I have just bought a second-hand acer all-in-one PC from a cash gen type shop. Unfortunately it is locked with a password.
I plan to go tomorrow as soon as the shop opens and ask for the passowrd to unlock it, hopefully that will be provided, HOWEVER they may not know and will ask for it back to be sent off etc.
I don't want that as there are instructions on here for resetting the password and I will try it myself. But I don't think I really need all that hassle anyway, I have bought the Win 8 Pro upgrade DVD and I always intended to upgrade to that anyway.
My question is this: if I go to BIOS and set the boot to the optical drive and boot from the Windows 8 disk, will I be able to do the Windows installation (a clean one to get rid of all the Acer games and stuff that I think is on there) or will it ask for the password that is currently stopping me from getting into Win 7 during the initial phase of the upgrade?