Reset password on HP Pavilion

  nickfrank.ihr 19:46 24 Jul 2018
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My father recently passed away and he has an HP Pavilion. We are trying to access the administrator on his computer but we don't know his password. How do we reset that password, or factory reset the computer but that is a last resort.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:21 24 Jul 2018

if its just data you are after you can boot from USB with a linux distro to retriv files photos etc.

  Jollyjohn 14:27 25 Jul 2018

You can clear the password using this - click here burn to a cd and boot from it. You can probably use the default options, make a note as you go, and "Clear Password". Make sure you write options to disk at the end. Reboot and the password should be cleared.
If not, check the Windows/system32 file location and that you are clearing the password for the username you are trying to log in with.

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