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My husband died of COVID. I have his Pavilion 23 desk computer Model 23-h056. I would like to access his desktop to retrieve some music he wrote for his memorial concert. I do not know his password and when I try to change it I get a message saying, This feature requires removable media such as a UBS flash drive. 
I put a UBS flash drive in every one of the four UBS ports, but it doesn’t recognize them.  Please help! Linda741

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Welcome to the HP Support Community.


I'm really sorry for you loss. I wish you strength to overcome this situation.


I recommend you to get the device to a local tech store, to have the data recovered onto an external drive and them reformat the internal laptop drive.


Let me know if this helps.


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