How to Reset/Unlock Acer Laptop Password on Windows 10/8/7

June.21, 2017 14:42. Posted by to Tutorials

Have you forgotten the password of your Acer laptop and want to learn how to reset it without taking it to workshop? Well, we do understand that this could be a very frustrating and intimidating moment but even taking your laptop to Acer service center won't help since they will simply re-install the operating system on your laptop that will delete all the important files from your computer hard disk. So, you can already realize how disastrous this could be if you have stored important files on your computer like official paper works, medical records, bank statements, etc.


But what if we can introduce two methods that can recover your Acer laptop password without losing any data at all? Sound pretty impractical, correct? Well, hard it may sound but it is true and in this brief guide, we will expose these tricks for you so that you can reset your Acer laptop password in no time.


Method 1: How to Reset Acer Laptop Password without Disk

Method 2: How to Unlock Acer Laptop with Password Reset Disk


Method 1: How to Reset Acer Laptop Password without Disk (Windows 10/8/7)

It might be a huge trouble if you forgot to make a password reset disk or not disable default admin account. The good news is that there is still a way out in such a case. We need the help pf third-party password recovery software. As far as I know, Windows Password Mate is currently the most effective tool to reset Acer laptop password without losing any data or without installing operating system on your computer. You can reset password from local or administrator accounts, no matter how complex the key combinations are used.


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Step 1: Install and Open Windows Password Mate

You have to find a new computer to make the disk for password reset. Then download and install Windows Password Mate on that computer.


Windows Password Mate start up

Step 2:Insert USB or CD/DVD to computer and Start Making Password Reset Disk

Insert the CD/DVD or USB flash drive to the computer and select the device name from the drop-down list. Click on "Burn USB" if you are using a USB flash drive. Or click on "Burn CD/DVD" if you are using a rewritable CD/DVD. Wait until the ISO image file is successfully burned on your selected device.


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Step 3: Boot from Password Reset Disk on Locked Computer

Insert the USB flash drive on your locked laptop and reboot it. If you didn't change anything, then you will be lead to login screen again. To boot from the disk, you should set the first boot device to USB or DVD accordingly. You can change boot order from BIOS settings or boot menu. On Acer Laptops, keep pressing "F2" to launch the boot menu options and select the USB flash drive name to boot from and press "Enter".


bios settings for boot priority


Step 4: Unlock Acer Laptop by Resetting Account Password

You will see UUkeys program being loaded into the man screen once startup. Now, select an operating system (e.g Windows 7). Choose the target locked username and click on "Reset Password" button. Now, eject the flash drive from your laptop and access your system normally without entering any password.


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Method 2: How to Unlock Acer Laptop with Password Reset Disk

This part will only work if you have a password reset disk stored in a USB flash drive before getting locked out. If you have the password reset disk with you then recovering your Acer laptop password is a piece of cake. Apply the following method to recover your laptop password:


Step 1: Insert the bootable password reset disk on your computer and reboot your computer.


Step 2: Wait until the welcome screen is loaded up and click on "Reset Password…" right underneath the password input field.


Step 3: Click "Next" on the following setup wizard and choose the USB flash drive name containing the password information of your computer and click "Next".


Step 4: Enter a new password for your computer and save the changes.


Step 5 : Once the process is done, simply click on "Finish" to confirm the password change and reboot your computer. You may now enter into your PC using the new password and have fun!


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The drawback of this method is that a password reset disk must be created before getting locked out. It won't work if you have updated your computer after creating the password reset disk. Plus, it doesn't work with latest Windows versions.



Windows Password Mate is a life savior and effective program to unlock Acer laptop. It has helped to reset password in over 200+ laptop brands without any failure rate. It is totally safe to use and make sure to use this program to reset only your personal computer or laptop. Using this software for any criminal activity will be punishable by law. Stay tuned for more!


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