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    how to reset password on hp laptop

    Hello, i Have A Hp Laptop for Which i want to reset the password now the problem is that , i have forgotten , i cannot get it to workings , please tell me how can i reset password on my Hp laptop , please help me thanks in advance for your replies

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    Re: how to reset password on hp laptop

    The Power On password is set in the System BIOS options. It prevents unwanted users from accessing the computer. By default, HP does not set the Power On password. If you set the Power On password in the System BIOS options you will be prompted for it immediately after you power on the Notebook PC. If this password is forgotten, a repair at an HP certified repair center is required to reset the computer. Please contact HP to schedule a repair. This service is not covered by the warranty.

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    Re: how to reset password on hp laptop

    Startup in Safe Mode
    The Windows Administrator account is accessible from Safe Mode. Any user account can be reset from the Windows Administrator account. Use the following steps to access Safe Mode and reset the user account with the missing password.

    1. Hold the Power Button in for 5 seconds to turn off the computer.
    2. Wait 5 seconds and press the Power Button again to start the computer.
    3. Press F8 after the HP or Compaq logo screen, but before the Windows logo screen is displayed.
    4. Select Safe Mode from the Windows Advanced Options Menu.
    5. Select the Administrator account.


    6. Select Control Panel from the Start Menu.
    7. Select User Accounts .
    8. Select the User's name that you wish to reset the password for.
    9. Select Change Password and follow the on-screen instructions.


    NOTE: If Administrator is not listed as one of the options, type Administrator into username: of the login screen.
    NOTE: HP does not create an Administrator password by default. If the Administrator password was created, it will need to be entered to login as Administrator. If the Administrator password is lost or forgotten, see the Windows Administrator options below.

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    Re: how to reset password on hp laptop

    If there is more than one Windows user enabled on the PC, their login can be used to reset the login with the missing password. Use the following steps to reset the password.

    NOTE: This option can only be used if the other user account is enabled as an "administrator" account.

    • Login to the other user name.
    • Select Control Panel from the START menu.
    • Select User Accounts .
    • The next step varies by version of Windows you are using.
    • Windows XP Home
      • Select the User's name that needs to be reset.
      • Select Change Password and follow the directions.
    • Windows XP Pro
      • Select User Accounts .
      • Highlight the User's name that needs to be reset and follow the directions provided at the bottom.

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