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Locked HP 2000 Laptop

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Friend cannot remember password for HP 2000 Laptop with windows 8 and has apparently tried enough times so that PC is 'Locked'. Is there boot procedure to work around this? I know password. Or is OS reinstall from recovery partition needed.
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Start of by pressing F8 when booting. Do you have option to repair computer?

If you do choose command prompt in the repair options then type in or copy paste:
 net user administrator /active:yes

Now reboot computer you should have admin option as a log in.Choose that now goto control panel choose users then pick the one with password issue then make new password for account.

Once that is done open command prompt type in or copy paste:
 net user administrator /active:no

Now reboot pick account with new password and see if you can login.
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normally i use nordahls offline password reset tool from ubcd
dind it under HDD/data recovery

http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/                              ultimate boot cd
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/download.html                  direct link UBCD
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Hi.

> apparently tried enough times so that PC is 'Locked'
Please explain what you/he sees. Normally, there will be no lockout as the lockout policy is inactive.
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Seems this 'locked' issue is more 'cockpit' problem than I thought. User will need handholding.
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is the problem solved?
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Not yet, User is unavailable for a few days and EE was nagging me about responding. The ability to reinstall OS from recovery partition is always an acceptable option as there is no user data yet. Just '3 [key]strikes and you're locked!
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you don't have to accept an answer yet; just keep this Q alive by posting every 2-3 days a comment
you can even ask to reopen this Q, so you can accept the proper solution later
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