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I forgot my Netbook password. How can I unlock it?

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I locked my Netbook and forgot my password  . What can I do to unlock it?

Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Computer
Expert:  online_help33 replied 7 years ago.

What is the make and model of your Netbook?

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

Acer aspire one series

Expert:  online_help33 replied 7 years ago.

Are you able to log into any other accounts or is this the only account on the netbook.

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
No
Expert:  online_help33 replied 7 years ago.

Press F8 on boot and select the Safe mode, this will enable the Administrator account on the log on screen, of course for safe mode.

Turn the pc off and turn it back on and continuously hit the f8 key until you get to the advanced boot options menu and select safe mode

Select administrator it may or may not be password enabled. let me know if you can log in

Once logged in go to start

Select Control Panel

Go to User accounts

Select your user account and click remove password

Let me know if this helps

Customer: replied 7 years ago.

It is still stuck on the pw page

Expert:  online_help33 replied 7 years ago.

The password is blank, just hit enter

Customer: replied 7 years ago.
It did not worrk
Expert:  online_help33 replied 7 years ago.

Ok it seems the administrator password was changed. are only option is to boot into the recovery partition and restore the computer to its factory defaults which will wipe your computer to the way it was when you bought it. IS there any data on it that you need?

To enter the recovery partition. power down your laptop and restart it and immediately after restarting it hit the ALT F10 keys continuously until you boot into the recovery partition. from here you can restore the Netbook.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.

After I hit enter, what to do next?

Expert:  online_help33 replied 7 years ago.
Where did you hit enter are you in the acer recovery partition.