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How can reset Windows administrator password?

I have an Acer Aspire One 753 notebook, but I don't know the password to the Windows 7 installation on it.

How do I reboot it back to default settings? It doesn't have a CD drive which would allow me to reinstall Windows.

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marked as duplicate by Journeyman Geek, sblair, Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007, Mokubai, Nifle Jan 10 '12 at 17:40

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You could load windows 7 recovery mode with an USB stick holding the contents of recovery disc. But I am not sure whether you could revert the password back...

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Please read here, perhaps that'll help you. It uses a Linux distro from http://www.sysresccd.org/.

It is impossible to recreate here what the above web page shows. It is full of screenshots.

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I don't see why this got downvoted. I'd have posted a very similar answer. I would have described it a bit more though. –  TuxRug Aug 11 '11 at 8:07
the link which I posted above describes everything... –  woohoo Aug 11 '11 at 13:08
Link-only answers are a no-no due to link-rot (I didn't down-vote ;) ). Please post pertinent information in your answer, using links for reference. –  Ƭᴇcʜιᴇ007 Jan 9 '12 at 5:08

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