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Forgot password, no back up disk!!!

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    Forgot password, no back up disk!!!


    My son received a new HP laptop for Christmas, it is running windows 8. He changed his windows password and doesn't remember what it is. I never got the time to make recovery disks... Is there any way to reset the password? I tried downloading some windows password unlocker on my laptop, but couldn't ever get it to boot from the usb on his laptop. I'm not even sure that would work anyways...... Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    There is nothing you can do,it's a password,you can't find it.If everybody find everybody's password,what is the sense of password?
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    So the two day old computer is trash???????
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    No,you can reinstall the windows...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cybillj View Post
    My son received a new HP laptop for Christmas, it is running windows 8. He changed his windows password and doesn't remember what it is. I never got the time to make recovery disks... Is there any way to reset the password? I tried downloading some windows password unlocker on my laptop, but couldn't ever get it to boot from the usb on his laptop. I'm not even sure that would work anyways...... Help!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    You should have a partition on the hard drive to restore your system to factory condition you will need to boot from that partition to reinstall the system.
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    I didn't make the back up disk, so am I just out of luck?? Do I have to buy windows 8? Is this something that I can take to someone and get fixed - or are they gonna need the back up disks that I don't have!?!?!?
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    Is booting from that partition somthing easy to do? If so could you tell me how?
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    Buy a OS cd/dvd...It's the only way to use the new pc.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cybillj View Post
    Is booting from that partition somthing easy to do? If so could you tell me how?
    You will need to go to the HP support for that laptop and get the pdf file and read up on how to do a system restore from the recovery partition it is a simple key press before the system boots which will give you choices to make. You need to find out which key to press.
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    information   Information

    We always assume you have made your Recovery Disks using the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Media Creator app the first day you had your new PC.
    & made the Startup Repair CD.
    Recovery Drive - Create with USB Flash Drive in Windows 8
    System Repair Disc - Create in Windows 8




    Did you make the OEM manufacturer's Recovery Disks?

    Performing an HP System Recovery (Windows 8) | HP® Support

    Try press F11 for Recovery Option.

    Quote Originally Posted by HP/Compaq
    You can initiate this option by using the f11 key or from the Start screen.
    To use the f11 key:
    1. Press f11 while the computer boots.
    – or –
    Press and hold f11 as you press the power button.
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