How to Reset Acer Laptop Without Password [4 Ways]

Knowing how to reset Acer laptop without password will be helpful if you forgot your password and want to recover your laptop. In this post, you will learn four ways to reset Acer laptop without a password.

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Updated on Mar 15, 2024

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Key Takeaways:

  • 📌Reset the Acer laptop to factory defaults without a password if you have forgotten the password in multiple ways.
  • 📌Press the Alt + F10 while restarting the Acer laptop to invoke the Advanced Recovery option. Follow the on-screen instructions and choose to delete everything to reset the laptop without any password.
  • 📌Make an installation or repair disc and connect it to the laptop to reset the laptop to factory defaults.
  • 📌As a reset will erase all the data on your laptop, use a professional data backup tool, EaseUS Todo Backup, to protect your data before going for a reset.

Is It Possible to Reset Acer Laptop Without a Password

Yes, you can reset your Acer laptop without a password. If you have forgotten your password, want to sell the laptop, or are facing some major issues with your laptop, you may want to reset the laptop. Now that you know that we can reset the laptop, let us know how to reset the Acer laptop without a password. 

📚Tips for Factory Resetting an Acer Laptop

As one should know, a factory reset will erase all the Acer laptop's data and restore the settings to factory resets. If you have important data, save it and restore it. The best way to avoid data loss while resetting a computer is to back up the important files and restore them in a safe environment. To back up your data, you need reliable data backup software to create and secure it safely.

EaseUS Todo Backup Free is a data backup software with cloud support to encrypt and safeguard your data. With advanced backup methods and algorithms, you can make a copy of your data on the Acer laptop with just a few clicks. You can make a clone, create a system image, or make a bootable drive/CD/DVD to protect your data. Whether a file, folder, hard drive/disk or even the entire system, backing up and restoration is easy.

In addition to the cloud support to store the backup, EaseUS offers password-protected backups to encrypt your data. Download the tool now, and back up important data on your Acer laptop to avoid data loss.

4 Ways to Reset Acer Laptop Without Password

We will go through four ways to reset Acer laptop without a password, and here is a quick navigation:

Way 1. Reset Acer Laptop Without Password with "Alt + F10" Keys

Typically, all laptop manufacturers provide restore keys to get into the recovery mode when the laptop gets into trouble. For Acer, to restore the system to factory defaults, the keys are Alt and F10. This method works even if you do not remember the password. But this works only for Windows 10/8.1/8.

Step 1. Shut Down your Acer laptop. Restart the laptop, and quickly press the Alt and F10 keys while the Acer logo appears.

Press Alt + 10 on the Acer laptop

Step 2. Wait until a Choose an Option screen appears, and click on Troubleshoot from the options.

Select Troubleshoot

Step 3. Under Troubleshoot, you can see a Reset this PC  or Reset your PC option. Select it.

Click Reset this PC

Step 4. You have two options: "Keep my files" and "Remove Everything." You have to choose Remove Everything if you do not remember your password.

Choose to remove everything on the drive

Step 5. After choosing the option, you can click on Reset option to start the factory reset an Acer laptop. Now, wait for the laptop to complete the reset process, and set up the laptop following the on-screen instructions.

✏️Tip: If you do not have a password for your user account, press the Restart button while holding the shift button to get into the troubleshooting screen and set the password.

Way 2. Reset Acer laptop Without Password via Installation/Repair Disc

If you have a Windows installation or repair disc, you can restore your Acer laptop using them. This works even without the password, as you are using another disc with installation setup or recovery Windows to get the system to factory defaults. If you do not have an installation or repair disc, you can visit the Microsoft website to download the ISO file and create an installation or repair disk with USB or CD. 

Step 1. Connect the setup/repair disc to your Acer laptop. Change the boot order, and boot your laptop with the setup/repair disk.

Step 2. A Windows Setup screen appears, select Next on the installation screen to continue.

