I have a dell laptop and I need to make another user account on my laptop. I have an administrator account but I can’t log into it. I know how to add it, but it won’t let me add another account. I don’t know the password to my administrator account so I can get into it. I also can’t change my account type from standard user to administrator. Does anyone know what I can do to fix this?

Differences between 3 user account types

Before answering this question, you should understand the differences between the three user account types in Windows 7: Administrator, Standard and Guest.

  • An administrator account lets you have most control over the computer, including making changes that will affect other users.
  • A standard user account lets you use most of the capabilities on the computer. But administrator permission is required if you want to make settings that will affect otheruser accounts.
  • A guest account only allows people to use your computer without having access to some personal files.

Reset Dell Windows 7 admin password

So, it’s impossible for you to add a new user account by logging in as a standard user. The best method here is reset forgotten dell Windows 7 admin password using additional software like Windows Password Unlcoker at first, next you can add a new user account as you like.

Windows password Unlocker is the most popular password reset tool for Windows.

GUI interface, 100% secure. Only 5 minutes. 3 Simple steps:

  • Step 1. Download and install Windows Password Unlcker in another PC or Mac.
  • Step 2. Burn a boot password reset disk with CD/DVD or USB drive in PC /Mac in seconds.
  • Step 3. Start the Dell computer form the boot disk and reset lost Windows 7 admin password.
    Note: This Windows password tool is available in both Windows and Mac versions.

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Create a new user account on Dell laptop

Once the lost Windows 7 administrator password is removed, you can create a new user account as follows:

  • Step 1. Navigate to Start button -> Control Panel, click Add or remove user accounts under Family Safety and User Accounts.
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  • Step 2. Click on Create a new account on the coming screen and you’ll see the below interface. Now you can enter the name of the new user account you want to create, then specify the account type and click Create Account button.
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