How to Reset Compaq Laptop Password Windows 11 If Forget It

“I have lost my Windows 11 admin password on my Compaq laptop, how can I unlock it without losing any of my files? This is urgency and I really need to get back all my photos and documents. Any suggestion?”

Cannot remember your Windows 11 login password on Compaq laptop? How can you unlock it? The best way to unlock your Compaq laptop Windows 11 is resetting the forgotten Windows 11 password. Fortunately, now it is not so hard to accomplish this task. This article shows you four efficient ways to reset forgotten password and unlock Compaq laptop Windows 11 without losing data, without affecting any settings.

Solution 1: Reset Compaq Laptop Password Windows 11 by Answering Your Security Questions.

Solution 2: Reset Password on Compaq Laptop Windows 11 by Using External CD/USB Drive. (This is easy and working for any Windows OS.)

Solution 3: Reset Forgotten Windows 11 Password on Compaq Laptop with Utilman Tool. (Command Prompt)

Solution 4: Unlock Compaq Laptop Windows 11 by Resetting Microsoft Account Password.

In Additional: Unlock Compaq Laptop Windows 11 by Resetting It to Factory Settings without Password. (Note: This option is 100% working, but you will lose all your files and apps.)

Solution 1: Reset Compaq Laptop Password Windows 11 by Answering Your Security Questions.

This is the easiest way to unlock your Compaq laptop Windows 11 when you forget password. After answering the security questions you added to your local admin account, you will be able to create a new password for the account without providing the old one.

Please remember, when you installed and setup Windows 11 on your device, system had asked you to add three security questions and answers to your user account if you choose using a local administrator account. In case that you lost password to the account, you can give the answers to the security questions and then choose a new password for the account. Here is the step-by-step guide.

Step 1: When you enter a wrong password to your local admin account and failed to unlock your Windows 11, Windows tells you that the password is incorrect and need to try again. Please click “OK” to go back to the sign-in screen.

Step 2: Now you can see a link for resetting password is displayed under the password box. Open this link.

Step 3: Security questions are now displayed under the user name. Give the answers you setup before to the questions and then submit.

Step 4: Type in a new password and retype it to confirm. Then submit.

Step 5: You successfully sign into the admin account and unlock your Compaq laptop Windows 11 with the new password.

 

Solution 2: Reset Password on Compaq Laptop Windows 11 by Using External CD/USB Drive.

If you have lost your answers of the security questions, you can use a password reset disk instead. So, please confirm that you have previously created a Windows 11 password reset disk for your local admin account. If you didn’t do that, don’t worry, you can use Windows Password Rescuer to easily create a Windows password recovery disk on CD, DVD or USB flash drive. With help of this CD/USB drive, you can instantly reset forgotten Windows 11 password and unlock your Compaq laptop without losing data.

Windows Password Rescuer is currently the best Windows password reset/recovery tool on the net. It can be used to reset lost local or domain administrator password on Windows 11 and any other Windows OS such as Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, Vista, XP, Windows server 201, 2016, 2012/R2, 2008/R2 and 2003/R2, etc. Here I will show you how to use the Personal edition to easily reset password on Compaq laptop Windows 11 with USB flash drive.

Step 1: Use Windows Password Rescuer to create a password recovery disk on CD, DVD or USB.

1. Use your phone or an accessible computer to purchase Windows Password Rescuer Personal online. Seconds later, you will receive a download link in email you chose. From the received download link, you can download the full version of Windows Password Rescuer Personal. (Free trial version can be downloaded here.)

2. Install the product on a Windows computer. (It can be installed on any Windows OS.) Then plug in a blank USB flash drive and launch Windows Password Rescuer. On the friendly interface, select “USB Device”.

3. Next, drop down the drive list and select the USB flash drive name. Then click “Begin Burning” and confirm it.

4. The software will create a password recovery disk on the USB flash drive automatically. When burning successfully completed, unplug the USB flash drive.

Step 2: Use the USB drive to reset Windows 11 password on your Compaq laptop.

1. Connect the USB flash drive to your Compaq laptop. Power on the laptop and hit F12/F9 key repeatedly until Boot Options appears. Then select the USB option to continue boot. (Learn more about how to set a computer to boot from external USB drive.)

2. Wait the laptop boots from USB and loads Windows Password Rescuer. When you see the following screenshot, select Windows 11 and then select your admin account.

3. Click “Reset Password”. When a confirm message pops up, select “Yes”.

4. The user account password will be removed and shown “Blank”.

5. Click “Reboot”. When a confirm message pops up, unplug the USB flash drive first and then select “Yes”.

6. Wait the laptop reboot and load Windows 11. Then you can unlock the Compaq laptop Windows 11 without password.

 

Solution 3: Reset Forgotten Windows 11 Password on Compaq Laptop with Utilman Tool (Command Prompt).

To reset local admin password on Compaq laptop Windows 11, you also can Command Prompt to accomplish this task. However, this requires an official Windows 11 installation disk. If you have the installation disk, follow this guide to reset forgotten Windows 11 password on your Compaq laptop.

Step 1: Insert a Windows 11 installation DVD to your Compaq laptop. Then reboot the laptop from the DVD. When Windows setup screen appears, select “Next”.

Step 2: Next, select “Repair your computer”.

Step 3: When “Choose an option” screen appears, select “Troubleshoot”.

Step 4: Under troubleshoot, select “Advanced options”. If it directly shows you the advanced options, select “Command Prompt”.

Step 5: In the command window, type in the following commands. (Hit Enter key after each command line.)

1. C:

2. Cd windows

3. Cd system32

4. Ren utilman.exe utilman_bak.exe

5. Copy cmd.exe utilman.exe

Step 6: Close the command window and select continue boot Windows. When the sign-in screen appears, click “Accessibility” icon.

Step 7: Command window appears on the sign-in screen. Type in “net user” and press Enter key to list all your Windows 11 local user accounts. To reset a user account password, type in “net user [user name] [new password]” and then press Enter.

Step 8: Close the command window and sign in the user account with the new password. The Compaq laptop is now unlocked.

 

Solution 4: Unlock Compaq Laptop Windows 11 by Resetting Microsoft Account Password.

Presently, many people may use a Microsoft account on their Compaq laptop Windows 11. How to unlock the laptop if you lost the login password of your account? Fortunately, Microsoft provides an easy way for people to reset forgotten password online. All you need is preparing a phone or PC with internet access. The following procedure shows you how to reset Microsoft account password and unlock Compaq laptop Windows 11.

Step 1: Open the Microsoft website on your phone or an accessible PC. On the site, enter your Microsoft account and then select “Next”.

Step 2: Next, Microsoft must verify your identity before you can proceed with resetting your password. Now select an option to receive the verification code.

Step 3: Depending on the contact method you chose, retype the first part of the email address or the last four digits of the phone number. Then click “Send code”.

Step 4: Enter your received code and then select “Next”.

Step 5: Type a new password twice and then click “OK”. You will now be able to unlock your Compaq laptop Windows 11 with the new password.

 

In Additional: Unlock Compaq Laptop Windows 11 by Resetting It to Factory Settings without Password.

If you own a Compaq laptop without important files, and you’re not concern about re-installing all your apps, follow this procedure to reset your Compaq laptop Windows 11 without password. Then you can unlock it by setting up a new Windows system.

Step 1: On Windows 11 sign-in screen, select “Restart” while hording down the Shift key.

Step 2: When “Choose an option” screen appears. Select “Troubleshoot”.

Step 3: Under troubleshoot, select “Reset this PC”.

Step 4: Under reset this PC, select “Remove everything”.

Step 5: Choose between "Cloud download" and "Local reinstall." If your system is basically in good shape and you just want to clear out your settings and data and start over again, Local reinstall is the way to go. If you feel like you have some corrupted system files, going with Cloud download could help you. Here we need to remove all user data and settings, so choose “Local reinstall”.

Step 6: Choose “Fully clean up the drive”.

Step 7: Click “Reset” to start resetting the device.

Step 8: Wait the laptop to restart and go through a resetting process and reinstalling system that will take about 20 minutes.

Step 9: Set up a new Windows 11 and create a new local administrator account on your Compaq laptop.

 

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