked out. It is very quick and fast working program that can bypass the login screen within minutes.

 

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Step 1: Download and Run Windows Password Mate

Download UUkeys program on a different working computer and install it by reading the instruction. Launch the program and insert an empty USB flash drive or CD/DVD to make a password reset disk. (Note: USB flash drives are recommended over CD/DVD for better experience)

 

Windows Password Mate start up

Step 2: Create Password Reset Disk with USB or CD/DVD

Select the USB flash drive name from the drop-down menu and click on "Burn USB" to start copying the files from UUkeys into the flash drive. Once completed, you will get the following message saying "Burning successfully!"

 

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Step 3: Reboot Locked Computer from Password Reset Disk

Eject the USB flash drive and insert it on the locked HP laptop and reboot it. Keep pressing F8 key to enter into boot menu. Now, choose the USB flash drive name and press Enter.

bios settings for boot priority

 

Step 4: Reset User or Admin Account Password on Windows 10/8/7

Windows Password Mate will be loaded automatically and you only need to enter two information i.e. the operating system you are using and the locked username. That's all, after completing these details, simply click on "Reset Password" and as soon it is finished click on "Reboot".

 

BINGO! Now, you can enter into your laptop without using any password at all. This is as easy as a piece of pie.

 

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Summary:

As soon you gain access to your laptop, it is recommended to set up a new password for your laptops privacy and write it down on a piece of paper so that you can retrieve it easily if you forget again. Windows Password Mate is extremely helpful and easy to use if you forget you ever forget your login password. Remember to use this program only on your own laptop for personal usage. Using this software on any other computer for criminal activities will be considered as breaking the legal laws.

 

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