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How to Reset Password on Acer Laptop with Windows 7 System

face Rob Parsons Updated on Apr 15, 2022 4:58 PM

I lost the password for my laptop - it's an Acer Aspire 5332 Windows 7 Starter. I have no disk to insert. How do I reset admin password without a USB flash drive or floppy disk.

Locking an Acer desktop is not a new concept. It's a basic security feature on pretty much all computers. However, unlocking an Acer laptop if forgotton the password may sound like just one more hassle.

Fortunately, it doesn't have to be that hard at all. The following methods work well on resetting Acer laptop password in Windows 7 in order to solve startup issue.

Option 1: Acer Laptop Windows 7 Installation Disk

A feasible way to reset a password on Acer Windows 7 laptop is by using the installation disk and executing several command lines.

No installation disk created previously? You can acquire it from Acer Store.

  • Pop in the installation disk to your locked Acer laptop, and the start the machine.
  • Press any key when prompted so the laptop boots from the disk you inserted.
  • Select your language settings, and click Next.
  • Click Repair Your Computer link on the lower-left of the Windows screen.
  • Click on Windows 7 in the Operating System column. Note the location of the system.
  • Click Command Prompt to open command prompt window.
  • Enter the commands and press Enter:
  • copy d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe d:\

    copy d:\windows\system32\cmd.exe d:\windows\system32\utilman.exe

  • When done, take out installation disk from Acer laptop.
  • Restart your laptop. While it's booting up, tap Shift keys five time to open command prompt dialog.
  • Run the command line for resetting Windows 7 password in Acer laptop, then press Enter:
  • net user myusername mypassword

  • Replace myusername with your Windows 7 account name that's locked, and mypassword with a new password you desired.
  • Close command prompt window, and restart the laptop.
  • On the welcome screen, enter new password to access Windows 7 Acer laptop.

Option 2: Windows 7 Password Reset Tool for Acer Laptops

Now onto the more automated option. This section is especially for those who don't have a password reset disk on hand for resetting a password of Windows 7 account on Acer laptop.

You can rely upon a trustworthy password resetting program to regain full access to Acer laptop for any documents, photos or whatever important files. Spower Windows Password Reset is currently one of the market leaders in Acer laptop password reset, working the entire Windows operating systems-Windows 10, 8.1, 8, 7, XP, Vista, etc.

The handy utility just takes a short time to reset lost or forgotten password in Acer laptop with Windows 7 for easily bypassing password protection. Just burn the program to a USB drive or CD/DVD, boot from it, and you're off. You won't need to fuss around with obscure settings.

Once you've downloaded the software and install it on an accessible computer, just run it and walk through the steps to reset password on Windows 7 Acer laptop easily and instantly, without loss.

Step 1: Burn password reset disk with USB or CD/DVD

Grab a blank CD/DVD disc or USB drive, then insert it to the computer.

Click CD/DVD button or USB device button, and then wait while the software creates password reset disk for resetting local password for Acer laptop.

Acer laptop Windows 7 reset password

Once done, it prompts you that the disk is burned successfully.

Step 2: Boot locked Acer laptop from reset disk in BIOS

Plug the disk you just created into the Acer laptop.

Now, power on the laptop, and continuously press F2 or Delete key to enter BIOS Setup, then navigate to Boot tab to change boot order. In this case, your password reset disk (USB or CD/DVD) should be the first boot device. Learn More:

On some Acer models, you can also use F12 function key to enter Boot Menu and arrange boot sequence.

Step 3: Start resetting password on Acer laptop with Windows 7

If all goes well, Acer laptop should restart. The program launched automatically after boot.

Now highlight the Windows 7 user account that you need to reset password for, and then hit the Reset button.

The password should be reset to blank within a few seconds. After that, click Reboot button and you're done!

Reset Windows 7 Password on Acer Laptop with Password Reset Disk

Option 3: Factory Reset an Acer Laptop

Factory reset can solve a number of Windows issues, including "forgot password and unable to log into Acer laptop". Acer laptop comes with Recovery Management feature that allows you reinstall Windows 7 system to remove the login password.

Now go through the boring process of system restore, after which you can access to Acer laptop again:

  • Restart Acer laptop from the login screen if it's on.
  • While it's booting up, immediately and repeatedly press Alt + F10.
  • If Windows boot screen appears, press Enter.
  • Acer eRecovery Management should be loaded, click Restore and move on.
  • Select Restore Operating System and Retain User Data option from the three presented restore types.
  • Click Next to begin the restore process. This will take anywhere from 10 minutes to 1 hour to reset the password of the laptop.
  • When it's done, you can set up a new password for Windows 7 system on Acer laptop.

Now You Know How to Reset Acer Laptop Password on Windows 7 System

You've got several options for resetting admin password on Windows 7 Acer notebook. Whether you totally forgot Windows 7 password for Acer laptop or just wonder if you can reset the password without a USB drive, one of these methods will have you on your way relatively quickly.

Don't forget to go through the vital steps after you regain access to Acer laptop—manually make a password reset disk in case you have the password issue the next time.

 

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