Tips for unlocking laptop password and suggestions

This article introduces how to unlock Windows password, power-on password, and HDD/SSD password for personal laptops, and gives you suggestions that how to stop others accessing your laptop without your authorization anywhere and anytime.

1: Unlock Windows password for laptop

When it comes to Windows password, it is the most common way to protect a laptop. If you forget Windows password, many password tool can help you reset the forgotten password and regain access your laptop. Here I want to recommend you a password program iSunshare Password Genius, which can help you create a password reset disk on Windows computer, Mac computer, or Android phone, and unlock the forgotten password device in a short time. So powerful software it  is.

Here I will show you how to create a Windows Password Reset disk on another Windows computer and unlock Windows password with iSunshare software.

Tips: If you want to create a reset disk by Mac computer for Android phone, please follow the guides: https://www.isunshare.com/windows-password/windows-password-genius-for-mac-user-guide.html, and https://www.isunshare.com/windows-password/windows-password-genius-for-android-user-guide.html.

Steps to unlock a Windows Password with iSunshare Password software:

Step 1: Download, install and run iSunshare Windows Password Genius on an available PC.

Step 2: Insert your USB flash disk to the computer, click “USB device”, Tips: If you want to create CD/DVD reset disk, choose “CD/DVD” option.

Step 3: Click “Begin burning” button to create a password reset disk.

Step 4: After creating the reset disk, unplug it and insert it to the locked computer, and boot the locked computer from the reset disk. (Later, you will learn how to boot a computer from USB flash drive. This is a key operation of all password reset operations. You should pay attention to it.)

Step 5: After booting from password reset disk, you will see screen as follow, then you can choose a user account and reset its password.

Guide to boot a computer from USB flash drive

  1. Insert the bootable USB flash drive to the computer.
  2. Start or restart the computer, and press the Boot Menu Key repeatedly until Boot Menu appears.

Boot Menu Key for various venders:

3. Choose USB flash drive to boot from.

2: Unlock power-on password for laptop

As soon as laptop boots up, it will prompt to remind users to input their power-on password. You can’t do any operation without entering correct power-on password. There is no way to reset or remove power-on password by software. Nevertheless, just only a cross screwdriver can help you fix the issue in a few minutes if you are locked by power-on password.

The following steps tell you how to unlock power-on password for ThinkPad T430. The steps for other laptops may be different.

Step 1: disconnect the power and remove the battery.

Step 2: Remove this cover.

Step 3: Disconnect the yellow battery with the laptop and wait for about three minutes.

Step 4: Reassembly the laptop and start it. You will enter your laptop without power on password.

3: Unlock forgotten password for HDD/SSD

If you ask me how to unlock a forgotten password for HDD/SSD, I have to say “Sorry, I have no idea”. I know many programs for unlocking Windows password, but I haven’t found an effective way to unlock HDD/SSD password even I have tried many time.

HDD/SSD password is a firmware-based password which is hardly removed. In general, users can set HDD/SSD password in BIOS. When you miss the password, HDD/SSD and the data inside are most likely to be lost.  In theory, if you forget the HDD/SSD password, the data on the HDD or SSD is still possible to be recovered, but you need to pay much time and money for it. How much? I don’t know.

Suggestions for using Windows password, power-on password and HDD/SSD password

From the above guides, you can see that the Windows login password and power-on password are easy to unlock. The HDD or SSD password is the one I want to recommend to you. It is more security than Windows password and power-on password, so you must keep it in your mind. Learn more about HDD/SSD password, see Detailed Explanation of HDD Password Function

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Gurupriyan is a Software Engineer and a technology enthusiast, he’s been working on the field for the last 6 years. Currently focusing on mobile app development and IoT.