Hi and thanks for choosing Just Answer. My name is XXXXX XXXXX X will be happy to assist you.
Can you do the following for me?
Ah is this Windows 7 Home or Home Premium?
And the account you deleted, was it the actual Administrator account or was it an administrator account that you created?
Was the account you deleted actually named Administrator or was it something else? If it wasn't actually named Administrator then we may be able to fix this without reinstalling Windows. Let me know!
Nope, it was named Administrator.
Shoot. OK about the only way you are going to fix this then is to reinstall Windows over top of itself. Before we do that though let's try Nordahl's password XXXXX tool. You will need a blank CD-R to use this tool.
The main page of his website is here: http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/
You download the actual CD ISO image from here: http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/cd110511.zip
Step by step instructions on its usage are here: http://pogostick.net/~pnh/ntpasswd/walkthrough.html
If you follow along with the walkthrough, you will get to the section where it lists all of the users and whether they are admins or not. Hopefully the built in administrator accout is still there and just locked/disabled. Use the appropriate commands to unlock/enable the account.
Please let me know if you have questions during this process as it can be a bit tricky. If this tool doesn't list any users as administrators then unfortunately we will have to reinstall windows. Good luck!
This download gives me options to open, save, & save as. What should I do?
So now, I'll need to restart the computer and use this disk to boot, correct?
Excellent. Hit Enter and this will automatically choose the Administrator account. Then tell me what is asks.