To what?
         There  are 5 levels of Passwords to lose.
  1. BIOS (see below HP BIOS)
  2. Windows local
  3. Windows  7/8/10 live cloud store .
  4. Web passwords, (like AMAZON or EBAY, (in all cases ask them, only they can help.)  Google is really your friend here.
  5. EMAIL , ask your ISP internet service provider, or if using web mail ask them.  (1000's of providers and web mail sites)

In the future, write your passwords down, on thin paper and put  it in a book (random) on a known by only you page number, ("Post-it-notes" are best so they can't fall out book rattled by thieves)
For silly (non financial) passwords (like forums or face book, etc) use LASTPASS.
I never write down banking PW, ever,  keep them in your head, best is to use the first letter of each word of long poem only you know, (never use dictionary words , as a password ever) (if possible use special characters like ! or # or %)

 HP BIOS password resets. Best is not to use it.  (if not doing CIA/NSA work, or other super secret work, don't use it)
First I am  compelled to say that old HP computers, had 2 jumpers on the mother board,  named:
  1. PASSWORD RESET (now gone for ever, with UEFI Bull)  A sad day that was.  (simple as eating apple pie on summer day)
  2. The CMOS reset, (this empties out the NVRAM. ( the BIOS ROM owns its own private battery powered (COIN cell) RAM. ) This resets it,easy. (no need pull said coin cell and count to 1000, LOL)
Now my joke,  HP and others removed jumper 1, now root kits take over your BIOS?, and now we are stuck with stinking rotten UEFI to block that from happening. ( is a PITA) per below methods...
BIOS used to be simple, and some PC's now have 8 updates just for UEFI, it's so buggy. (I say wait till 2020 when its bug free)
The wiki on UEFI reads like  horror story, ever read it, I avoid it.
If you liked your BIOS keep it. Mine turned off.

Here are the facts:
  1. All very old PCs by HP has  motherboard, bios PW reset. (many models did)
  2. All cheap newer Laptops, (HP) notebooks have a  backdoor PW, reset. code  , short sweet and easy to get. Ask at HP.com
  3. All Probooks, and Elitebook (expensive) this is for like the CEO of a company that does not want his/her data stolen!, so uses drive encryption and BIOS Passwords and there IS NO BACKDOOR by DESIGN! (and price point).
  4. The Pro/Elite books can only be reset at the TPM chip with a SMC.BIN file, Binary flash program to load that, and it resets it. (soldering in a new chip might work good luck finding it or a good new one)
  5. The BIN file must match you UUID,  that you give, HP support  and they GENERATE the SMC.BIN for you and will  not work on any other PC on earth ! (again; BY DESIGN!)
  6. That means if you stole the PC, and you did this , and the original owner calls HP and reports his proof of ownership; HP now knows who  stole it, don't they...?. The have your email and IP address, and more. Oops? "CUFFED"
  7. The UUID is a digital form a  PC serial number that only your PC has, unique.   (and must match the exact BIN flash file) Nobody else has your UUID.
  8. If you don't like this feature, then don't buy Executive level notebooks.  Buy consumer level PC's.  and save all that wasted cash.  If you paid $500 extra top get this, why did you , if you hate it?
A universally unique identifier is a 128-bit number used to identify information in computer systems.  (kinda like the VIN number on cars , in USA but HUGE)
3.4028236692093846346337460743177e+38  , combo's (that is scientific notation)
Reads as a 3. with 38 zeros ofter it.  in simple terms... no I'm not typing 38 zeros for anyone....ever.
(on your calc push 2 then  the y/x key (below off key) then press 128 and enter. behold HUGE number,(Ti-30Xa- calc) also larger that
Quadragintillion. used mostly for counting Atoms. and the like, 2n128 power.

Local Windows Password, I will not cover all 14 versions of windows. no.
But XP to W7 the passwond local can be hacked easy, google that, and at your own risk as most helpers online in this regard send you  a nice virus. (no lie there are simple tool to fix this)
W8/10 was reEngineered to block such hacking (big time changes) It even hides the encrypted, code in  secret place and then moves it time to time to prevent hacking. (BY DESIGN) They promised you better security and you got it.
I don't do hacks, but you can WEB SEARTH  it.  Windows 10 this is called the local Login and is not hackable. Reload W10 is the MS official cure.


The Microsoft live login , (if you said yes during the install) wille the Microsoft LIVE CLOUD login,  to reset that , as millions have is there.

Cured only by going to microsoft live and doing  request there.                       And this MS policy page. 

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If you down load EXE files to hack your PC, you will bet infected. (PC viruses)

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