Posts Tagged ‘forgot Acer password’

Forgot Windows 7 Password to Your Acer Aspire Laptop

June 17th, 2013 by Admin

I had not used my Acer Aspire computer in a couple of years and had this computer as a backup computer. I set a password for the administrator account and can not remember it. Can I somehow get into the computer to reset it?

Forgot Windows 7 password on your Acer Aspire laptop? Or your friend changed the Acer login password without telling you what it is? If so, then this is the stuff you are looking for. Windows passwords are set and used to keep the laptop or PC secure, but can sometimes prove disastrous. In this tutorial we’ll show you how to reset forgotten Windows 7 password on an Acer Aspire laptop using a boot CD or USB drive.

Forgot Windows 7 Password to Your Acer Aspire Laptop? How to Reset it?

Firstly, you need to create a password cracking boot CD/USB drive on an alternate PC. Download the ZIP archive of Reset Windows Password utility. Unzip the download file and you’ll find the ResetWindowsPwd.iso file which needs to be burned onto a CD or USB drive using ISO2Disc program.

Once you’ve created a password cracking boot CD/USB drive. Power on your locked Acer Aspire laptop. Press the F12 key while the system is performing the power-on self-test (POST). When you see the Boot Menu, choose the CD/DVD-ROM Drive or Removable Drive to let your PC to boot from your password cracking CD/USB drive.

After the booting procedure is complete, you’ll see the Reset Windows Password program appears. The program automatically searches your Windows 7 SAM registry file and displays user accounts available on your Acer laptop.

Choose a user account and then click on “Reset Password” button. The program quickly removes the existing password and unlock your user account. Restart your Acer laptop and remove the boot CD/USB drive. You can then log into your Windows 7 user account without a password.


There are lots of ways to unlock or reset Windows 7 password, but this method should be the easiest way for you to reset lost or forgotten Windows 7 password for your Acer Aspire laptop.

Forgot Admin Password for Your Acer PC with Windows 8 Pre-installed in UEFI Boot Mode

June 3rd, 2013 by Admin

I have an Acer Aspire V5 laptop running Windows 8 with Phoenix BIOS running UEFI boot. I forgot the administrator password and now I am locked out. I’ve searched the web for how to reset Windows 8 password for computer which comes with UEFI BIOS, but there is no Live CD that supports UEFI-mode booting. So how do I reset my forgotten admin password?

If you’ve purchased an Acer computer with Windows 8 pre-installed, you’ll find that you are unable to boot up your PC using the Live CDs that you have ever used. This is because almost all Windows 8 PCs are shipped with UEFI BIOS, which replaces the traditional PC BIOS. The Secure Boot feature included in UEFI will prevent you from running operating systems other than Windows 8. So what to do if you’ve forgotten the Windows 8 administrator password on your Acer computer? In this tutorial we’ll walk you through how to reset lost administrator password on an Acer computer which comes with Windows 8 pre-installed in UEFI boot mode.

How to Reset Forgotten Windows 8 Administrator Password on Acer Computer with UEFI BIOS?

To get started, you need to create a Live CD (or USB flash drive) on another PC that you can access. Download the Reset Windows Password utility and save it on your desktop. Unzip the download file and you’ll get a bootable ISO image. Burn it onto an empty CD using ISO2Disc, BurnCDCC or other ISO burning software.

Place the Live CD into the CD drive of your locked Windows 8 Acer computer. Now we need to make some changes with the computer in order to get it to boot from the Live CD. Power off the computer. As soon as the Acer logo screen appears, immediately press F2 or Del key to enter the BIOS. Use the arrow key to select Boot tab. Choose the Boot Mode and press Enter to change the setting from UEFI to Legacy BIOS. Move to the Secure Boot option and disable it. Next change the boot order to CD/DVD-ROM and press F10 to save your changes.

Note: If you can’t find the UEFI boot mode in BIOS, try to switch to the Boot Options tab. With Launch CSM highlighted, press Enter and use the down arrow to select Always. Then switch to the Authentication tab, choose the Secure Boot option and press Enter to select Disabled.

After successfully booting from the Live CD, the computer will open up the Reset Windows Password program after a few minutes. The program automatically searches the Windows SAM registry hive for your Windows 8 installation, and then display all of local user accounts on your Acer PC.

Choose the administrator account and then click on “Reset Password” button. It will reset your forgotten Windows 8 administrator password instantly.

Restart the computer and take out the Live CD from the CD drive. Remember to change your computer’s boot mode from Legacy BIOS back to UEFI, otherwise Windows 8 will fail to boot. When the Acer computer boots into the Windows 8 login screen, you can then log in to the administrator account with a blank/empty password. It’s that easy!

How to Recover Acer eRecovery Password

April 26th, 2012 by Admin

Acer eRecovery is a vendor-specific method you can use to restore your computer to its original factory settings, or to custom settings you create and store on your hard drive or other removable media. eRecovery also contains a backup utility you can use to back up data to your hard drive or other removable media. Access to eRecovery requires you to use the default “000000” password or one you select. While it is important to store a custom password in a safe location, if you lose or forget it, there are steps you can take to recover your Acer eRecovery password.

Stage 1: Locate and Unhide Hidden Rescue Partition
Acer stores custom eRecovery passwords on your computer in PQService, a hidden rescue partition. We need to make this partition visible so that we can access it to recover eRecovery password.

1. Right click on My Computer icon and select Properties.
2. Under Computer Management, click Disk Management. In the right pane, you’ll see all drivers on your local computer, including the hidden partition PQService.
3. Right click on the PQService partition, and then click Change Drive Letter and Paths.
4. Click Change and then assign a drive letter to your PQService partition.

Now you should be able to open and view the PQService partition from Windows Exporer.

Stage 2: Reset eRecovery Password

1. Navigate to the drive containing PQService. Find the file aimdrs.dat. Right-click on the file and select Open with and then choose Notepad or another text editor you prefer.

2. Open the file with your text editor and locate the eRecovery password. Look for a line that reads, “Password=password name”, “Hint=the password hint”. Write down the password and close the file.

Now you can access Acer eRecovery with the recovered password.