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How to Reset Windows 8 Password on Acer Computer

It can be rather frustrating that you're locked from your Acer computer with Windows 8/ 8.1 after hundreds and hundreds of password attempts in log-on screen. Fortunately, now you don't have worry about it because there are a few methods, without reinstalling the operating system that will lose you data saved at hard drive, can be used to reset or recover your forgotten Windows 8 password on Acer laptop & desktop.

Solutions vary depending on the situation. If you're using a Microsoft account, also known as Windows Live ID, you only need to go to Microsoft online page, follow the on-screen wizard, verify the ownership of the account, and Microsoft will send you a password reset link to your alternate email address.

If you're using a local account to log on to system, resetting a lost password of Windows 8/ 8.1 on Acer is super easy when you have a password reset disk in hand, even if you have changed the password times, the disk will help you reset the password in minutes. Also, a regular user account with administrator privileges on your Acer PC allows you to log onto the Windows and go to Control panel the change the lost password. But I don't think both of solutions work for you, otherwise you wouldn't be sitting here reading this article.

3rd Party Windows 8 Password Cracker for Acer Computer

Luckily, you can select from a lot of 3rd party apps to bypass/ recover/ reset the unavailable account on Windows 8 Acer computer when you lost the login password. The application we will use today is Spowersoft Windows Password Reset. It is a lightweight and simple tool with user-friendly interface. It allows you to reset any local account password on Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8,8.1, 10, as well as domain password on Windows Server 2012, 2008, 2003, 2000 in a fast way. One of the highlights for this tool is that it gives ability to add a new account with admin rights, and delete an existing user account from the machine.

Compare three editions of the program to select a right one to reset the password.

Just one note that it doesn't matter at all if your PC is running a Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, or on a Windows Server 2012, Server 2008, Server 2003 - any instructions for resetting the forgotten password will be the same.

Step 1: Use the program on a second computer and create a password reset disk

As your problematic Acer machine is locked, please download the program and install on a second PC, run it.

Insert a CD & DVD, or USB flash drive in your PC machine, click the "CD/DVD" or "USB device" at the main interface of the program, and then click the "Start burning" in the next screen to begin creating a Windows 8 password reset disk for Acer computer.

After your password reset disk is created, remove the disk out of the machine.

Now we should ensure that the problematic Acer computer will boot from the password reset disk instead of the Windows installation. If not, you'll have to change the boot order in the BIOS on the motherboard.

Step 2: Set Boot order in BIOS to make the password reset disk as 1st boot device

1) If you're on a PC with preinstalled Windows 8/ 8.1 operating system – it should use UEFI system, which designed to replace legacy BIOS. In that case, you'll need to enter the UEFI firmware and disable Secure Boot option, then follow the traditional way to set legacy BIOS to boot from CD/ DVD or USB drive.

Acer also has more detailed instructions on Accessing the UEFI (BIOS) setup on a Windows 8 / 8.1 system.

2) However, If you've installed Windows 8/ 8.1 on an existing computer (e.g. upgrade from Win 7 to Win 8) that uses the legacy BIOS, you can simply follow the article about how to set legacy BIOS to boot from CD/DVD or USB drive.

Step 3: Reset admin & user password on Windows 8 on Acer

After booting the computer from the disk you just made, the program's resetting screen will come up.

In this example screen, you can see that it has found one installation of Windows - Windows 8 Pro. If your Acer machine has more than one Windows installations, you'll need to select the proper one.

Now, select the administrator or user account that you want to reset the password to, press "Reset" button and you're off.

The tool will reset the account you select to empty password, meaning that you can log onto the Windows 8 without a password after the computer restarts.

That's it! You've just completed the entire Windows 8 password reset process on an Acer computer.

When everything is OK, head over to the bottom of the screen and hit "Reboot" to let your computer restarts. Remember to pull the disk out of the computer (important!).

After your computer restarts from the Windows 8/ 8.1 normally, you will be able to log in to Windows 8/ 8.1 without entering a password. If you are the only user on the machine, Windows 7 will skip the log-on screen and boot all the way directly to the desktop.

Welcome back to your Acer computer!


Additional tips

Aside from bypassing the password on Acer computer with Windows 8/ 8.1, the tool's Special edition also enables you to delete an account by press the "Delete User" button, or create a new user account with admin-level rights via "Add User" button.


