You set passwords when you want to prevent unauthorized persons from accessing your PC devices. But what if you forget the login password? It happened to me last month when I forgot the password on my Acer laptop. When I searched for how to open a locked Acer laptop, I was able to find lots of ways for opening a locked Acer laptop Windows 7. So, if you’re also facing the same issue, this guide is for you because here, you’ll find all the methods that I have tried, and you can open your laptop without losing data.
Part 1: Open Locked Acer Laptop with Free Tool
As mentioned earlier, there are many ways to unlock your Acer laptop. Luckily, you’ll be able to find most of them here. So, keep reading this article till the end. First of all, we’ll discuss some free tools that can help you unlock Acer laptop Windows 7.
It’s a free tool that is used to recover Acer's laptop password in a few minutes. Follow the below-given steps and recover the password.
- First of all, you’ll have to download the Ophcrack LiveCD ISO file. Ensure that you download the appropriate version.
- In the next step, burn this file to CD/DVD or USB drive.
- Now insert your removable device that contains the Ophcrack LiveCD ISO file into your locked Acer laptop.
- Boot your laptop from the removable device.
When the menu appears on the screen, you just need to press Enter. Ensure that you choose the first option and don’t do anything else because everything will be done automatically. It means when booting starts from a bootable disk, you don’t have to do anything.
The file will run quickly, and it might create panic, but you need to stay patient and have nothing to do here. As you can see in the following image.
You’ll get the hard drive partition information like the following image:
In this step, Ophcrack will recover all the passwords for user accounts on your PC drive. After clicking on the User Account, you’ll get a password in the NT PWD column. In case this free tool doesn’t find any user account, you’ll have to try another method that we’ll discuss later. But when you get your user account and password, note it down, and now you can move to the last step.
In the last step, remove the Ophcrack LiveCD disk and restart your Acer laptop by pressing the power button. Remember, this free tool will only work if your Acer laptop has Windows 7/Vista/XP. You can’t recover a password if your laptop has Windows 10.
Part 2: Reset Acer Laptop Password on Windows 7 with Password Reset Disk
Reset Password with Pre-Created Password Reset Disk
This method will work if you have already created a password reset disk from your Acer laptop. But if you haven’t created it, you can create a password reset disk by using the following steps:
When you enter the wrong details, you’ll see the following error.
Click on the reset password option given below.
When you click on reset password and enter your password, you’ll see Password Reset Wizard. Here, you only need to click on Next to continue.
While creating the reset disk, you must have used a disk. Here you need to select that disk and move to the next step.
Here you’ll enter the new password, and you’ll have to confirm that password.
In the next window, click on the finish button to close the wizard.
- Finally, you can use a newly created password on the login screen to unlock your Acer laptop.
If you don’t have a password reset disk at hand, you can try PassFab 4Winkey. We’ll discuss the complete process in the following section.
I have good news for you. You can follow all the steps mentioned above and Unlock Acer Laptop Windows 8 as well.
No Reset Disk? Try PassFab 4Winkey
If you don’t have a reset disk option for unlocking your Acer laptop, you can try this one. It’s a valuable tool for recovering passwords within a few minutes without losing data.
Get accessible PC and download, install, and launch PassFab 4WinKey in it. You’ll see the following interface.
Here, you’ll download the iOS file by clicking on the Start button that is mandatory for making the bootable disk.
Choose the boot media. Here we’ll choose a USB drive, but you can also choose CD/DVD drive. After that, click on the next button to proceed. It will take a few seconds to burn a Bootable disk on a USB/CD/DVD drive, so be patient.
- Restart the locked PC, press the Boot Key, and set your device on 1st priority. Press F10 to save settings. Your PC will restart again.
Choose the Windows system:
after choosing Windows you will need to select the option "Reset account password" to reset your password.
Luckily, there are unlimited ways available that can help to unlock Acer Windows laptop 7 for free within a few minutes. More importantly, there is no chance of data loss by trying the ways mentioned above. Finally, you can use these tools for password recovery without causing any harm to your system. So, use any of the ways mentioned above and crack the password for Acer Windows 7.