"About two months ago I bought a second hand laptop. I took it off without knowing that it would ask for another password. I certainly didn't get a recovery disk. How to recover password on locked laptop without recovery disk? Please help."


We often bought some second hand electronics to save money. However, it's frustrating if you bought a laptop that has a password. Apparently, you won't have a recovery disk created beforehand. Resetting password using command prompt or recovering password with reset disk is obviously in vain under this circumstance. What you can do to is to change password on locked computer without disk. A Windows password recovery tool, PassFab 4WinKey can perfectly solve your problem, which is also applicable when you need to reset lost/forgotten password on laptop without losing data.

Key Features:

  • 3 password cracking option provided: reset password, remove password, create new admin password.
  • Able to reset Admin password, guest password, local password and other kinds of password.
  • Full compatibility. Work with Windows 10/8.1/8/7/XP/Vista/Server,etc.
  • Easy to use. Create a recovery disk with one click.
  • Safe to recover password. No virus or damage to laptop.

How Reset Password on Laptop When Locked out Using PassFab 4WinKey

When you bought a laptop and it's locked, the easy and efficient way to unlock locked laptop is to turn to PassFab 4WinKey for help. The Windows password recovery software can easily crack the login/admin password on Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7 etc.

Step 1: Download and install PassFab 4WinKey on an accessible laptop. Launch it.

Step 2: Insert a blank CD/DVD/USB drive into the laptop. Click "Burn" to create a password recovery disk.

burn a recovery disk

Step 3: Insert the bootable CD/DVD/USB drive into the locked laptop. Use the disk to boot your locked laptop. You can choose to reset/remove the local/domain password or create a new password for your laptop.

boot up locked laptop

Step 4: Hit "Next" until it says your password is reset to blank or reset to XXX successfully.

create new password successfully

Bottom Line

After reading this article, recovering forgotten/lost password on laptop will be a piece of cake. If you bought a locked laptop, you can reset password on locked laptop without recovery disk.

PassFab 4WinKey box
  • Remove or reset Administrator password instantly
  • Reset Microsoft account password in minutes
  • Delete or create Windows account if you want
  • One click to create a Windows password reset disk (USB/CD/DVD)
  • Support all computer brands like Dell, HP, Lenovo, Toshiba, etc.
  • Compatible with Windows 11/10/8.1/8/7/Vista/XP and Server 2019