How to Reset Password on HP Laptop on Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP
"How do I reset my password on my hp laptop?" such questions are often asked in HP support forum. Indeed, password forgotten issue is a headache and hard-to-fix problem. So How to Reset Password on HP Laptop? This is the focus of this article. And the passage has 3 parts to help you to unlock HP laptop Windows operating system when you forget your laptop password. Therefore, don't fear if your HP laptop is locked out and you want to factory reset hp laptop without password. Just follow the below tutorials and you will get the solution to reset HP Laptop password.
- Part I: How to Reset Password on HP Laptop Online with Microsoft Account
- Part II: How to Reset HP Laptop password with Password Reset Disk
- Part III: How to Reset Password on HP Laptop without Disk
A Microsoft account is the account Windows users use to access to Microsoft devices and services, including Windows OS, Outlook.com, Windows Phone, OneDrive, Skype and Xbox. So this way is a great choice when you forgot the password, if you use the Microsoft account to sign in the Windows OS, as the sign-in account.
You can go to Microsoft password reset page and follow the below simple steps to reset your HP laptop password online.
Step-by-step guide on how to reset Microsoft account
Step 1. It will ask you to choose the reason that you can't sign in after you enter the Microsoft password reset page. There are 3 options you can select, as the following:
First option: I forgot my password.
Second option: I know my password, but can't sign in.
Third option: I think someone else is using my Microsoft account.
Here you would like to choose the first option. Finally, click the "Next" button.
Step 2. In the next page, enter the Microsoft account Email address. And then type the captcha code it provides you. At last, click the "Next" button for the next step.
Step 3. It will ask you to enter your recovery email address to receive the one-time password code. And you will get an email message with a security code in the alternative email address you provide. Copy the security code and paste it in the field. Click the Next to the next page and it will allow you to setup a new password for your Microsoft account and apply the changes.
It is easy to reset forgotten password if you use the Microsoft Account as the sign-in account to access Windows. However, many Windows users would like to use the local account for Windows. Resetting local account password would be more difficult and harder if you forgot the local account password.
This part will introduce you how to reset HP Laptop password under the help of Password Reset Disk. Once I have write an article How to Create and use Windows Password Reset Disk on Windows 10/7/8/XP/Vista. So please make sure which Windows OS your HP laptop uses. At the same time, this method is useful on the condition that you have created a Windows Password Reset Disk before you forget password.
Please follow the step-by-step instruction on Free way- Use Password Reset Disk to Reset Windows 10 Password without password. However, this instruction is suitable for every Windows users to reset password on HP Laptop, even though it is for Windows 10.
This part will discuss how to reset password on HP Laptop without Disk. And it provides you with 2 methods: one free and the other is commercial. Please choose the right one according to your situation.
Ophcrack is a fast Windows password cracker which can help you to reset forgotten password on HP Laptop with ease. Based on rainbow tables, Ophcrack is available for Windows 10, 8, 7, Vista and XP. Therefore, you can use Ophcrack to reset administration password on HP Laptop Windows 10/7/8/Vista/XP. Here is a video tutorial on how to do password cracking using Ophcrack.
Password Unlocker is a good Ophcrack alternative to reset lost password on HP Laptop, as a great HP Laptop Password Reset tool. It supports all Windows operating system and all HP laptops. Therefore, you can reset password on HP Envy laptop, HP Pavilion, HP Spectre, HP Stream, HP Chromebook, HP ZBook, HP ProBook, HP Omen, HP Mini and HP EliteBook Laptop. Once I have written an article about How to reset password on HP Pavilion Laptop Windows 7 and How to reset password on HP Laptop Windows 8. And in the following, tutorial takes the example of How to reset password on HP Laptop Windows 10. So you can refer to the right instructions according to your Windows operating system.
Steps on How to Reset Admin Password on HP Laptop on Windows 10 with Password Unlocker
Step 1. Firstly, download, install and open the Password Unlocker on an accessible computer. Secondly, you must have the administrator right to login this PC. Finally, insert a flash drive or CD/DVD to create a bootable password reset disk. Generally, flash drive is the most recommended media for password reset disk creation.
Step 2. In the pop-up Window, select a target device and click the "Burn USB" button to burn a bootable password reset USB Flash drive.
Step 3. Firstly, connect the bootable password reset USB flash drive with the locked HP laptop you would like to reset password for. Secondly, change the BIOS settings to boot the HP laptop from the target USB flash drive. Moreover, here is tricks on How to set PC's BIOS Boot from USB flash drive.
Step 4. After BIOS settings, Password Unlocker will list all Windows accounts with usernames which show as "Protected" or "Blank". Protected means that this account is password protected. Blank means that this account is not password protected. Select the user name of your target account, and then click Reset button.