How to Reset the Password on HP Laptop

Forgetting your laptop password can be a pain and many of us have gone through it. If you've set a power-on password, you'll have to contact HP or reinstall your operating system. However, if it's simply the log-on password you need, here is an easy way to get into your computer.

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Getting Into Your Laptop

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Power down your laptop by holding the power button for about five seconds.

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Turn your laptop on.

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Begin pressing the F8 button on the top row of your keyboard after the HP screen loads but before windows opens.

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Select "Safe Mode" from the advanced options menu.

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Select the administrator account.

Reseting Your Password

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Go to the Control Panel from the Start Menu.

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Select "User Accounts."

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Select the account whose password you wish to reset.

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Choose the option "Change Password" and follow the instructions.