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Step-By-Step Guide to Recover Windows 8 Password on HP 2000 Laptop

March 2nd, 2014 by Admin

I have tried everything to get into my laptop. The password I had set up will not work for some reason. Is there anyway I can bypass or recover the password? This is a newly-purchased HP 2000 laptop with Windows 8 pre-installed on it.

Forgot Windows 8 login password for your HP 2000 laptop? You can reinstall Windows and start over, but installing Windows is a time-consuming task and it may also cause data loss. So the easiest and intelligent solution is by recovering Windows 8 password. All you need is a boot media.


Step-By-Step Guide to Recover Windows 8 Password on HP 2000 Laptop

In this tutorial I am discussing about how to recover Windows 8 password with PCUnlocker Live CD. The best and easiest way of hacking into a Windows machine without data loss. Here are step-by-step instructions:

  1. First of all, you need to make a PCUnlocker Live CD using an alternate PC with Internet connection. Download the ISO image of PCUnlocker and burn it to a CD using your preferred CD/DVD burning tool. If you don’t have one, ISO2Disc is a good option which allows you to make a bootable CD or USB drive from an ISO image.
  2. Now you can use the CD to recover Windows 8 password on your HP 2000 laptop. To get your laptop to boot from the CD, you need to change the boot order and disable UEFI Boot option in BIOS. Insert the CD into the disc drive and turn on the computer. As soon as you see the BIOS splash screen, repeatedly press F10 to enter into BIOS Setup.
  3. Navigate to the System Configuration tab, and move to the Boot Options and press Enter. You need to disable Secure Boot and enable both Legacy Support and CD-Rom Boot options from there. At the bottom of your screen, you can find the Legacy Boot Order section. Move the Internal CD/DVD ROM Drive to the top of the bootable devices. Save your changes and exit BIOS Setup.
  4. This time your computer will automatically boot from the CD you’ve just burned. Just after one or two minutes, the PCUnlocker program will start and it shows you a list of local accounts for your Windows 8 installation. Choose a user account and click on Reset Password button. It will remove / unlock your forgotten password instantly. If you try to reset password for the local account associated with your Microsoft account, the program will assign a new password which could be later used to sign in your Windows 8 Microsoft account.
  5. The next step is remove the CD and restart the computer. The computer will continue to boot in Legacy BIOS mode and you can revert the changes that you have made in BIOS Setup. When you come to the Windows 8 login screen, you can log on the system with a blank password for your local account, or a new password for your Microsoft account.


You can also follow this step-by-step guide to recover Windows 8 password on Dell, Lenovo, Toshiba, Sony, Acer, or any other UEFI-based laptops or desktops. But each motherboard and/or computer manufacturer utilizes a different BIOS, you need to find the indicated key to enter into BIOS and disable UEFI boot on your own computer.

Forgot Admin Password for Your HP PC with Windows 8 Pre-installed in UEFI Boot Mode

June 5th, 2013 by Admin

Forgot Windows 8 admin password on your HP laptop? How to reset HP login password to your Windows 8 system running in UEFI mode? If your HP computer comes with the new type of firmware UEFI instead of traditional PC BIOS, you will soon find out that most of boot CDs don’t support UEFI boot. However, there is a quick fix to this problem. In this tutorial we’ll walk you through how to reset forgotten administrator password on any HP computers with Windows 8 pre-installed in UEFI boot mode.

How to Reset Forgotten Windows 8 Admin Password on HP Computer with UEFI BIOS?

First of all, you need to create a Live CD (or USB flash drive) on another PC that you can access. Download the ZIP archive of Reset Windows Password utility and save it on your desktop. Open the ZIP file and extract it to a folder on your desktop. Within that folder, you’ll find a file called ResetWindowsPwd.iso. Burn the ISO image onto an empty CD using ISO2Disc, BurnCDCC or other ISO burning software.

Place the Live CD into the CD drive of your locked Windows 8 HP computer. Now we need to make some changes with the computer in order to get it to boot from the Live CD. Power off the computer. As soon as the HP welcome screen appears, immediately press F10 key to enter the BIOS. Use the arrow key to select Security tab and then choose Secure Boot Configuration.


When the Secure Boot Configuration warning displays, press F10 to continue. Enable the Legacy Support option if it is disabled, and then disable the Secure Boot option. change the boot order to CD/DVD-ROM and press F10 to save your changes.


Note: If you are using a HP notebook computer with UEFI BIOS, turn on your PC and repeatedly press Esc key until the Startup Menu opens. Choose the System Configuration menu, use the down arrow key to select Boot Options, then press Enter. Next disable the Secure Boot option.

After successfully booting from the Live CD, the computer will open up the Reset Windows Password program after a few minutes. The program automatically searches the Windows SAM registry hive for your Windows 8 installation, and then display all of local user accounts on your HP PC.

Choose the administrator account and then click on “Reset Password” button. It will reset your forgotten Windows 8 administrator password instantly.

Restart the computer and take out the Live CD from the CD drive. Remember to change your computer’s boot mode from Legacy back to UEFI, otherwise Windows 8 will fail to boot. When the HP computer boots into the Windows 8 login screen, you can then log in to the administrator account with a blank/empty password. It’s that easy!

Forgot Windows 7 Password on Your HP Laptop

May 26th, 2013 by Admin

I bought A Windows 7 HP laptop about a year ago. It has a finger swipe to gain access to your account just the same as using a password. Using the finger swipe so much I have forgot my password, is there a way to reset it without knowing your current password?

Forgot Windows 7 password on your HP laptop? Is there any way to bypass or reset the login password when you are locked out of Windows 7? When you come here, you might have tried everything to get into your HP laptop but still to no avail. In this article we’ll explain how to reset forgotten Windows 7 password on any HP laptop. This also works with both HP desktop and netbook computers.

How to Reset Forgotten Windows 7 Password on Your HP Laptop?

Before resetting HP password, you need to make a password recovery boot disc on another computer that you can access to. Simply boot your locked HP laptop from the boot disc and it enables you to reset forgotten Windows 7 password in no time. The whole recovery procedure can be divided into two steps. Let’s proceed.

Part 1: Create a Password Recovery Boot Disc

  1. Download Password Recovery Bundle and save it to any computer with internet access. After installing, launch the program and click on Windows Password button, and you’ll get the interface as follow.

    Create a Windows Password Reset Disk

  2. Place a blank CD on the CD tray, and then click on Refresh button and select the device you just plug in. Click on Start Burn button to begin the burning process. A password recovery boot disc will be ready after a few minutes.

Part 2: Reset Forgotten Windows 7 Password on HP Laptop

  1. Insert the password recovery boot disc into your locked HP laptop.
  2. To access the Boot Device Options window, turn on the computer and immediately press the Esc key to display the Boot Menu. Use the arrow key to select CD-ROM drive and press Enter.

    Boot Menu

  3. The computer begins to boot from the CD, and after a few minutes you’ll reach the main window of Reset Windows Password program.

    Reset Windows Password

  4. Choose the user account you would like to reset the password for and then click on Reset button. The program will unlock/remove your forgotten HP login password immediately

Now you’ve successfully reset your forgotten Windows 7 password. Restart the computer and remove the password recovery boot disc. When you reach the Windows 7 login screen, you can then log in to your user account using a blank/empty password.