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HP Password Reset - Forgot Windows 7 Password on HP Computer

Lucas Seltzer Updated on May 13, 2022 11:26 AM

More often than not, people tend to forgot password on Windows 7 HP computer, and end up with frustration. While HP has a way to bypass the lock screen if forgotten password, you will run the risk of losing files on the hard drive after performing an HP system recovery. The good news is that you don't need to do so unless you have no way out. There are several ways available to recover or reset forgotten password for Windows 7 HP PC and this works to all models of HP desktops.

Whether you forgot admin password or a user account password to get in the HP with Windows 7, you can take this one-stop guide for troubleshooting the issue.

1. Fix Forgotten Password Issue - Use Password Reset Disk

Forgetting your password can be an extremely frustrating situation, but you can prevent the situation entirely by creating a password reset disk. Once you already have that disk, simply grab it and try resetting lost or forgotten Windows 7 password on HP PC just like the following steps:

  • On HP startup screen, log onto Windows 7 with incorrect password.
  • Press Enter and "Reset password" link will then appear under the password box. Click on it.
  • Insert your password reset disk, and the Password Reset Wizard will guide you to reset the password you've forgotten.

Unfortunately, if you've not create such as disk before forgetting the HP computer password in Windows 7, you won't be able to reset the password. There are, however, several things you can do to try to get in. Continue to read.

2. Fix Forgotten Password Issue - Use a Reliable Password Cracker

Out of all the methods you can employ to fix forgotten Windows 7 password in HP PC, this one is by far the easiest. With Spower Windows Password Reset software application, users can painlessly reset lost password of HP computer and access to Windows 7 again without any data loss.

The program is designed to deliver great user experience on creating a password reset disk with which to reset the password if forgotten in Windows 7 HP computer within minutes. It magically reset administrator and regular user password completely to have the login screen unlocked.

It's available in three editions: Standard, Platinum, and Ultimate for installation (What are the differences?). Now, follow the simple steps to reset lost or forgotten password on HP PC with Windows 7 operating system in order to get onto the desktop.

  • Download the utility on an available computer, install it, and run it.
  • Insert a blank USB drive or CD/DVD to the computer.
  • Click "CD/DVD" or "USB device" to create a password reset disk.
  • Insert the disk into your password-lock HP computer and start it.
  • Set the BIOS on machine to boot from the disk. for comprehensive guide, see this:
  • How to open BIOS Setup Utility on HP computer

    How to configure boot order

  • When your HP PC restart and boot from the disk, you'll get into the password reset window, as shown in the picture below.
  • Select Windows 7 system, pick up the account for which you forgot the login password
  • Click Reset button to commence the password reset process.

Good job! The software will set the password to blank without knowing the current one you've forgotten. Reboot HP computer and logon to desktop in a hassle-free manner.

3. Fix Forgotten Password Issue - Use Recovery Disc and Command Line Trick

If you can't remember the password of HP computer and have no access to Windows 7 system, you can use an recovery disc (if you have one in hand) and a command line trick to get you out of the unpleasant situation. Here's how to do:

  • Boot up HP computer, and then pop the prepared Windows 7 recovery disk into optical drive.
  • When prompted, press any key to boot from the recovery disk. You'll need to set the disk as first boot device by changing the boot order. Refer to the link in method 2 to learn to do this.
  • Choose your language and click Next.
  • Click "Repair your computer" link at the bottom left of the screen, this will search for Windows 7 installation.
  • Wait until it's completed and click Next to continue.
  • From the list, select Windows 7 you want to recover the forgotten password from, and then click on Next.
  • When System Recovery Options opens, pick Command Prompt among the given options.
  • In the command prompt window, type the commands one after another, and press Enter.
  • copy c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe c:\

    copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe

  • Now remove the disk and reboot your HP computer.
  • When you're at the Windows 7 login screen, press Shift key five times, and then input the command in the opening command prompt window. Replace the username and the password with whatever you'd like to use:
  • net user username newpassword

  • Close the command prompt window and restart your PC.

That's it! You can now get into Windows 7 account on HP PC with the new password, without involving the forgotten password.

4. Fix Forgotten Password Issue - Boot into Safe Mode

Instead of going through the lengthy process in method 3 above, you can try booting into Safe Mode and log in as Administrator so as to easily recover lost HP password in Windows 7.

  • While starting up the locked HP PC, press F8 repeatedly to access Advanced Options Menu.
  • Use keyboard arrow keys to select Safe Mode with Command Prompt, and then press Enter.
  • In the command prompt window, execute the following command to reset the forgotten password on the lock screen.
  • net user username newpassword

  • Replace username and newpassword with anything you want, then press Enter to confirm the change made.
  • When done, close command prompt window and restart the HP PC. Job done!

Also see: How to recover admin password on Acer laptop with Windows 7

The Bottom Line

Hope you find the instructions above helpful when you're stuck with locked HP PC with forgotten password! Method 2 is guaranteed to always work to remove or reset the old password when you forgot it, and regain access to the HP desktop computer.


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