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How to Reset Password on Acer Aspire Laptop without Disk

If you forgot password on Acer Aspire laptop and haven’t even made a password reset disk, just take it easy! There are multiple easy and effective ways on Acer Aspire password reset without disk. Just choose the right way that works for you.

2 easy ways to reset Acer Aspire laptop password without disk


Way 1: Reset Acer Aspire laptop password with built-in Administrator

No matter which version of Windows you installed on your computer, Windows creates one built-in administrator while system installation. This built-in administrator is hidden on the logon screen, and its default name is Administrator and password is blank, if you haven't ever changed them. The Administrator has the highest authority and can make any changes to your system including resetting password for anyone account.

Step 1: When you type a wrong password to log into your Acer Aspire laptop, you are prompted "The user name or password is incorrect". Click on the OK to close the prompt.

Password incorrect

Step 2: You are back to the logon screen. Click on the Switch User button.

Switch User

Step 3: Click on the Other User.

Other User

Step 4: Type Administrator in the User field and leave the password field blank. Then click on the arrow to log into the built-in Administrator. Then open the "Control Panel" and reset password for another account.

Logon as Administrator

Tips:

1. If you’re prompted the account has been disabled, it means you haven’t yet enabled built-in Administrator account on your Windows. As now you’ve forgotten password and can’t access to your laptop without password, this method won’t work for you to reset your Acer Aspire password.

Account disabled

2. The above shows password reset for Acer Aspire laptop with Windows 7 installed. If your laptop runs Windows 8, the steps will be similar.

Way 2: Reset Acer Aspire laptop password with the help of another PC

If forgot your password without password reset disk previously created on your Acer Aspire laptop but you have another available computer beside you, that’s good. Another computer can help you reset password on your Acer Aspire laptop.

Step 1: Create a bootable disk on another PC

Download and install Windows Password Refixer on another computer. Run this software and follow its simple guide to burn it into a USB drive or CD/DVD flash drive. You can get a bootable disk when prompted Burning Successful.

Create bootable disk

Step 2: Reset password on Acer Aspire laptop

1. Connect the bootable disk into your Acer Aspire laptop. Then start or restart it and set laptop to boot from USB or CD.

2. Once laptop boots up from the disk, select Widows running on your Acer Aspire laptop and the password forgotten account, then click on the Reset Password button.

Click on Reset Password button

3. Reset password to blank when prompted.

Reset password to blank

Step 3: Log onto Acer Aspire laptop without password

Once password is removed, click on the Reboot button and disconnect the bootable password reset disk. When your Acer Aspire laptop reboots, you can get into laptop without password.

Tips:

1. This way shows password reset for Acer Aspire laptop running Windows 8. If your laptop runs Windows 7 or other versions of Windows, this way also works.

2. If you even can’t find another available computer beside you, you have to use a Windows installation disk to reset password or directly reinstall system.