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How to Factory Reset Dell Laptop Without Password | 3 Ways

If you want to factory your Dell laptop after forgetting your password, you are coming to the right place. In this post, we will aim at how to factory reset a Dell laptop without a password in three ways.

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Have you ever been locked out of your Dell laptop? Or, you want to factory reset your Dell laptop before selling but forgot the password. Here is a real case from the Dell Technologies forum:

I have a Vostro 1400 laptop, and I am locked out of Windows as I don't have the administrator password. How can I perform a factory reset without the admin password? - from Dell Community.

Take it easy. In this guideline, EaseUS will teach you how to factory reset Dell laptop without password in three reliable methods. By learning these step-by-step instructions, you will regain access to your Dell laptop and start fresh.

How to Factory Reset Dell Laptop Without Password - 3 Ways

This section contains three measures to assist users in factory resetting Dell laptop without password. The first method is for users who forgot the password and don't want to factory reset the Dell laptop. The other ways can efficiently factory reset a Dell laptop without a password.

  1. Way 1. Using Password Reset Tool - EaseUS Partition Master
  2. Way 2. Using Windows Reset This PC Service
  3. Way 3. Using Dell SupportAssist OS Recovery

Way 1. Using Password Reset Tool - EaseUS Partition Master

Phase 1. Remove the Dell Password

For a seamless experience in disabling the Dell login password, we highly recommend EaseUS Partition Master Professional. With this versatile tool, users can remove and reset the password without factory resetting. Moreover, this software can work perfectly with all Windows versions. It has a user-friendly interface and a range of functions for disk management and computer issue repair.

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Step 1. Insert the target USB disk into the computer, download and run EaseUS Partition Master, and click "Toolkit" > "Password Reset."

click password reset feature

Step 2. A small window will pop up. After reading it carefully, click "Create".

click create

Step 3. Select the correct USB flash drive or external mobile hard disk and click "Create" again. Wait patiently. After the password reset USB flash drive is created, click "Finish."

create bootable disk

Step 4. Remove the password reset USB, insert it into the locked PC, and restart. You will be asked to change the boot drive to boot the PC from USB. Once completed, the system will automatically boot from USB.

Step 5. After restarting, find EaseUS Partition Master again and go to "Password Reset." All accounts on the PC will be displayed in the interface; click on the target account and check "Reset & Unlock."

select the correct account

Step 6. When you receive this prompt, click "Confirm" to continue. Your password will be erased.

confirm the action

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Beyond removing the Dell laptop's password, this all-in-one software also specializes in the following features:

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Phase 2. Factory Reset the Dell Laptop(Optional)

Option 1. Run System Restore

Step 1. Restart the Dell laptop and long-press the F8 key to enter Advanced Boot Options. Click "Repair your Computer."

Step 2. Choose a language and a Keyboard input method. Then, click "Next."

select language

Step 3. Choose the target administrator account and only enter the user name, then click "OK."

Step 4. Choose "System Repair" > "Dell DataSafe Reduction and Emergency Backup" > "Other system backup and more options" and click "Next."

Step 5. Select "Restore My Computer" and click "Next" to choose the right factory image. Click "Next."

Step 6. Reboot the Dell computer after resetting the system to factory settings.

Option 2. Use Windows Settings

Step 1. Click the Start icon to open the Windows Setting.

Step 2. Select "Update & Security" > "Recovery" > "Reset this PC."

Step 3. Choose "Get started' to remove everything option and reinstall Windows.

reset this pc

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How to Factory Reset Dell Laptop [Step-by-Step Guide]

In this Guide, you will learn how to factory reset the Dell laptop in multiple ways. Keep reading and discover how.

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Way 2. Using Windows Reset This PC Service

There is another way to factory reset your Dell PC by applying the Windows "Reset This PC" service in the WinRE environment. Below are the detailed steps you should take:

Step 1. On the Dell login screen, press the Shift key and click the Power to select "Restart."

Step 2. Choose "Troubleshoot" > "Reset This PC" > "Remove everything."

remove everything

Step 3. When a new window appears, select "Just remove my files" to factory reset your Dell computer.

Way 3. Using Dell SupportAssist OS Recovery

To facilitate the Dell laptop factory reset, you can use Dell's official tool, Dell SupportAssist OS Recovery, to factory your Dell laptop. Here is the comprehensive guide:

Note: You will need an unlocked computer and an empty USB of at least 16 GB.

Step 1. Download and launch Dell SupportAssist OS Recovery on the unlocked computer.

Step 2. Connect the USB to this computer and choose "Under Another computer" > "Service Tag of the Dell PC" > "Destination." 

dell tag

Step 3. Select the USB drive and check the warning message "I understand that the selected drive will be formatted and existing data will be deleted." to create a bootable USB.

Step 4. Plug the USB into the locked Dell laptop you want to factory reset. Restart it and long-press F12 to enter the boot menu.

Step 5. Set the bootable USB as the boot device of the Dell laptop. When it boots, open the Dell SupportAssist OS Recovery tool.

dell os recovery

Step 6. Click "Recover" > "Back Up Files" > "Start Backup." After the backup process, select "Recover" > "Reset" > "Start Reset."

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To sum up, this post introduces three solid ways to factory reset a Dell laptop without a password, including the professional password removal tool EaseUS Partition Master, the Windows reset service, and the Dell SupportAssist OS Recovery tool. For beginners or users who are urgent, EaseUS Partition Master can effortlessly remove the Dell password and save time and energy.

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FAQ on How to Factory Reset Dell Laptop Without Password

Follow this part and learn from the additional questions about how to factory reset a Dell laptop without a password:

1. How do I factory reset my Dell laptop?

You can follow the official guide to address this task:

  • Click the Start icon and search reset to launch System Setting.
  • Select "Reset this PC" > "Advanced Startup" > "Restart now."
  • When it turns to the Choose an option screen, choose "Troubleshoot."
  • Select "Factory Image Restore" and follow the on-screen instructions.

2. What should I do to hard reset a Dell laptop?

Unplug all electronics, including webcams, printers, USB drives, and media cards (SD/xD). To use up any remaining power, long-press the power button for 15 to 20 seconds. For desktop computers, connect the power cord; for laptops, connect the AC adapter and battery. Activate the computer.

3. How long does a Dell laptop factory reset take?

Usually, you need to take an hour to do a factory reset in the Dell system Settings.

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