Windows 7 Administrator Password

I have a department laptop that I use, I have forgotten the adminstrative password, is there away to reset it with out reinstalling the windows 7 operating system? I am currently using the user account on the system for my research.

Try the suggestions here: http://superuser.com/questions/95685/lost-my-windows-7-admin-password-need-to-change-or-reset-it

Assuming the hard drive is not encrypted, one commercial option is Stellar Phoenix ($49). (Its availability highlights a machine’s vulnerability when someone gains physical access to a machine!)

try Hirens boot CD we use it all the time to remove passwords http://www.hirensbootcd.org/hbcd-v151/ (read password tools section) download at http://www.hirensbootcd.org/download/ Good luck