HP has been famous for her excellent brands many years, especially HP Compaq Presario CQ, HP Pavilion dv and HP Compaq series were lots of people’s favorite. There are some people forgot HP laptop password due to their careless. In fact, people meet such a problem is not so troublesome now so that you do not need to worry about forgot Windows password on HP laptop. There are many HP password recovery solutions can be easily found on internet for hp password reset.
Here I collect some popular methods to help reset HP laptop password if your laptop installed Windows system such as Windows 7/Vista/XP/2000.
Method 1 Reset HP laptop password by another user account with administrator privileges.
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 Hp password reset on Windows XP 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 installed Windows 7/vista/xp to access safe mode.
Step 2: Refer to the 2,3 step above to reset password of whichever user account.
Method 2 Reset HP password with professional password recovery tool.
If you do not have another administrator account on HP laptop, you can use Windows Password Rescuer to help reset HP password without losing 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 create a password recovery boot disk(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 (if you burn it to a CD) or USB drive (if you 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 start automatically and display a friendly operating window. Then you can reset whichever user password by a few clicks(click an user account and click "Reset Password").
You also can use Windows Password Rescuer to create a new user with administrator privileges for your HP OEM Windows without login. Then you can login Windows directly and/or change other user password.
Method 3 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 forgot HP password, but note that it just can reset Windows local user password. For domain password recovery, you can use another popular software, Windows Password Rescuer Advanced, to reset it on Windows 2008/2003/2000. Get to the point, here are the main steps to reset HP password:
Step 1: Download Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor.
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 highly recommend you to use Method 2.
These three solutions were great that can perfectly work in any people’s HP laptop and HP computer, of course can reset Windows 7/Vista/XP password on HP mini.
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 server 2000/2003/2008 domain password when you lost HP Compaq password.
Windows Password Rescuer: