Reset Password of windows 7 on VAIO Laptop
Imagine this: you power on your Acer Windows 7 computer (laptop or desktop), type the account password at the login screen, get ready to log onto the Windows, and...only get a "the username or password is incorrect" error message. You're locked from the computer.
It can be rather frustrating to receive such kind of message. In theory, if you have another Admin user account, or have a Windows 7 password reset disk you created previously in Acer PC or laptop, you can regain access to your locked computer. However, I don't think these approaches would help you at the moment, would they?
Don't worry, you don't have to perform a system recovery to original factory conditions which erases everything on your computer. Today, we'll introduce a program called Spower Windows Password Reset to help you reset a forgotten Windows 7 password on your Acer laptop & desktop. With a little time, and some tweaks, you'll be able to get back to your machine again.
It's a tool with a simple design that makes it easy to reset a Windows 7 password on an Acer computer where you forgot the password. It also works nicely on other Windows systems like Windows XP, Vista, 8, 8.1 with update and the latest 10. One of extra bonus of the tool is it can even add a new account with administrator rights. See comparison of 3 versions of the program.
Step 1: Make a password reset disk for Windows 7 system
Once the software opens, you'll see this screen below:
Put a blank CD/ DVD or USB drive onto the computer, and then press CD/DVD or USB device button at the bottom of the screen to begin creating a Windows 7 password reset disk.
Once done, unplug the USB drive or remove the CD/DVD from the computer.
Now, you will have to ensure that your locked Acer computer will boot from the USB device or CD/DVD disc you just created, rather than the Windows by default. If you have not already done so, make sure to configure the boot priorities in the BIOS.
Step 2: Adjust boot priority in your Acer BIOS to boot from the disk
Make sure you set 1st boot device to CDROM or USB drive you use in Step 1. We also have universal instructions on boot order configuration.
Step 3: Reset Windows 7 admin user account password on your Acer computer
After your Acer laptop & desktop boot from the disk you configure in step 2, the software screen pops up, like the screenshot below. In our example, you can see there are 4 user accounts, including admin account, listed in the box.
Now the software needs to know exactly what you want to do. Choose the Windows 7 system in the first box (if you more than one OS installed), highlight the account that you want to reset the forgotten password, and press Reset button at the bottom.
The software will start resetting Reset the password of a user account in Windows 7 on Acer computer. Wait a while your password will reset to blank (no password).
When you are done click Reboot button, then remove the disk from the computer (important!), wait for your computer to restart.
That's it! You should now be able to access the account in Windows 7 again without a password! Once you are back into your Acer laptop & desktop, remember to set up a new password in Start > Control Panel > User Account so that your PC will be protected from unauthorized access.
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.