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I have acer aspire one and forgot my password. How do I reset

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I have acer aspire one and forgot my password. How do I reset it?
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Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Laptop
Expert:  Jeremy replied 2 years ago.

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Hi my name is Jeremy, I would like to assist you with your question. I am an expert here on JustAnswer.com in the computer field.

How are you doing today?

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There is a couple of different option you can do:

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First the Acer one does not have a CD drive

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So you will need to use a flash drive to remove the password

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Also you will need two programs

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1st) Konboot.

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Download this file http://tinyurl.com/jeremykonboot

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If it asks to run or save choose Run

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Press Extract all files

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Choose a folder to extract the file to.

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Next place a flash drive in the computer

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Next download this file http://tinyurl.com/jeremyunet

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If it asks to run or save choose Run

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It will open a program up

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Check the Disk Image box

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Press the 3 dots ...

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Choose the konboot.iso file we extracted earlier

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Under Drive letter select the flash drive from the list

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press ok

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Place the flash drive in the Acer

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Turn it on and rapidly press f12

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Select the USB flash drive from the list with your arrow keys and push enter

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This program will bypass the windows password

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Once you are in windows click Start, Control Panel

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Choose User Accounts

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Click the account and remove the password

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You can also restore the Acer back to how it came out of the box if this does not work

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To do this

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Turn the Acer off

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Turn the acer on and rapidly press ALT and F10 together

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It may take a few attempts

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This will recover the computer to factory defaults without a windows password

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However you will lose all data

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If this solves your problem please press the ACCEPT Button and leave POSITIVE feedback.

If it does not solve the problem or you have further questions DO NOT yet press accept please reply to me and I will be here to assist you.

My name is Jeremy again, Thanks for choosing JustAnswer.com!

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