Question about Acer Aspire 3680 Laptop
To reset a forgotten Windows password on Acer ASpire, there are several free methods:
1. With another admin account.
2. With Windows password reset disk.
3. From Safe Mode.
More dtails you can found on other sites, it is easy to find.
Anothe tip: Recover Windows password with Windows Password Recovery Tool.
1. Install this program on another computer and create a password recovery disk with USB
2. Insert the disk to your laptop and set your laptop to boot from it.
3. All user accounts will be loaded, then you can reset any user password.
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Posted on Mar 27, 2013
Does the password come up instantly when the power is turned on or does the laptop load windows and then ask for your password?
If it loads windows, press F8 repeatedly while the computer is starting up, before the windows logo comes. Select safe mode from the list.
When the safemode loads, you will be presented with a Administrator user account, (XP and older) click on the administrator to sign in, if you haven't set a password to it you will be able to sign in and remove or change the forgotten password on your user account - start - control panel - user accounts.
If you have a password prompt that comes up instantly when the power is pressed on, there are few possible ways to get rid of it, The best being contacting your dealer or acer directly for the service.
If you are outside of warranty and you are willing to open up the machine, disconnect the bios battery for 20 minutes and place it back in, try starting up, some laptops may have a small switch to remove the password but it is very rare.
Because we can not never confirm that you are the owner of this laptop I will not give you further instructions, theres noting you can do to proof that your the owner of the laptop so please take it to acer or a local professional to get it removed.
Posted on Sep 11, 2009
Way 1. Use another Windows administrator account
Step 1: Sign in Windows via another administrator account.
Step 2: Type "user accounts" in the search box and select User Accounts in the search results.
Step 3: User Accounts windows will open, with All Windows user accounts displayed.
Step 4: Select the user account that you want to reset password of.
Step 5: Type a new password twice, a password hint once, and then click Change password button.
Way 2. Use Reset Windows Password Utility
Reset Windows password utilities are regarded as the most widely-used and efficient way to bypass lost Windows password, and Windows Password Key Professional is a good example. With this program, you can easily bypass Windows password in 5 minutes.
Step 1: Download and install Windows Password Key Professional in any PC that you can run as admin.
Step 2: Create a boot Windows password reset CD/DVD or USB drive in seconds.
Step 3: Boot the target Windows PC from the burned boot password reset disk.
Step 4: Reset the forgotten Windows user password within 3 clicks.
Step 5: Sign in Windows without password on its logon screen.
For more: http://www.lostwindowspassword.com/windows-password-recovery.htm
Posted on Mar 27, 2013
Depending on the laptop, you can sometimes just remove the cmos battery, and it will clear that password. The battery might be accessable by removing one of the cover panels on the bottom of the laptop. You need to unplug the power, remove the battery, and then open the panels and see if you see a small battery, or set of batteries plugged in. If so unplug them, let the computer sit for several minutes unplugged, and then put it back together.
Some laptops have the password stored on a special chip that doesnt lose the info by reseting the bios as described above. If this is the case you dont have much of a chance of getting around it.
Posted on Sep 12, 2009
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