How to Unlock a Dell Inspiron Laptop without the Password

Laptops are becoming a necessity these days; in this world of the internet, everyone needs a portable machine with enough processing power to perform many functions and programs without any problem. Laptops provide this solution with affordability, reliability, and performance.

Today laptops are equipped with batteries that provide enough backup that lasts for a couple of hours on heavy usage. Gamers and professionals, especially those related to graphics and video rendering niches, also rely on laptops because of the performance and portability factors.

Many companies are manufacturing laptops. Dell is one of them, and their Inspiron series is one of the most highly sellable series. This article will discuss how we can unlock our Inspiron laptop without a password?

Preventive Measures:

Currently, there are many ways by which we can start our laptops without a password. Two of the most common methods are factory resetting the device and reinstalling the windows, resulting in data loss or complete disk formatting.

Let’s explore other methods and techniques by which we can unlock our laptops. Before explaining that, take a look at different techniques that can be helpful and makes the process easy. One should have taken measures to save their data and login details if this happens.

  • Log in to your laptop by using the Microsoft account.
  • Always make a second administrator account; log in with the second account if you forget the first password.
  • Create a password reset disk on your system.

If you have implemented one of these procedures, it is easy to unlock your laptop if you don’t remember your password.

Techniques and ways to unlock your laptop without a Password:

Some various methods and techniques are used to unlock your laptop. We will discuss them one by one. These are the most straightforward and commonly used techniques with good results and less complicated.

    • Unlock by using a Microsoft account.
    • Unlock your laptop by using the second administrator account.
    • By using the option of Windows password reset/recovery disk.
    • Last but not least, reset your laptop to default factory settings.

Login by Using Microsoft Account:

Windows keep on evolving, adding features to secure devices, and in case you forget your password, then make the process easy and sound. Especially in Windows 10 onwards, it lets you log in to your device using your Microsoft account. If you somehow don’t remember your password, click on the forget password option, and it will guide you further. Let’s dissect this whole process in steps for better understanding.

    • Search for account recovery on Google by typing or opening the following link.
    • Account recovery screen will appear, with the option to enter your Microsoft account.
    • After entering your Microsoft account that you use on your windows, click next.
    • After that you will get a verification code on your second account/mail recovery account that you provided to ensure your security.
    • Copy this code and enter it into the recovery code option on the “Verify your identity” screen.
    • As you enter the code and press enter, it will redirect you to the Reset your Password” screen, where you can change or set a new password for your account and change it.

Once our password is changed, go back to your laptop, enter the new password, and log in to your laptop by using your Microsoft account.

Login by using Second Administrator Account:

You log in to windows by using your second administrator account; if you forget your first account password, don’t worry if you have set up your second administrator account windows will allow you to log in through it. Setup a second administrator account is accessible; use these steps to reset your primary account password using your second administrator account.

    • Enter the My computer manage option by right-clicking on my computer icon and then selecting “Manage” from the options or typing “Computer Management” in the search bar present on your computer taskbar.
    • Select “local users and groups” under the system tool drop-down menu and select “users.”
    • Once you open the user’s section, you will reach your primary account; right-click on it and choose a set password.
    • Set your new password for your primary account.

Once you set the new password, log off and log in with your primary account using the new password.

Recover or Reset Your Password by using windows recovery/reset Disk:

If you don’t use your Microsoft to log in to your windows, rely on a simple user account, then this method works for you best; it’s a bit time-consuming compared to other methods and involves a few more steps. But password resetting is possible with it.

    • Using Already Setup Recovery Disk:

Suppose you have already created your password reset, and then it’s a pretty simple process. On your laptop, and when it reaches the password screen, click on “forgot my password” and then insert the USB flash drive. A “password reset wizard” will appear; use it to reset your password; you can set a new password or keep the space blank and leave the space empty.

    • Setting up New Recovery Disk:

If you don’t have any password recovery disks, you can set up your disk using the following options.

      • Get any system with a working internet connection and USB flash drive.
      • Empty the USB drive.
      • Now search for windows password recovery tool on the internet and download the one with the best ratings and reviews. Download it and install it.
      • Plugin your USB drive into the system, and the password reset disk (USB) option will appear on the password recovery software screen.
      • Now select your drive, which appears on the screen, or by choosing it, click on burning the device and confirm yes.
      • After a few moments, when it processes your USB drive, eject it; it is now your password resetting drive.

Once your USB password resetting drive process is complete, use it to recover/reset your password by below steps.

      • Turn on your locked device; as it reaches the brand logo, start pressing the F12 key, and it will land you on the boot menu option.
      • In entering the boot menu, choose your USB disk as your boot-up device.
      • Selecting your USB drive as a boot-up device will restart and boot using a USB drive.
      • A screen shows your laptop users’ accounts and details as it starts booting. Select your account, set a new password, or leave the space empty and confirm yes.
      • Shut down the system, unplug your drive, start it again, enter the new password you choose, or leave the space empty and log in to your account.

Last but not least, use factory reset settings:

Suppose none of the above options works for you, and then it’s time to choose the final and last option to reset your laptop to default factory settings. The basic drawback of this method is that you will lose your data; if data is not a concerning issue, you can use this method to reset your laptop password.

    • Click on the power button on the right bottom side of your lock screen.
    • Now press the shift key, hold it and click on the restart option.
    • As your system restart, a new screen will appear, giving you multiple options to choose from and go further; select “troubleshoot” from there.
    • From there, now choose the “Reset your PC” option; it will further give you an option to save your data, insert your external drive and save your backup data by using this drive.
    • If you don’t have any backup data option, it will reset without saving any data; you can choose options like “fully clean the drive” or “Just remove my files” options.


Starting your dell laptop without a password can be an easy or a hectic process depending on the measures you take. If you have already set up measures to ensure your data is safe in case you forget your password, it will be easy to reset or recover it.

If you don’t set up any of these options, it will take a little while to unlock your laptop using the different methods explained above in the article. It’s always an excellent approach to be on the safe side; if you don’t have any backups to void these situations, then set up one to avoid frustration later.

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