How to Reset Windows 10 Password on HP Pavilion Computer (Easy and Safe)

“How to reset my Windows 10 password on a HP Pavilion laptop if I forgot the admin password? Unfortunately it is the only admin account on my HP Pavilion Windows 10. Is it possible to unlock my computer?”

Yes, of course! This article will give you four ways to reset forgotten Windows 10 admin password on a HP Pavilion computer. HP Pavilion is a line of personal computers produced by Hewlett-Packard and introduced in 1995. The name is applied to both desktops and laptops for the Home and Home Office product range.

Here I will take a HP Pavilion laptop for example to show you how to reset Windows 10 admin password when forgot HP Pavilion laptop password. All data in the laptop will be kept fine after password reset. All methods in this article can apply to all HP computers and any other brand of computer such as Dell, Acer, Toshiba, Lenovo, Samsung etc.

Method 1: Reset HP Pavilion Windows 10 Password with Password Reset Disk.

Method 2: Use Windows Password Rescuer to Reset Windows 10 Admin Password on Any HP Pavilion Laptop and Other HP Computers.

Method 3: Reset HP Laptop Password Windows 10 in Safe Mode.

Method 4: Use a Windows 10 Installation Media to Reset Windows 10 Admin Password on HP Laptop.

Method 1: Reset HP Pavilion Windows 10 Password with Password Reset Disk.

When you forgot HP laptop password Windows 10 and have no available admin account, a password reset disk is useful for you to reset the forgotten password without data loss. However, most of Windows 10 users have not created it at all. If you have created the password reset disk and you could find out it, just to follow the steps given bellow to reset your Windows 10 password on your HP Pavilion computer.

1. Start you HP computer, when you sign in your admin account failed, a link to reset forgotten password will be shown under the box.

2. Click “Reset Password” to open “Password Reset Wizard”. Insert your password reset disk and click “Next” to continue.

3. Select your password reset disk from pull-down list, click “Next”.

5. Now you are able to create a new password without old password. Simply type in a new password and confirm it. Click “Next” and then click “Finish” to close the “Password Reset Wizard” and then sign in your admin account with the new password..

 

Method 2: Use Windows Password Rescuer to Reset Windows 10 Admin Password on HP Pavilion Laptop and Other HP Computers.

If you don’t have an available admin account and a password reset disk was not created, Windows Password Rescuer must be the best solution for you to reset password on HP Pavilion Windows 10. This is an all-in-one Windows password recovery tool which not only can help crack Windows 10 administrator and user password on any brand of computer, but also work perfectly for Windows 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP and all versions of Windows Server.

Here I will show you how to reset administrator password Windows 10 on HP Pavilion laptop within 3 minutes. Everything else about the admin account will remain unchanged.

1. Create a Windows password recovery disk on another computer.

Download and install Windows Password Rescuer Personal on another computer which you can log on with admin account. Insert a USB flash drive and launch the software, once the interface appears, choose “USB device”.

Select your USB drive from list and then click “Begin Burning”. Once the burning progress completes, remove your USB drive and transfer it to your HP Pavilion laptop.

2. Plug the USB drive in your HP Pavilion, power on the computer and hit Fn+F12 as soon as possible to open “Boot Options”, select USB HDD and then press Enter. Leran more about how to boot from USB.

3. HP Pavilion starts and boots from your USB drive, Windows Password Rescuer will run and show you a friendly interface. Now you can reset your HP laptop password Windows 10 with a few clicks: 1) click “Windows 10”; 2) click “Administrator”; 3) click “Reset password”, when a confirm message pops up, click “Yes”; 3) click “Reboot”, when a confirm message pops up, click “Yes”.

4. HP Pavilion laptop will restart, and then you can log on Windows 10 without password.

Method 3: Reset HP Laptop Password Windows 10 in Safe Mode.

You also can try to login Windows 10 in safe mode by using the built-in administrator account which was disabled during you install the Windows system, but it will be available in Safe Mode. So all you need is going to boot your HP Windows 10 from Safe Mode. Let’s see how it works.

1. If you cannot log into Windows 10, but you can get to the “Sign In” screen, press and hold the SHIFT key on the keyboard. With this key still pressed, click or tap the Power button and, in the menu that opens, click Restart.

2. “Choose an option” screen appears, select “Troubleshoot”.

3. In the Troubleshoot screen, open “Advanced options”.

4. In the “Advanced options” screen, select “startup Settings”.

5. Confirm that the “Safe Mode” is enabled, click “Restart”.

6. After restarting, you’ll be presented with a list of features and boot options. Here you should press the number “6” key or “F6” to enter Safe Mode with Command Prompt.

7. Command Prompt will be opened in safe mode, now you can use command to reset other user accounts’ password in Windows 10 easily. Type “net user” and press Enter to shown all user accounts on your HP Pavilion computer.

8. Type “net user [username] [new password]” and press Enter to reset your Windows 10 admin password. After restarting your computer, you can log on Windows 10 with the new password.

 

Method 4: Use a Windows 10 Installation Media to Reset Windows 10 Admin Password on HP Laptop and Desktop Computers.

In fact, you also can use a Windows 10 installation media to reset Windows 10 admin password on your HP Pavilion computer. It is working perfectly on any brand of Windows 10 computers. All you need is to prepare a Windows 10 installations disk made with CD/DVD/USB flash drive. If you have no installation disk, learn how to create Windows 10 installation media.

If you have the installation disk, just to follow the steps given bellow to unlock your HP Pavilion Windows 10.

1. Insert your Windows 10 installation disk to your HP Pavilion computer, boot the computer from CD/DVD/USB device. This depends on what installation media you use.

2. Wait for a moment, it will load all install files. Once the following screen appears. Enter your language and other preferences and click “Next”.

3. In next screen, click “Repair your computer” to open advanced options.

4. Select “Troubleshoot”.

5. In “System recovery options”, select “Command Prompt”.

6. CMD window is opened, run the following command to copy and move cmd.exe to your system drive.

Type “move c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe c:\” and press Enter.

Type “copy c:\windows\system32\cmd.exe c:\windows\system32\utilman.exe” and hit Enter.

(If you Windows 10 was installed in D drive, use following command:
Type “d:”, press Enter.
Type “cd windows” press Enter.
Type “cd system32”, press Enter.
Type “ren utilman.exe utilman_back.exe”, press Enter.
Type “copy cmd.exe utilman.exe”, press Enter.)

7. Type “wpeutil reboot” and press Enter to restart your HP computer.

8. Once the log on screen appears, click “Ease of Access” to open the cmd program.

9. Now you can reset Windows 10 administrator and user password on your HP Pavilion computer easily. Type “net user” to show all user accounts of Windows 10.

10. Type “net user [user name] [new password]” and press Enter to reset you Windows 10 user account’s password. Then close the cmd window and now you are able to sign in the user account with the new password.

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