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How to Reset Password for Windows 7 HP Laptop

face Elena Spencer Updated on Apr 14, 2022 8:35 PM

The wise move for every HP laptop owner is to set up a password on lock screen so that others can't access it. If you've ever had the moments where you realize that you've forgotten the password, then you're certainly not alone. Read on to find out what you can do so as to regain access to HP laptop and log on to Windows 7 account.

The plans for resetting password in Windows 7 HP laptop—regardless of an admin or user password, work fine with all HP laptops: HP Pavilion HP OMEN, HP Spectre, HP ENVY, HP Stream, HP EliteBook, HP HDX, HP ZBook, HP TouchSmart, HP Notebooks and many more.

1. Reset Windows 7 Password on HP Laptop with Password Reset Disk

As already mentioned, the following instructions only applies to those who have previously created a password reset disk. With it, you can easily reset local user account password of Windows 7 in HP laptop. Here's the how-to.

  • Turn on HP laptop, then type anything in the password field and press Enter.
  • When a dialog box prompts, click OK.
  • Click Reset password, and then insert the password reset disk.
  • Password Reset Wizard opens with on-screen prompts. Follow them through to the end until you reset the password by creating a new password for logging into HP laptop.

2. Reset HP Laptop Password in Windows 7 with 3rd-party Software Application

If you don't have a password reset disk, and if you want to keep all documents on the HP laptop, you're in luck. Using Spower Windows Password Reset desktop application is a faster method to reset forgotten password on Windows 7 HP laptop and bypass the login screen.

This is a surefire route of resetting user or admin password on HP Windows 7 laptop. It comes with advanced features that help making a password reset disk before recovering or resetting process. The result is, password would be completely removed instead of being decoded or displayed. This makes the tool more convenient to use. Plus, it works with all Windows OS including Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows XP, etc.

The process for resetting Windows 7 password for HP laptop is as follows. To begin, you need to download any desired edition of the software on any workable computer (Check features of three editions: Standard, Platinum, Ultimate), and then install it well.

Step 1: Create password reset disk with a CD/DVD or USB

After installation, run it. Insert either a USB or CD/DVD, select the location from the drop-down menu, and then click USB device button or CD/DVD button.

When that's finished, remove the disk first and plug it into the HP laptop.

Step 2: Reboot locked HP laptop with password reset disk

Start the problematic HP laptop or restart it if it's already on.

Once it begins the booting process, press Esc or F9 (some old PCs may use F10) repeatedly until you get into Startup Menu or Select Boot Device Menu.

In the window that opens, select your USB storage device or CD/DVD and press Enter to continue.

Step 3: Reset User or Admin Password for Windows 7 HP laptop

Wait for HP laptop to load, and the software should start.

On the panel, choose Windows 7 and the target user account for which you need to reset the password, and then click the Reset button.

In the next step, hit Reboot button and remove the disk so the password reset change takes effect.

That's it...You've just completed the HP laptop password reset process on Windows 7. You'll finally get to logon to HP laptop without entering a password!

3. Reset Lost HP Laptop Password in Windows 7 with Installation Disk & Command Prompt

This is an easy way to get around the forgotten HP laptop password issue, though it only works if the default administrator account is enabled beforehand.

To reset a password on Windows 7 HP laptop without disk, you need to:

  • Stick installation disk to HP laptop that is locked with a forgotten password.
  • Switch on HP laptop. When appears, press any key a few times so it boots from the disk.
  • In the dialog, set the language you want.
  • Next click "Repair your computer" link.
  • Wait the system searches for Windows 7 installation.
  • When done, take note of the drive letter. Choose Windows 7, and then click Next.
  • Click on Command Prompt among the listed options.
  • A command prompt window displays.
  • Run the commands and press Enter after each typing:
  • copy c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe c:\

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

    Windows 7 HP laptop password reset

  • Close up command prompt window, remove inserted installation disk.
  • Reboot HP laptop. Tap Shift key five times to access command prompt environment.
  • Now reset Windows 7 password of HP laptop by executing this command line: net user username newuserpassword. Make sure to replace username with your Windows 7 account name, and newuserpassword with your desired password.
  • Press Enter to apply the setting, and exit command prompt.
  • Restart HP laptop and access it using the newly set-up password.

4. Unlock Windows 7 Password on HP Laptop via HP Recovery Manager

HP has made it extremely easy to reset Windows 7 HP password that you've forgotten by forcing a system recovery. Be aware that this will delete all files from the hard drive. The good thing is, once the resetting process is done, you can access the HP laptop and use it normally just like before. BTW, this is always your last resort if there's no way out.

  • Turn off HP laptop, and then remove all peripheral devices.
  • Power it on, and keep pressing F11 until Recovery Manager screen appears.
  • Click on System Recovery option from "I need help immediately" column.
  • Wait HP laptop resetting the password and reinstalling itself to factory default settings.

More Detailed Directions: https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c01867418#AbT2

HP laptop password reset Windows 7

The Bottom Line

With these reset plans, you can effectively reset HP laptop password to log into Windows 7, and you don't have to rack your brains getting things back to normal.

On the plus side, it's now the time to be proactive so you never need to go through all the ways again: create a password reset disk and keep it in a safe place. You'll find the tutorial in this page.

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