List of Acer Laptops & Desktops Supported

Laptops & notebooks & Ultrabooks & 2-in-1 PCs: Aspire R7-572-5893, Aspire R 11 (R3-131T-C1UF, R3-131T-C3GG, R3-131T-C0B1, R3-131T-P3BM), Aspire R 13 (R7-371T-50ZE, R7-371T-5009, R7-371T-78XG, R7-372T-50PJ), Aspire R 14 (R5-471T-52EE, R3-471T-35F3, R3-471T-7755, R3-471T-5039), Aspire R 15, Aspire V Nitro (VN7-792G-78V1, VN7-572G-53E7, VN7-572G-7178 , VN7-592G-71ZL), Aspire S3, Aspire S7 (S7-391-9427, S7-393-7451, S7-393-7616), Aspire S 13 (S5-371-52JR, S5-371T-58CC, S5-371T-537V, S5-371T-76UX), Aspire Switch 10 (SW5-012-192E, SW5-012-14HK, SW5-012P-11L5, SW5-012P-19KD), Switch Alpha 12 (SA5-271-594J, SA5-271-71NX, SA5-271-3475, SA5-271-55Q6), Aspire Switch 10 E (SW3-013-1566, SW3-013-10P7, SW3-013-127H, SW3-013-19AZ), Aspire Switch 11 (SW5-171-88JV, SW5-171P-82B3, SW5-111-18DY, SW5-171-33QB), Aspire Switch 11 V (SW5-173-632W, SW5-173P-61RD, SW5-173-63DW), Aspire Switch 12 (SW5-271-64V2), Aspire V5, Aspire V (V3-572PG-546C, 3-572PG-7915, V3-572-75D2), Aspire V 13 (V3-372T-75VV, V3-372T-77US, V3-372T-5051), Aspire V 15 (V3-575-50TD, V3-575G-57CN, V3-575T-71U5, V5-591G-50MJ), Aspire F (F5-571T-783Z, F5-573-505W, F5-571T-58AL, F5-571-50PF), Aspire E (E5-772-59WG, E5-573-52US, E5-573-395Q, E5-575G-53VG), Aspire E1 (E1-532-2635, E1-731-4699, E1-532-4629, E1-572-6484), Aspire E 11 (E3-111-C0QT), Aspire ES (ES1-521-266Z, ES1-571-P1MG, ES1-571-C4E2, ES1-571-C7N9), TravelMate P2 (TMP256-M-51Q1, TMP246-M-52X2, TMP245-MP-3446, TMP255-MP-6686), TravelMate P4 (TMP455-M-7462, TMP455-M-5406, TMP446-M-72N5, TMP446-M-77QP), TravelMate P6 (TMP645-SG-79QV, TMP645-MG-5409, TMP645-S-753L, TMP645-M-3862), TravelMate B (TMB115-M-C99B, TMB117-M-C37N, TMB115-MP-C6HB, TMB117-M-C578), etc.

Desktops & All-in-ones & Tablets: Aspire TC (ATC-705-UR53, ATC-105-UR22, ATC-605-UR18, ATC-710-UR57), Aspire XC (AXC-603-UR2A, AXC-704-UR51, AX3-710-UR54, AX3-710-UR52​), Aspire T3 (AT3-710-UR61, AT3-710-UR56), Aspire U5 (AU5-620-UR51, AU5-620-UR53), Aspire ZC (AZC-700G-UW61), Aspire Z3 (AZ3-710-UR55, AZ3-710-UR54, AZ3-710-UR52, AZ3-715-UR61), Aspire Z1 (AZ1-622-UR53, AZ1-622-UR54, AZ1-623-UR53, AZ1-611-UR51), Aspire Z3 Portable (AZ3-700-UR52), Revo One (RL85-UR51, RL85-UR44, RL85-UR42, RL85-UR52), Revo Build (M2-601-UR61, M1-601-UR52, M1-601-UR51), Veriton 2 (VM2632G-G3250X, VM2632G-i34160X, VM2630G-G3240X, VM2631-i54440X), Veriton 4 (VL4630G-i34150X, VM4630G-i54570X, VL4630G-i54590X, VN4620G-i5333X), Veriton Z (VZ4810G-i3435TX, VZ4820G-I5650Z, VZ4820G-I5650Z), Conia Tab 8 W (W1-810-14ZE), etc.

List of computer brands Supported

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