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How to Recover/Reset Login Password on UEFI Based HP Computer

“I forgot the password to login my HP Pavilion, with Windows 8 pre-installed. How can I reset my login password on UEFI based HP laptop and get access to my system? Please Help!”

Recently years, to protect the system security, computers with Windows 8/8.1/10 preinstalled are using UEFI BIOS which is different from the traditional BIOS and difficult for users to boot computer from external bootable device like password reset disk. Difficult but not impossible, below I will show you how to recover/reset your login password on UEFI Based HP Computer. To get start, download Windows Password Key into an available computer and launch it after install.

Part 1: Burn Bootable Disk with Windows Password Key

Insert a blank CD/DVD/USB flash disk into your computer and click “Burn” button to make a bootable password reset disk.

burn bootable disk

Part 2: Set Your HP Computer Boot by the Password Reset Disk


Part 3: Reset Login Account Password with Windows Password Key

After boot the computer by the disk, you can choose your system and click next, then choose an account you want to reset or remove password. Check the “Change Windows Password” and input a new password, click “Next” to confirm the change, then eject the disk and restart your computer, you can login your computer with the new password.

change login password

After you have finished and you want to return back to normal operation, you need to revert the BIOS settings. Or the installed Windows 8.1 OS will not boot up if you do not revert the BIOS settings! Now we have reset the login password of UEFI based HP computer, as for other computers, you can also apply similar settings in UEFI based BIOS.

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