Windows 7 Admin Password Reset Tools Not Working
Posted on 2010-11-29
I was setting up a new Windows 7 machine for my sister and someone in the house threw away the piece of paper I had the administrator password on that I wanted to give her. I have tried a couple of different tools that I normally use such as the Offline NT password & registry editor boot disk but for whatever reason after running the utility and getting the "password reset successfully" message I reboot and..... nothing. The password isn't reset and I'm back to the drawing board. I also tried to promote the standard user account to an admin account and that didnt work either. What are my options now? Is there some way to use the built in admin account to just delete the other admin account and then create a new one? Please help.......