Windows Setup opens after connecting the setup/repair disk

Step 3. You can find the Repair your computer on the bottom of your screen. Click on it.

Click on Repair your computer

Step 4. Now, you can click on Troubleshoot > Reset this PC on the following screens.

Step 5. In the next window, you will have two options to choose from: "Keep my files" and "Remove Everything." Select Remove Everything to reset the Acer laptop without a password.

Step 6. Select the target operating system, and select what all drive you want to clear if your laptop has more than one drive.

Step 7. Once you choose how many drives you want to reset, you will have two options: "Just remove my files" and "Fully clean the drive."

You can select to remove your files if you are keeping your PC and clean the drive if you are selling or recycling.

Step 8. Once you have chosen, click Reset to initiate the process. After it's done, the PC will restart itself.

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Way 3. Reset Acer Laptop Without Password from ERecovery Management

Acer ERecovery Management is like recovery mode for the old Windows versions of 7 and Vista. If your Windows cannot start normally, it will automatically boot into the Recovery Management. If it is not opening the recovery management, you can manually use the Alt + F10 keys to invoke the recovery management.

Step 1. Power off the Acer laptop and restart it.

Step 2. Now, while restarting, press Alt + F10 when the Acer logo appears.

Step 3. Click Restore.

Step 4. The OS shows us three options to choose from to set your Acer laptop to factory settings:

  • Completely Restore System to Factory Defaults.
  • Restore Operating System and Retain User Data.
  • Reinstall Drivers or Applications.

Step 5. Select the first option to reset Acer laptop without turning it on, as completely restoring the laptop does not require a password.

Way 4. Factory Reset Acer Laptop Without Password from Logging In

The above three methods work for most of the laptops. But, if your Alt + F10 keys do not work, the only option you would be left with is to bypass the password and unlock the computer. In this method, we will use a password refixer to remove the password and reset the laptop.

Step 1. Windows Password Refixer is a password remover by iSumsoft, that is capable of bypassing the system settings to unlock the laptop.

Step 2. Download the Windows Password Refixer on another PC, and follow the on-screen instructions to create a password reset disk on it. 

Step 3. Connect the reset disk to the laptop, and boot the Acer laptop from the disk. 

Step 4. Once the password is removed and the laptop boots from the password reset disk. Now, you can see a screen just like the picture below. Select the user, and click the Reset Password to reset the password for your laptop. Once it's done, remove the disk, and log into your Windows 10 laptop.

Reset the laptop password with iSumsoft Windows Password Refixer

Step 5. To secure your data, make a backup of them with a professional data backup tool like EaseUS Todo Backup Free. 

Step 6. Navigate to Settings > Update & Security > Recovery, and click Get Started below Reset this PC.

Click on Get Started

Step 7. Select one from "Keep My Files" or "Remove Everything."

Select Remove Everything

Step 8. Now, select the option in the next few windows based on your requirements, and press Reset on the "Ready to reset this PC" window once you are ready.

Click Reset to start the process

Step 9. Now, wait for the Windows to complete the factory reset and start again.

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If you want to reset the Acer laptop without a password, you can do it in multiple ways. The post explains how to reset Acer's laptop without a password in four different ways. While a reset is beneficial, it will erase all the data on your laptop, so make sure to back up your data with a professional data backup software like EaseUS Todo Backup Free

FAQs Related to Reset Acer Laptop Without Password

1. Can you wipe a laptop without admin password?

Yes, you can wipe a laptop without an admin password. The Advanced Recovery option allows you to reset the laptop without the password, but it will erase all the files on the PC and restore them to factory defaults.

2. How do I bypass a password on my laptop Windows 10?

To bypass the password on a Windows 10 laptop:

1. Open Run dialog box, and neter netpl.wiz

2. Uncheck the "Users must enter a username and password to use this computer" box. 

3. How to reset Acer laptop without turning it on?

You can reset Acer laptop without turning it on with an installation or repair disc. Create a new Windows installation disc, connect it, and follow the instructions to reset the laptop.

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