HP has been famous for her excellent brands many year, especially HP Compaq Presario CQ, HP Pavilion dv laptops were lots of people's favorite. There are some people forgot HP laptop password date from the HP laptop come out. In fact, people meet such a problem is not so trouble now so that you do not worry about lost laptop password. There are many HP password recovery solutions can be easily found on internet.
Here I collect some popular solutions to help reset HP laptop password if your laptop installed Windows system such as Windows 7/Vista/XP.
Solution 1 Reset HP laptop password by another user account with administrator privilege.
If you have another available user account as administrator, you can use this account to reset other user password when you forgot HP password. Take Windows XP Password recovery for example, follow the steps bellow:
Step 1: Login Windows as administrator, click "control panel" and open "user accounts" to access users list.
Step 2: Click whichever user account which you want to reset its password, select "change the password" or "remove the password".
Step 3: Type a new password in the "New password box" and type it again to confirm. Input a password hint or not then click "OK" to complete HP password reset.
Note, there is a hide Administrator account was created in our computer when we install Windows system. You can login with it in safe mode.
Step 1: Press F8 immediately when restart your HP laptop to access safe mode.
Step 2: Refer to the 2,3 step above to reset password of whichever user account.
Solution 2 Reset HP laptop password with Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor.
Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor is a famous software which can be used to reset HP laptop password that installed Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/VIST/WIN7/2008 when you lost HP password, but note that it just can reset Windows local password. If you want to reset domain password, you can use another popular software, Windows Password Rescuer, to reset it on Windows 2008/2003/2000. Get to the point, here are the steps to reset HP password:
Step 1: Download Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor and required software such as CD burning tool or USB burning tool.
Step 2: Burn the Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor ISO file to a blank CD or USB drive.
Step 3: Set your HP laptop to boot from CD or USB drive via BIOS SETUP.
Step 4: After Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor start up successfully, resetting HP laptop password by a few steps in DOS setting.
In consideration of the complex operations of the process which requires the basic knowledge of linux shell and it is also depend on different computer or different Operating System, I recommend computer novice to use solution 3. Or you can google for "Reset Windows password with Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor" to complete HP password reset task.
Solution 3 Reset HP password with professional password recovery tool.
If you do not have another administrator account on HP laptop or you have little experience in Windows or LUNIX operations, you can use Windows Password Rescuer to help reset HP password without lose date. This software was provided by DAOSSOFT corperation, it supports HP laptop password recovery in Windows 7/Vista/XP and HP computer installed Windows 7/Vista/XP/2008/2003/2000. About four steps bellow:
Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Rescuer on another available computer.
Step 2: Run the software to burn it to a blank CD or USB. The process of burning is automatically and quickly. This is why so many computer novice choose it to help reset Windows password.
Step 3: Set your HP laptop to boot from CD (burn it to a CD ) or USB drive (burn it to a USB drive) via BIOS SETUP. If you have trouble in this step, please refer to:
How to set computer boot from CD/DVD.
How to set computer boot from USB drive.
Step 4: After the laptop boot from CD or USB, Windows Password Rescuer will display a friend operation window. Then you can reset whichever user password by a few clicks.
You also can use Windows Password Rescuer to create a new user with administrator privileges for your HP OEM Windows without login. you can login Windows directly and/or change other user password.
These three solutions were great that can perfectly work in any people's HP laptop and HP computer. I have also tested each solution myself.
If you are using HP Compaq computer with Windows 2008/2003/2000 as a server, you can use Windows Password Rescuer Advanced edition to reset Windows domain password when you lost HP Compaq password.
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