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Acer notebook locked forgot admin password

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August 11, 2012 3:52:01 AM

Buy a new hard drive, install it in the notebook and install windows fresh on it.
August 11, 2012 4:05:39 AM

If it's just the admin password for Windows that is locked, no need to get a new hard drive. Just reinstall Windows.

Your laptop has an OEM copy of Windows, so you would need the reinstall disks that came with your computer for this. If you don't have it call Acer. They should be able to sell you a set for cheap.

After setting up Windows again, make sure to make a password reset disk.
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August 11, 2012 4:13:58 AM

Even easier, download falcon 4.5 boot disk(if you have access to another computer) there are several ways to change the password, boot to mini xp and use the password changing utility there, or from the boot screen just use kon-boot and you will get right in, add another user account that is admin and log in on that one to erase your password on the other account. I work at a rental company and that is about the best utility I have found for taking care of this problem.
August 16, 2012 2:48:39 AM

It seems you have not created a password reset disk while setting a password for the account. A better way to access your computer again is using password reset tool, not re-install. Ophcrack is said to be a most used free password recovery software that can solve your problem if your password length is not longer than 14 chars.
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