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I bought a hp pavilion laptop from someone and they connot find the recovery disk and the administer password has locked up the computer, the password they give me doew not work and now I can't do anything. I was hoping to get a recovery disk from you, the company so I can use the computer to the fullest. How do I go about obtaining a recovery disk for this laptop?

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Call up HP 1800HPINVENT and they can send you new discs, usually about 35$. HPs usually have a restore partition on the PC. You can access it by pressing F10 or F11 at boot. It will usually note the exact key if you look at the bottom of the screen first thing when the PC is booting.

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How to Reset HP Pavilion Password on Notebook Computer


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Pavilion BIOS password reset is commonly needed. Today, we talk about HP Pavilion Windows password reset solutions. Our Windows OS users can set up administrator account and encrypt it with password to enter the OS. This actually prevents unauthorized users from operating on your system. While, if we Pavilion PC users forget the encrypted password and can't login Windows, now what to do for HP Pavilion password reset?


Firstly, if there are not important files on our HP Pavilion notebook, we can reinstall system by deleting all data and cleaning system. Most of us may hope opt for other ways to bypass the Pavilion login password.


Secondly, please think that is there still another account for us to enter Pavilion PC. In Windows XP, Vista, there is HP Pavilion default administrator which has blank password. For Windows 7, the built-in administrator account is disable defaulted. Only if we set it as enable, the account can be used at the moment.
Take HP Pavilion Windows XP password reset from Safe Mode as example:
a. Press "F8" when Pavilion laptop starts.
b. At the "Advanced Boot Options" windows, choose "Safe Mode" with arrow key and Enter, then PC enters Safe Mode.
c. Click "Administrator" on the Windows login screen.
Note that if we have set this HP Pavilion administrator password, we need to input the password instead of leaving "Password" field blank.
d. Start - Control Panel - User Accounts.
e. Select the locked account and reset password for the locked account.
f. Restart Pavilion laptop and login with the account newly password reset.


Thirdly, the least troublesome solution on Pavilion password recovery is to opt for password reset program tool. With the program and a CD/DVD/USB disk, we can easily remove the password for locked computer. Take Windows Password Recovery Corporation as example:
Step1. Burn .iso file to a CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive on an accessible PC;
Step2. Set locked computer to boot from CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive;
Step3. Recover forgotten Windows password with the burned CD/DVD/USB Flash Drive.

Certainly that the 3 ways can make sure we reset Pavilion password finally. The Windows Password Recovery Corporation can be used for Windows 7, XP, Vista, and Windows Server 2003, 2008 domain password, etc.


Source: http://windowspasswordrecovery.net/article/pavilion-password-reset.html

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You can do a system recovery. If you have a systen recovery partition or the factory DVDs.

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You can reset laptop password with Smartkey Windows Password Recovery, just do as the following steps,

Step1: Download Smartkey Windows Password Recovery from http://www.recoverlostpassword.com/products/windowspasswordrecovery.html.
Step2: Install and launch it to any accessible computer.
Step3: Use a blank and writable CD/DVD/USB to burn Windows password reset disk with the tool.
Step4: Boot the locked computer from CD/DVD/USB.
Step5: Start to reset laptop admin password with the burned disk.
Step6: Reboot computer and login to the locked PC without password.

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Did you buy the computer new? It should have come with recovery disks, also called operations disks. I have had to do this with my hp pavilion lap top a few time over the past few years so that it would run faster. If the recovery disks aren't in there, call the company. They are always supposed to be included. I've always had good luck with hp, you might even go to hp's website. It's really good as well.

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