From the following video, you will see that a Windows forgotten Password can be reset in 5 minutes.
The following video shows you how to remove or reset a power on password by removing the battery of the laptop. From the video guide, we can see that it is very to remove or clear a power on password.
Now, I think you have the idea which password protection is the best. So if your computer and HDD/SSD support HDD/SSD password setting, please set a HDD/SSD password to keep data safe on disk. See this article how to set a hdd/ssd password to check whether you laptop supports HDD/SSD password and set a password to your hdd/ssd.