How To Unlock MSI Laptop (SOLVED)

Are you locked out of your MSI laptop? In this article I teach you how to unlock MSI laptops.

Here are some of the fastest and easiest ways that you can unlock MSI laptops in the case that you are locked out.

The best way to unlock your MSI laptop is to:

Download and install PassFab to a USB on another computer. Boot your locked MSI laptop from the USB and reset your password.

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Enable Your Keyboard

You have no chance of accessing or unlocking your Lenovo laptop if the keyboard is disabled.

To unlock the Windows access, you must first ensure that you have access to the keyboard. It’s possible for the Lenovo keyboard to be accidentally and haphazardly disabled.

Holding down the shift key for about 8 seconds will reactivate the keyboard if you want to unlock it yourself.

Configure the keyboard on your Lenovo laptop in the device manager.

  • Open the control panel by clicking on the start menu and searching for control panel. Or search with cortana.
  • Click on small or large icons to see all of the control panel items
  • Click on device manager
  • Open the keyboard options
  • find the arrow on your keyboard and right click to enable it.

Reinstall Keyboard Driver

Open the virtual keyboard so you can search these items. Go to Start menu and select Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard, and turn on the toggle under Use the On-Screen Keyboard. A virtual keyboard will pop up that you can use with your mouse to do the following fixes.

In the event that the aforementioned doesn’t activate your keyboard, right-click on the keyboard in device management, choose remove driver, and then restart your laptop. The driver will be downloaded again for you.

To launch device manager, enter the run menu by pressing Ctrl + R and then typing devmgmt.msc. After then, you may use the keyboard gadget. After selecting uninstall driver with the right click on the device, restart your computer.

Your keyboard should now have a new driver after restarting your computer. Additionally, you can download driver software that will instal these for you. Use the virtual keyboard to search the internet if necessary.

Update The Keyboard Driver

If you have an outdated keyboard driver then it could have corrupted and therefore locked your Lenovo laptop keyboard.

The latest version of your keyboard driver should be downloaded and installed from the manufacturer website. You can download driver easy which will do this all for you.

This program will discover what driver you need for your exact laptop and keyboard model.

  • Download and install driver easy.
  • Run driver easy and click on scan now which will scan and detect any problems on your laptop.
  • Then click on the update button to download and install the driver necessary for your laptop keyboard.
  • You can also press update all to download all drivers.
  • Restart your laptop after you do this

Change Keyboard Settings

If your keyboard is still stuck then you should amend the settings by doing some tweaks inside windows. These are pretty simple and this is what to do:

  • Right click on windows start and click on control panel
  • Find ease of access center
  • Click on keyboard
  • Disable function filter keys and uncheck any box relating to it.
  • Restart your laptop and see if the issue is resolved.

You can also turn off num lock which may affect your laptop’s keyboard. Simply open the virtual keyboard and click on the numlock button if it’s highlighted.

Open the virtual keyboard so you can search these items. Go to Start menu and select Settings > Ease of Access > Keyboard, and turn on the toggle under Use the On-Screen Keyboard. A virtual keyboard will pop up that you can use with your mouse to do the following fixes.

Unlock MSI Laptop Password Using PassFab

Use PassFab to unlock your MSI laptop easily. PassFab is a program that you can download and burn onto a USB that will unlock your MSI laptop within 5 minutes.

Step 1: Download and run PassFab onto another computer and insert a USB.

Step 2: select USB flashdrive and click next to burn it

Step 3: Follow the step by step tutorial on the page and eject your USB.

Step 4: Insert the USB to your locked computer.

Step 5: Restart the computer and boot from the USB.

Step 6: Choose your operating system, then select your locked account and press reset account password. Click Next.

Step 7: Enter your new password and click reset. Allow your computer to restart.

It allows you to reset the password of any account on your laptop very quickly. There are over 190 million downloads as stated on their website.

You don’t lose any data and you can bypass, reset and remove all administator or user passwords.

It supports all brands of desktops and laptops for MSI . It also supports Windows11, 10, 8.1, Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows Server.

How To Unlock MSI Laptop With Password Reset Disk

You can also use a MSI password reset disk to unlock your laptop. You may have to use another laptop to install this onto the reset disk.

Step 1: Insert your password reset disk into your MSI laptop.

Step 2: Click on reset password under the insert password field.

Step 3. Go through the password reset wizard.

Step 4: Enter a new password and press finish.

Unlock MSI Laptop Password with Command Prompt

You can also use command prompt to unlock the laptop.

Step 1: Restart your laptop and spam the F8 key to get into advanced boot mode.

Step 2: Select safe mode with command prompt and press enter

Step 3: Choose the built in administrator

Step 4: Type the command net user

Unlock MSI Laptop Password with Windows Password Reset

Windows password reset is a software similar to PassFab which will allow you to reset your laptop.

Step 1: create a recovery disk by installing the software to a USB on another computer.

Step 2: Insert the recovery disk into your locked MSI laptop.

Step 3: Hold the F12 key to get to the boot menu and boot with the USB.

Step 4: Choose your account and reset your password.

Unlock MSI Laptop Password Using Factory Re-settings

If all other methods don’t work then you can try the final method which is to factory reset your laptop. Be careful because this method could erase your files depending on what option you choose.

Here are the instructions.

Step 1: Turn on your laptop or restart it.

Step 2: Press F9 repeatedly, if that doesn’t work try F10, F11 or F12

Step 3: You will see a blue automatic repair screen. Click on advanced options.

Step 4: Click on troubleshoot

Step 5: Click on reset this PC

Step 6: Select either “remove everything” for a full factory reset or “Keep my files” to do a soft factory reset without touching your files.

Step 7: Select your account to continue and type in your password, if you don’t have one then just press continue.

Step 8: Click Reset


I have gone over the best methods for how to unlock MSI laptops in the case that you are locked out or forgot your password. There are ways that you can change your password without having to log into the laptop.

Most solutions include a password reset method which will allow you to change the password and log in again.

Hopefully you have fixed your issue and have unlocked your MSI laptop by now.

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With over 12 years of experience with laptops, Grayson Uppington has delved deep into the tech world, always learning and sharing. His top pick is the Lenovo Legion Slim 5, blending performance with style. Formerly a pro gamer in CS:GO, those tournaments sharpened his skills and heightened his appreciation for laptop potential.