I got a HP Pavilion laptop as a Christmas gift. Now I forgot my administrator password. It’s the only administrator account in the computer. How can I get back in this admin account?
Forgetting the login password to your Windows computer is now a common computer issue and there’s a number of ways to resolve it. If you forgot HP password and scout out for an easy and quick to break the forgotten password and get back in your computer again, my advice is try to some additional Windows password recovery tools. Here are some best ones for your references.
Windows Password Unlocker
The most popular third-party Windows password reset tool that comes with both Windows and Mac versions. It allows you to create a Win-PE based password reset CD/DVD or USB flash drive to reset forgotten password for Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows servers.
Windows Password Breaker
A well-deserved Windows password reset tool that allows you to reset administrator and other use account passwords in Windows 7, Vista, XP, 2008, 2003, 2000 by creating a boot password reset CD/DVD/USB drive in another PC. And the boot disk is DOS-based.
The most popular free password cracker that allows you to recover Windows passwords by using LM hashes through rainbow tables. This freeware password recovery tool for Windows comes with 2 different versions and works for Windows 7, Vista and XP.
Offline Windows Password & Registry
As its name indicates, Offline Windows Password & Registry is a Windows password reset tool and also a registry editor. As a password reset tool for Windows, it allows you to reset the password of any user that has a valid local account on your Windows system by creating a boot password reset disk.
These four tools are commonly used for resetting forgotten Windows password. If you just want to look for something free and have enough time to get rid of a lost password, Ophcrack and Offline Windows Pasword & Registry are ideal choices (Find the video tutorials in YouTube before trying them.). For easy and quick solutions, Windows Password Unlocker and Windows Password Unlocker are better choices. These tools claim that they can easily lets anyone reset or remove forgotten Windows password in 5 minutes.
Note: Anyone who can get physical access to your computer can easily bypass your Windows password with a boot password reset disk. To in case of it, you can put on a BIOS password on your computer or encrypt your computer data with TrueCrypt or other encryption tools.
Tip: It’s better safe than sorry. It’s highly suggested to make a password reset disk using the built-feature of Windows after password protecting it. See How to create and use Windows 7 password reset disk.