How to Remove the Password When Powering On From an HP Laptop

By Stephen Lilley

Setting up user accounts on your HP laptop can be a great way to allow multiple people to use the same computer. Each person can have their own password-protected account so that their information is kept private and doesn't affect the way anyone else uses the same computer. Just as adding a password to an HP laptop is easy, removing one is also a simple process. Removing a password will allow anyone to have access to all the information on that computer at any time.

Things You'll Need

  • HP laptop

Step 1

Click on the "Start" menu and select the option that reads "Control Panel." Search for the icon that reads "User Accounts" from the list of programs that appears. Double-click on the "User Accounts" icon to load that particular utility.

Step 2

Click on the link that reads "Remove my Password." This will bring up a window asking you to enter your current password into a box. Do so, and click the "Remove Password" button.

Step 3

Click the "X" button in the upper right hand corner of both the "User Accounts" window and the "Control Panel" window to close them.

Step 4

Restart your computer. Once your computer begins to load your operating system, it will no longer ask you for a password and load directly to your computer's desktop.

Tips & Warnings

  • You can add a password to an account at any time by going back to the "User Accounts" link, selecting the name of an account and entering in a new password.

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