"Recently bought HP Pavilion 17z laptop with Windows 10 installed. I have forgotten the admin password, and I don't have a recovery disk. Currently I am using the guest account. Please tell me a way of unlocking HP laptop without admin password. "
Almost all new HP Pavilion laptops no long use the old and slow BIOS, they use the latest UEFI firmware. To reset a forgotten Windows password on UEFI-based computer, you have to use a password cracking software with UEFI support. In this tutorial we'll explain how to use the WindowsUnlocker software to reset Windows 10 user password on HP Pavilion laptop.
1 Create A WindowsUnlocker Live CD
Before resetting HP Pavilion laptop password, you need to use another computer to make a WindowsUnlocker boot CD. After you've downloaded the full version of WindowsUnlocker Enterprise (trial version), unzip it and you'll get a disc image file called pcunlocker.iso.
Next download and install the freeware ISO2Disc. Run the ISO2Disc program, click on Browse button to select the WindowsUnlocker ISO file.
- Select Burn to CD/DVD and click on Start Burn. The CD will be ready in one or two minutes.
2 Reset HP Pavilion Laptop Password
Once your WindowsUnlocker Live CD is ready, you can now bring it to reset forgotten Windows 10 password for your HP Pavilion laptop. Follow these steps:
- Put the WindowsUnlocker Live CD in the CD/DVD drive. Turn off your laptop if it's running.
Immediately press the Esc key repeatedly, about once every second, until the Startup Menu opens.
- Press F9 to open the "Boot Device Options" menu. Use the up or down arrow key to select the CD/DVD drive. Once pressing Enter, the computer will boot from the CD.
After one or two minutes, the WindowsUnlocker program will launch and it displays all of your Windows 10 user accounts. If you've set up a Microsoft account as your laptop's login, you can see that your email address shows up next to a linked local account.
- Choose a local account and then click on Reset Password button, it will reset your forgotten local account password immediately. If you've selected a local account tied to your Microsoft account, the program will automatically convert your Microsoft account to local user.
So this is how can you reset forgotten Windows 10 password on HP Pavilion laptop. This method will also work for any other brands of UEFI-based desktop computers, laptops and tablets.