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ASPIRE 5732z Acer - password

I got a new laptop, ASPIRE 5732z Acer , from Costco, a couple of weeks ago. It is Window7. Give it to my sister and she forgot her password. I did not even create a password reset disk. Would this site help like, http://www.resetwindowspassword.com/download.htm? 
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dbruntonCommented:
Try this one first.  It is free.

http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/

Does XP and Vista so might handle Windows 7
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VBdotnet2005Author Commented:
I put the CD in, it won't boot from the disc.  How can I boot from CD in Windows 7?
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dbruntonCommented:
Change your BIOS to boot from the CD.

Or if you did that you may have burnt your CD wrongly.  Did you burn it as an ISO image rather than a file to the CD?
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VBdotnet2005Author Commented:
"Change your BIOS to boot from the CD."  How in Windows 7?
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essam_142Commented:
Booting is somthing to do with the hardware vindor; usualy you need to press F2 or F10 to get the Boot menue then select the Boot media
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VBdotnet2005Author Commented:
F2  then it asked for password.
F10

Edit Boot Options

Edit Windows boot options for : Windows 7
path:\ \windows\system32\winload.exe

partition :3
hard disk c2f3765
[/noexecute=option

What do I need to do?
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dbruntonCommented:
Try the ESC or DEL key on startup and see if you can find boot order in the BIOS that way.
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heat_z0neCommented:
user F12 or F11
keep eye on screen when you boot it will show you on right upper corner for Boot option

BOB
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VBdotnet2005Author Commented:
I think F2 is to in Bios...but it asked a password.
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heat_z0neCommented:
not for BIOS for BOOT MENU  use F11 is common or F12
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VBdotnet2005Author Commented:
F11 & F12  - does not do anything

F10 - it displayed this below

Edit Boot Options

Edit Windows boot options for : Windows 7
path:\ \windows\system32\winload.exe

partition :3
hard disk c2f3765
[/noexecute=option

What do I need to do?
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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
I think it's F2 for bios on Acer Aspires. The messages you're seeing above mean the boot process has gone too far - the bios doesn't know or care about windows. What options are presented straight after F2?
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Danny ChildIT ManagerCommented:
Here's the manual, and here's how to change the boot sequence:

http://www.acer.co.uk/
and go to Driver Download, browse for your model, and then the Documents tab

http://www.acer.co.uk/acer/service.do?LanguageISOCtxParam=en&miu10einu24.current.attN2B2F2EEF=3734&sp=page15e&ctx2.c2att1=17&miu10ekcond13.attN2B2F2EEF=3734&CountryISOCtxParam=UK&ctx1g.c2att92=122&ctx1.att21k=1&CRC=2980211862

During startup when the Acer logo shows, press the F2 key to enter BIOS
Setup, where you can set system parameters.
3 Use the left and right arrow keys to select the Boot submenu.
4 Use the up and down arrow keys to select the IDE CD device.
5 Use the F6 key to move the IDE CD device to the highest boot priority, or
use the F5 key to move other devices to a lower boot priority. Ensure that
the IDE CD device is the highest priority.
6 Press the ESC key to enter the Exit submenu, press the ENTER key to Exit
Saving Changes. Press the ENTER key again to select Yes. The system will
reboot.
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senadCommented:
Here :
http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm

but you can try and log on with the Administrator account too.
Most people leave this accounts password blank during setup
and only setup their own.
For XP Professional, press CTRL + ALT + DEL twice at the Welcome Screen and
 input your Administrator password in the classic logon window that appears.
If it's empty (password ) then you can log in easily
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senadCommented:
Here is a very nice and simply explained tutorial
http://www.raymond.cc/blog/archives/2006/10/22/reset-or-change-administrator-password-on-windows-xp/

this exploits a security hole and works !
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pndo1Commented:
you can also use software called passkey, I think.
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VBdotnet2005Author Commented:
"passkey" ? Can you send me the link?
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VBdotnet2005Author Commented:
F2 - in Windows7 might be different.
When I pressed it, it asked me "please enter current password" It looks like a DOS or Unix program.
It is definitely not a Windows program.
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senadCommented:
F2 is to enter BIOS ....nothing to do with W7 (DanCh99).
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senadCommented:
Did you try and log as Administrator like I suggested ?
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senadCommented:
??? - what do you want me to do with driver download page ?
I am lost ....
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senadCommented:
about windows 7 password reset link you suggested in your post...
I am a little skeptical....
What does it do in TRIAL version ? Nothing !
or to be more exact : The demo version lists all the user names, but doesn't remove the passwords.
Basically you can flush it down the toilette ....
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senadCommented:
Also,I apologize....did not read well the question and assumed this was an XP machine
we were talking about (since it was in XP forum).

There is no known password recovery option that works well under W7.
All those tools are more or less for XP.
I have not seen a single tool that will unlock W7.
If someone knows of one then be my guest to post here.
There was some talk of just resetting the administrator password to blank
but that is just crap.W7 have no Administrator account.

So until someone posts a solution that actually works (meaning : tried in person)
your only option is to reinstall the OS.

If I find a solution I will let you know ....
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VBdotnet2005Author Commented:
senad,
link below point to a manual doc in pdf. I downloaded the file. In order to get in BIOS, you need a password...which I don't have. I might have to call the dealer or an authorized service center for assistance...If I can find the phone, they might send me some disk to restore it...since the laptop does not come with the pc.
http://www.acer.co.uk/acer/service.do?LanguageISOCtxParam=en&miu10einu24.current.attN2B2F2EEF=3734&sp=page15e&ctx2.c2att1=17&miu10ekcond13.attN2B2F2EEF=3734&CountryISOCtxParam=UK&ctx1g.c2att92=122&ctx1.att21k=1&CRC=2980211862
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VBdotnet2005Author Commented:
I called Acer tech support, since it is still a brand new laptop. They were able to help. All I need to do was to press ALT + F10 and it will put the back to its original state as if it come from the manufacturer.
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senadCommented:
can you get now into BIOS ?
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VBdotnet2005Author Commented:
yes, Thank you
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VBdotnet2005Author Commented:
reward this point to senad - thanks for following up with me
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