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Locked out of laptop due to SimplePass

Microsoft Windows 10 (32-bit)

My HP Computer does automatic software updates upon shut down.   When I tried to login today the screen allows me to put in my password then pops up a screen that SimplePass wants to Confirm Windows Password.  It then has a place to enter New Password and Confirm New Password.   When I enter a password I get the message SimplePass cannot validate the password that you entered.   Check password and try again.   I do.   When I click on Forgot Password nothing happens.   I cannot get to anything except the power icon.   

There is information on google about SimplePass being biometric fingerprint.   I do not have a biometric finger scanner on my laptop.   Help

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Locked out of laptop due to SimplePass

Hello, and thank you for posting in the HP Community.


According to the Rules of Participation of the Community, no posts shall include instructions or directions intended to bypass or subvert security measures, including passwords, locking mechanisms, fingerprint scans, etc., or to bypass any safety measures. Therefore, this topic is being locked. If you would like help with resetting the password on your product, please Contact HP Support in your region.


If you are referring to Windows login password, please check one of the documents below to get help.


Microsoft Account Security

​​​​​​​HP PC's - Forgot the Sign-in Password (Windows 10)

​​​​​​​HP PCs - What to do when you forget your sign-in password (Windows 😎

HP PCs - How to Recover Your Lost or Forgotten Password (Windows 7)

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