How to Unlock HP Laptop Windows 7 If Forgot Admin Password

Forgot administrator password and get locked out of your HP laptop Windows 7? How to unlock the HP laptop Windows 7 if you have only one administrator account?

It is easy! This article gives you four easy and safe ways to unlock HP laptop password Windows 7 without losing files or settings. Apply to any HP laptop/desktop computer with Windows 7 Starter, Home Basic, Home Premium, Professional, Enterprise and Ultimate. Necessary details of all the procedures are discussed below.

Tip 1: Unlock Locked HP Laptop Windows 7 with USB.

Tip 2: Create a New Admin Account to HP Laptop Windows 7 without Logging in.

Tip 3: Unlock HP Laptop Password Windows 7 with Password Reset Disk.

Tip 4: Run Magnify Tool to Reset Admin Password and Unlock HP Laptop Windows 7.

Tip 1: Unlock Locked HP Laptop Windows 7 with USB.

If you have forgotten your administrator password and totally locked out of your HP laptop Windows 7, you can use Windows Password Rescuer create a bootable USB to help reset the administrator password to blank and then unlock your HP laptop Windows 7 without Password.

Windows Password Rescuer is a powerful Windows password reset tool which can easily reset Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP administrator and user passwords for any brand of computer. You can use it to create a small bootable USB disk for resetting any Windows password.

Now go through the steps to reset/remove Windows 7 Ultimate admin password on your locked HP laptop and then unlock HP laptop Windows 7 Ultimate without password.

Step 1: Use Windows Password Rescuer to create a bootable USB on a working computer.

1. Download Windows Password Rescuer Personal and then install it on a working computer. (Free download Windows Password Rescuer Personal.)

2. Connect a blank USB flash drive to the computer and then launch Windows Password Rescuer. Click “USB device”.

unlock HP laptop Windows 7 with USB

3. In the next screen, it will show you how to create a Windows password reset disk with USB. Just pull down the drive list and you will see your connected USB drive. Select it and then click “Begin Burning”. When burning completes, unplug the USB. Now you can use this bootable USB disk to reset Windows admin password on any other computer.

click Begin Burning

Step 2: Use the bootable USB to unlock HP laptop Windows 7 Ultimate without password.

1. Connect the bootable USB to your HP laptop and then reboot the laptop from USB. (Read more about how to boot computer from USB.)

reboot HP laptop from USB

2. When the HP laptop successfully boots from your USB disk, Windows Password Rescuer will run automatically and load all Windows 7 user accounts. Now you can remove the administrator password via several clicks.

load all Windows 7 user accounts

3. Click “Administrator”.

click Windows 7 administrator

4. Click “Reset Password” and confirm it.

reset administrator password on HP laptop Windows 7

5. The unknown password will be turn to “blank”.

unlock HP laptop password Windows 7

6. Click “Reboot”. When a confirm message pops up, unplug your USB firstly and then click “Yes”. The laptop will restart automatically.

restart hp laptop Windows 7

7. After restarting, you can unlock the HP laptop Windows 7 without password. Just select administrator to log on without entering any password.

unlock HP laptop Windows 7 without password

 

Tip 2: Create a New Admin Account to HP Laptop Windows 7 without Logging in.

With help of Windows Password Rescuer, you also can create a new admin account to Windows 7 Ultimate without logging in. Then you can use the new admin account to unlock HP laptop Windows 7 without using your old user account.

Step 1: Use Windows Password Rescuer to create a bootable USB on a working computer as that in Tip 1. Then boot your HP laptop from the USB disk.

Step 2: When Windows Password Rescuer screen appears, click “Add User” button.

create admin account to Windows 7 without logging in

Step 3: “Add User” window pops up, type a new user name and password and then click “OK”.

type new user name and password

Step 4: The new admin account and password will be shown in user list. Please remember the password.

admin account is successfully created

Step 5: Click “Reboot”. When a confirm message pops up, unplug the USB and then click “Yes” to restart the laptop.

restart Windows 7

Step 6: After restarting, you will see the new admin account is displayed beside yours. Click it to log on with the password.

unlock locked HP laptop Windows 7 with the new admin account

 

Tip 3: Unlock HP Laptop Password Windows 7 with Password Reset Disk.

Windows 7 password reset disk is a free trick for unlocking Windows 7 user account password. If you have previously created a password reset disk for your Windows 7 admin account, now you can use it to reset forgotten admin password and then use the new password to unlock HP laptop Windows 7.

Step 1: When you failed to log on your user account, a reset password link will be shown under the password box. Insert your password reset disk to the computer and then click the link to open Windows 7 password reset wizard.

click reset password link

Step 2: Password reset wizard pops up, click “Next”.

open Windows 7 password reset wizard

Step 3: Select the inserted password reset disk and then click “Next”.

select password reset disk

Step 4: Enter a new password and confirm it. Then click “Next”.

set new password to HP laptop Windows 7

Step 5: Click “Finish” to close the wizard. Now you can use the new password to unlock your HP laptop Windows 7.

use new password to unlock HP laptop Windows 7

 

Tip 4: Run Magnify Tool to Reset Admin Password and Unlock HP Laptop Windows 7.

This is a back door of Windows system which allows you to reset Windows 7 admin password by using Command Prompt. However, it needs help of an official Windows 7 installation disk. If you have a Windows 7 install CD/DVD, now follow this guide to run Magnify tool on Windows 7 login screen and then reset Windows 7 admin password with command. After that, you can unlock your HP laptop Windows 7 with the new password. Here is how:

Step 1: Boot your locked HP laptop from the Windows 7 installation media. When you see the following screen, click “Next”.

reboot HP laptop from Windows 7 install media

Step 2: Click “Repair your computer”.

click repair your computer

Step 3: Select the drive where your Windows 7 installation is and then click “Next”.

select Windows 7 installation

Step 4: In the “System Recovery Options” window, click “Command Prompt”.

open command prompt

Step 5: Now run the following commands to replace “magnify.exe” with “cmd.exe”.

1. Type “d:” and then press “Enter”. (If your Windows 7 was installed on C drive, just replace “d:” with “c” in this command.)

2. Type “cd windows” and then press “Enter”.

3. Type “cd system32” and then press “Enter”.

4. Type “copy magnify.exe magnify.exe.old” and then press “Enter”.

5. Type “copy cmd.exe magnify.exe” and then press “Enter”.

6. Type “Yes” and then press “Enter”.

run command to replace Magnify with cmd

Step 6: Close the CMD window, remove your Windows 7 installation disk and then click “Restart”.

restart in normal mode

Step 7: When Windows 7 login screen appears, click “Ease of Access” icon and then chexk “Make items on the screen larger (Magnifier)”. Click “OK”.

open Magnify in Windows 7 login screen

Step 8: Magnify window appears, type “net user” and then press “Enter”. All Windows 7 user accounts will be displayed.

displayed all Windows 7 user accounts

Step 9: To reset admin account Aimee’s password, just type “net user Aimee Pass123” and then press “Enter”. The admin account’s password will be changed to “Pass123”. Now you can use the new password to unlock your HP laptop Windows 7.

reset admin password with cmd and then unlock HP laptop Windows 7 with the new password

 

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