How to Reset HP Laptop without Password Windows 10?

Doing a factory reset on HP laptop can always troubleshoot some HP problems and crashes. What if you forgot the password, how can you reset HP laptop to its factory? Don’t panic, you can learn how to reset HP laptop without password on this page.


By Hedy / Updated on May 12, 2023

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Can you reset HP laptop without password?

"I have an HP laptop and have forgotten the password when I go into the reset this PC. It says additional free space is needed on the drive where Windows is installed. I can't do anything as I have forgotten my password. Can anyone help to sort out this problem?"

The same situation described above may occur to you too. There are many situations where an HP laptop doesn't work properly due to various troubles such as a blue screen, a freezing computer, or an operating system crash. Then factory resetting your HP laptop is a good way to go through it.

Nevertheless, forgetting your password makes you unable to reset your PC or even access your Windows 10 system. That's why how to reset HP laptop without password Windows 10 becomes a hot point. To help you address the issue, we have collected easy-to-follow methods, some of which are applicable when you can log in to the Windows 10 HP laptop, and some of which are applicable when you cannot.

How to reset HP laptop without password Windows 10?

In this part, we will share you with the step-by-step guide on how to factory reset HP laptop without password. You can jump to the corresponding part according to your situation.

Case 1. Factory reset HP laptop without logging in

Way 1. Reset HP Laptop from Startup

If you are locked out of the Windows 10 HP laptop because of forgetting the password, you can still perform the factory reset using the Windows Recovery Environment from the Startup menu on the sign-in screen.

Let's walk you through the easy steps on how to reset HP laptop without password Windows 10 from Startup.

Step 1. Turn off your HP laptop and remove all external devices from your HP laptop. Click on the "Restart" button to reboot your HP laptop (please hold the "Shift" button while clicking on the "Restart").

Step 2. In the next screen, select "Troubleshoot.”


Step 3. Then, choose "Reset this PC".

Step 4. You can either go to "Keep my files" or to "Remove everything".

Step 5. Choose either "Just remove my files" or "Fully clean the drive".


Step 6. After that, click "Reset", and wait for the system to perform a factory reset on your HP laptop.

Way 2. Reset HP Laptop with Recovery Manager

Here is another great feature that is only available for HP laptop users who want to factory reset their devices without a password. HP Recovery Manager, designed by HP developers, can assist users in restoring the computer configuration to its original factory condition.

Below is the stepwise guide on how to factory reset HP laptop without password via Recovery Manager.

Step 1. Restart your HP laptop and repeatedly hit the F11 key or ESC + F11 keys at the same time.

Step 2. When the Choose an option window shows up, click on "Troubleshoot".

Step 3. Select the "Recovery Manager" option.


Step 4. When the Recovery Manager opens, click on "System Recovery".


Step 5. On the next screen, you will have two options: "Back up your files first" or "Recover without backing up your files". Choose one you want and click on "Next".


Step 6. Then, hit the "Continue" to start the recovery process.


This process can take 30 to 50 minutes. Wait patiently to finish resetting HP laptop without password.

Case 2. Factory reset HP laptop after logging in

If you are able to access your HP computer, resetting it to its factory is much easier. You can first remove or reset the forgotten password so that you can log in to your Windows 10 HP laptop and then reset your PC from Windows Settings. The steps are as follows.

Stage 1. Reset or remove HP laptop password

The easiest and quickest way to remove or reset a password is to use a Windows password reset tool. A Windows password reset USB created by AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional is compatible with Windows 11/10/8/7/XP/Vista and suitable for almost all brands, including HP, Dell, Lenovo, etc. So, you can easily reset HP laptop without password after the password is removed.

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Step 1. Prepare a USB and connect it to a running Windows computer. Install and launch AOMEI Partition Assistant. In the taskbar, click "Tools"> "Reset Windows Password".


Step 2. In the pop-up window, click "Next" to begin to create a a WinPE bootable media.


Step 3. Here we tick "USB Boot Device" and choose your prepared USB to create a bootable USB. Click "Proceed" to move on.


Step 4. Note that the USB flash drive needs to be formatted so you will lose all data on it. If there is important data on it, please make a backup and redo; if not, click "OK" to continue.


Step 5. When the bootable USB is created successfully, unplug it and connect it to the HP laptop. Boot the HP PC from this USB, and you will see AOMEI Partition Assistant on the screen. Click "Reset Password", select the Windows system you would like to operate, and click "Next".


Step 6. Then, select the account you would like to operate and select the feature you want to use: "Remove Account Password" or "Reset Account Password", and click "Next".


Step 7. If you decide to remove the password, just confirm your operation on the next screen. If you plan to reset password, type the new password twice and click "Yes" to start to reset your forgotten password.


Step 8. Finally, restart your computer and begin to use the new password or sign in to HP laptop without password.

Stage 2. Reset HP Laptop from Settings

After logging in, you can normally access everything on your computer. Then, it's time to learn how to reset HP laptop without password Windows 10 through system Settings.

Step 1. Navigate to "Start" > "Settings" > "Update & Security". Click on Recovery in the left pane. Then tap on "Get started" under "Reset this PC" section.


Step 2. When you see this window, you can choose "Keep my files" option or "Remove everything" option according to your needs. Here we select the second one.


Step 3. Mark "Just remove my files", if only willing to remove your files. Or choose the "Full clean the drive" option if you want to remove files and clean the drive.


Step 4. When you are done, click on the "Reset" button to start the HP laptop factory reset process. It will take some time to complete.



Now, it's possible to factory reset your HP laptop with or without logging in to your system if you forgot the password. Hope you can find a suitable method after reading this post that focuses on how to reset HP laptop without password Windows 10.

If you don't want to lose everything while resetting, the most effective way is to clone your hard drive as a backup, which can also be realized by AOMEI Partition Assistant Professional. If you can't boot into your computer, it supports cloning hard drive with a bootable USB.

Hedy · Staff Editor
Hedy is an editor of AOMEI Technology. She is very good at solving problems of partition management, and she wants to share all the problems she had already solved to users who met the same questions.