How to Reset Acer BIOS, eRecovery and Windows Passwords
Forgot Acer eRecovery password? How to unlock Acer laptop if you forgot Windows login password? Need to reset / remove BIOS password? There are many users asking help for various password problems on Acer laptop / desktop computers. In this article we'll try to help you solve all types of password problems you may have with your Acer computers.
Typically, there are three types of passwords you may lost or forgot: BIOS password, eRecovery password and Windows password.
1Reset Acer BIOS Password
A BIOS password is a protection measure that can be used to stop someone powering up a computer system or making changes in some of the computers most sensitive areas.
The simplest way to reset a BIOS password is to simply remove the CMOS battery. A computer will remember its settings and keep the time even when it is turned off and unplugged because these parts are powered by small battery inside the computer called a CMOS battery. If we pull out this battery, the computer will forget lots of its hardware settings, including its BIOS password.
Additionally, you can also reset Acer BIOS password using many other methods included in this guide.
2Recover Acer eRecovery Password
Acer, like most notebook computer manufacturers, doesn't supply its customers with physical discs for restoring their system in the event of a crash. Instead, Acer installs a recovery program on a separate hard-drive partition that is used to restore the system to its factory default settings. This program on Acer Aspire laptops is called eRecovery.
If you forgot eRecovery password, here is the step-by-step guide to help you recover Acer eRecovery password..
3Reset Acer Windows Password
Forgot Windows administrator password and can't log in to your Acer computer? You can fix this problem by resetting your lost or forgotten Windows password using the third-party software: Reset Windows Password. The program works with Windows 8, 7, Vista, XP and Windows Server 2008 / 2003 / 2000.
- Download the self-extracting Zip file of Reset Windows Password package.
- Uncompress the package, there is a ISO image: ResetWindowsPwd.iso. Burn it onto a CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
- Boot your locked Acer computer from the newly burned CD/DVD or USB flash drive.
- Wait until the boot process is finished. When a window pops up with all your Windows accounts, select the target one to reset its forgotten password.