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How to unlock Acer laptop forgot password Windows 10

On Windows 10 Acer laptop, you can log into system with PIN code, Picture password, Fingerprint, Microsoft account, and Local account. However, if you forgot the password out of the logon screen, how to unlock the password on your Windows 10 Acer laptop?

The methods to unlock Windows 10 Acer laptop are different depending on the way you sign into system.

Option 1: Sign in Acer laptop with PIN code

If forgot PIN code to login your Windows 10 Acer laptop, go to logon screen, click on "Sign-in options", and then select the other sign-in options (Microsoft account, local account) to log into computer.

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After getting into computer, you can click on Start button, select Settings >> Accounts >> Sign-in options, click on the link "I forgot my PIN below PIN", and then follow the on-screen instructions to reset your forgotten PIN code.

For more detail, go and see If I Forgot My Windows 10 PIN Code What to Do?

If you also forgot Local account or Microsoft account password, go and see Option 3, or Option 4.

Option 2: Login Acer laptop with Picture password

If forgot Picture password to log into your Windows 10 Acer laptop, the way to unlock your Acer laptop are similar with the Option 1 when forgot PIN code.

Go to the logon screen, click on Sign-in options, and then select the other sign in methods, such as sign in with Microsoft account or Local account password.

picture sign in options

After getting into system, click on Start, select Settings >> Accounts >> Sign-in options, click on "Change" under Picture password to reset a new Picture password for your laptop, or click on "Remove" to remove the Picture password directly.

However, if you also forgot the local account or Microsoft account password, go to the Options 3 or 4 below.

Option 3: Login Acer laptop with Local account

If you forgot Windows 10 local account password out of your Acer laptop, try to login with the other sign-in option, such as PIN code or Picture password, and then open the Command Prompt to reset your password with the command: net user coco 123. ("coco" is the user name, replace of it with yours)

If can't login with other sign-in options too, unlock Acer laptop forgot password with a password reset disk.

If you have created the password reset disk from your Acer laptop, then you can use it to unlock your Acer laptop quickly and easily. Go to the logon screen, type in anyone incorrect password, and press Enter, and you will be prompted the password is incorrect. Click on OK, click on "Reset password", insert the password reset disk and follow the instructions on screen to unlock Windows 10 password.

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If you don't have a password reset disk, you can create one on another computer with a USB.

Go to an accessible computer, get the Windows Password tool and install it on the computer. Insert a USB, and follow the on-screen instructions to create a password recovery disk. And then set your Acer laptop boot from the USB password disk to unlock the Acer laptop without password.

Option 4: Sign in Acer laptop with Microsoft account

When you forgot the Microsoft account password to sign into Acer laptop, you can sign in with other options, like PIN code or Picture password. However, if you don't have other options to sign in, go to an accessible computer that is internet connected. If there is no other PC device beside you, try with the smart phone.

Go to the site: https://login.live.com/, enter your Microsoft account email and click on Next. Select "Forgot my password", and follow the instructions to recover your Microsoft account password.

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However, if you can't recover your Microsoft account password from the internet, try with the Windows Password Tuner tool which helps to recover local account and Microsoft account password efficiently.

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