How to Factory Reset Laptop without Password

If you have forgotten your password or want to start over with a clean slate, you can factory reset laptop without password. Here is how to do it.
How to Factory Reset Laptop without Password

A factory reset can be a great way to fix many problems with your laptop. If you’re having trouble with your computer, a factory reset can get it back in working order. Also, a factory reset will remove your data if you’re selling your laptop, which is important before you give someone else access to your computer. There are a few different ways that you can reset your laptop. In this article, I will show you how to factory reset laptop without a password.

Factory Reset Windows 11/10/8 Laptop without Password

Step 1. Hold the Shift button and press the power button on the login screen.

Step 2. Go to Troubleshoot > Reset this PC.

Choose reset this pc from troubleshoot

Step 3. Two options are available, Keep my files and Remove everything. Choose Remove everything.

Choose remove everything from reset this pc

Step 4. Another two options will appear, Cloud download and Local reinstall.

The Cloud download feature of Windows 10 resets your PC by downloading a fresh copy of Windows from the Microsoft server. You must have an internet connection to use this method, but it is helpful if you have bad or corrupted system files.

Cloud download and local reinstall from reset this pc

If you only need to reset your PC for a minor issue and don’t want to consume data, then you can choose the local download instead.

Step 5. After choosing one option, the reset process will begin.

Factory Reset Windows 7 Laptop without Password

Step 1. Reboot your locked laptop. When it restarts, press F8 before the Windows logo appears.

Step 2. The boot options menu will show up. Select Repair Your Computer.

Repair your computer

Step 3. A new window will appear. Select the keyboard layout you prefer and click Next.

select keyboard input from system recovery options

Step 4. On the System Recovery Options menu, choose System Restore.

Select system restore from system recovery options

Step 5. Restore your system to a date when it was working properly.

Factory Reset Samsung Laptop without Password Using Samsung Recovery

Step 1. Turn on your Samsung laptop and press F4 while the computer boots up.

Step 2. After several seconds, your laptop will enter the System Recovery interface.

Step 3. Click the Agree button in the bottom right corner.

Samsung recovery agree

Step 4. In the Samsung Recovery windows, press Computer factory reset.

Samsung recovery choose computer factory reset

Step 5. To back up your data, check the Verify backup data option.

Step 6. Now, click Start factory reset. Wait for the reset process to complete and restart your computer.

Samsung recovery select start factory reset

Factory Reset Lenovo Laptop without Password Using OneKey Recovery

Step 1. Lenovo laptops have a built-in Novo button, generally located at the left side of the laptop near the power button. Find the Novo button on your Lenovo laptop and press it for a few seconds. You might need a sharp object like a paperclip to press the button.

OneKey recovery novo button

Step 2. The Novo Button Menu will appear. Scroll down and choose System Recovery.

OneKey recovery choose system recovery

Step 3. In the OneKey Recovery window, there are two options, Restore from initial backup or Restore from user’s backup. Choose the one you like and click Next.

OneKey recovery restore from initial backup and restore from users backup

Step 4. Press Start to begin the reset process and wait until it completes.

OneKey recovery click start

Factory Reset Dell Laptop without Password Using SupportAssist OS Recovery

Step 1. Open your computer and press F12 multiple times to enter the Boot Menu. Note: the F12 key may be different depending on your laptop model.

Step 2. Once the Boot Menu appears, use the arrow keys to select SupportAssist OS Recovery and press Enter.

Select supportassist os recovery

Step 3. Select Restore System.

Supportassist os recovery click restore

Step 4. Click Restore Now.

Supportassist os recovery press restart now

Step 5. Keep pressing the Next button until you find the Do you want to backup your file message. If you want to create a backup, select Backup.

Supportassist os recovery do you want to back up message

Step 6. Select why you are resetting your system and click Next.

Supportassist os recovery select a reason them press next

Step 7. Wait until the process completes and click Finish.

Supportassist os recovery hit finish

Factory Reset HP Laptop without Password Using Recovery Manager

Step 1. Turn on your HP laptop, then press the F11 key repeatedly when the first screen appears.

Step 2. The System Recovery window will appear. Click System Recovery under I need help immediately.

HP Recovery manager click system recovery

Step 3. Click Next to continue. The factory reset process will begin.

HP recovery manager click next

Remove Windows Password to Reset Laptop without Password

You need to use a professional Windows password recovery tool to remove the password. Here I recommend using PassFab 4WinKey.

Step 1. Download PassFab 4WinKey.

>> Get PassFab 4WinKey <<

Step 2. Install and open the program on the computer where you have downloaded the program.

Step 3. Plug a USB flash drive into the computer.

Step 4. Select your device, then click Next.

Windows Password Recovery

Step 5. Click Next to begin creating the ISO file.

Step 6. After you create the password reset disk, unplug the disk from your current computer and plug it into the locked one.

Step 7. Restart your computer and press the boot menu key on your keyboard.

Step 8. Select the reset disk from the UEFI Boot Devices list.

Choose the boot device from the boot menu

Step 9. Once you’ve selected the device, your computer will open PassFab 4WinKey.

Step 10. Choose the Windows system and click Next.

Select the Windows system

Step 11. Now, select the user account, choose the Remove Account Password option, and click the Next button.

Select the feature you want

Step 12. Click Reboot to continue.

Click reboot

Now, you should be able to log into your account without a password. Log in to your computer and start the factory reset process.

Reinstall Windows on Laptop Using an Installation Media

Without a doubt, installing a new window will factory reset your computer. Here is how to do it:

Step 1. Go to the Microsoft website and download the Windows Creation Media.

Step 2. Create an installation media by following the wizard.

Step 3. After you finish the process, unplug the USB flash drive from your computer and plug it into the locked one. Restart it when prompted.

Step 4. Open the boot options and select your boot device.

Step 5. When you are promoted to the Windows setup screen, fill in the Language to install, Time and currency format, and keyboard or input method, then click the Next button.

Step 6. If you don’t have a product key, select the I don’t have a product key option.

Step 7. Select the Windows version that you want to install and click Next.

Step 8. Check the I accept the license terms option, then click the Next button.

Step 9. There are two options, Upgrade and Custom. Choose the Custom option.

Step 10. Select the drive where you want to install Windows 10, then click the Next button.

Step 11. Now, it will start installing the Windows 10 operating system.

Once done, your Windows 10 computer will be restored to factory settings.

Frequently Asked Questions About Resetting Laptop

What Will Happen If You Factory Reset Laptop?

When you factory reset your laptop, it will delete all the files in your user account, including your files, programs, and settings.

How Long Does It Take Factory Reset a Laptop?

Factory resetting your laptop is a process that can take anywhere from 30 minutes to 3 hours, depending on the operating system you have installed, your processor speed and RAM, and whether you have an HDD or SSD hard drive.

How Do I Reset My Laptop If I Forgot the Password?

If you forgot your laptop password, you’d need to reinstall Windows or use any other method mentioned in this article to reset it.

How Do I Reset My Laptop If It Is Not Starting Up?

If your laptop doesn’t boot, you’ll need to use a Windows installation media to reinstall Windows.


Now you know how to factory reset a laptop, even if you forgot the password. If you have any other questions, feel free to leave them in the comment section below. I hope you have found this article helpful.

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