So as the resident tech support for my family, my gf and her family I get first look at all new PCs and laptops and last night I broke my gf's new lappy within 30min Running through the Win 7 first time setup and it asks for a password so I enter her usual PC one, a strong 8 digit password, the reminder and setup continues on its merry way. I install office, the updates and have a quick poke around and restart as asked. Post reboot, Win7 is asking for a password to login so I dutifully enter the one i've set up and no, it's wrong, so I try entering it again and again and again. The time is now 2230 and I feel like a dick, so time for some googlefu and I find that there are ways of resetting lost windows passwords, though most dont work on post XP systems (yea for M$ actually improving security ) And the ISOs of the programmes that look like they might work cost money to actually make them work. Can anyone help, otherwise its gonna be a reformat with my Win7 disc as the lappy came with no discs what so ever. TLDR: I've "lost" the password for my gf's new win7 lappy and need a way to get it back or reset it.