09-13-2010 07:19 PM
I am trying to use recovery console and it is asking for my administrator password, does anyone have any ideas? It is an older computer and I have no idea what the password could be.
09-14-2010 03:09 AM - edited 12-21-2013 06:49 PM
Is it a bios password or windows password?
For Windows Password, As far as I know , there are two main methods to solve the windows password problem as follows:
Start system and when you see Windows Welcome screen / Login screen, press ctrl+alt+del keys twice and it'll show Classic Login box. Now type \Administrator\ (without quotes) in Username and leave Password field blank. Now press Enter and you should be able to log in Windows.
Now you can reset your account password from \Control Panel - User Accounts\.
Same thing can be done using Safe Mode. In Safe Mode Windows will show this in-built Administrator account in Login screen.
Windows password Recovery software:
for example:Windows Password Recovery Tool. It is easy and convenient to use.
For Bios Password, also two methods.
1st method . Open you computer box and Discharge to the Board manually
2st method . use bios password recovery tool
Hope it help to you.
03-26-2013 09:50 PM
Tip: Unlock HP laptop admin password with Windows Password Recovery Tool.
1. Install this program on another computer and create a password recovery disk with USB
2. Insert the disk to your laptop and set your laptop to boot from it.
3. All user accounts will be loaded, then you can reset any user password.
If you want to read more details: http://www.windowspasswordsrecovery.com/hack-hp-computer.htm
04-08-2013 07:45 PM
There is also a lot of password recovery software out there to either to remove, change, or hack the Windows admin password on HP. As for free program, Ophcrack is the best choice. But without basic password cracking knowledge you may can't get it to work. The recovery time mainly depends on the complexity of your passwords. In other words, if your password is too long or you are computer newbies, it doesn’t work at all. So you had better try the most powerful and easy-to-use windows password reset tool such as Windows Password Key.
For more: http://www.lostwindowspassword.com/windows-password-recovery.htm
10-30-2013 09:08 PM
You need to use another computer to create a PCUnlocker Live USB drive, then get your HP Compaq computer to boot from the USB drive and it allows you to reset your forgotten Windows admin password instantly. Here are step-by-step instructions: