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 the 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 the Windows password on HP laptop. There are many solutions can reset the password easily. Here I collect some popular methods to help reset your HP laptop password if your laptop installed Windows system such as Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP, 2012, 2011, 2008, 2003, 2000.
If you have another available user account as administrator, you can use this account to reset other user password when you forgot the password. Take Hp laptop on Windows XP for example, follow the steps bellow:
1: Login Windows as administrator, click "control panel" and open "user accounts" to access users list.
2: Click whichever user account which you want to reset its password, select "change the password" or "remove the password".
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 it.
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.
If you do not have another administrator account on HP laptop, you can use Windows Password Rescuer to help reset the hp password without losing date. This software was provided by Daossoft corperation, it supports all HP laptop and computer on Windows 8/7/Vista/XP/2012/2008/2003/2000. 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 the 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 Your Computer BIOS to Boot from USB Flash Drive
How to Set Your Computer BIOS to Boot from CD/DVD
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.
Offline Windows Password & Registry Editor is a famous software which can be used to recover lost HP laptop password that installed Windows NT/2000/XP/2003/Vista/7/2008/8/2012 when you forgot the password, but note that it just can reset Windows local user password. For the domain password, 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 the 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, reset the 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 the 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 to reset the domain password when you lost HP Compaq password.