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Windows Password

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by Nissan101, Apr 15, 2007.

  1. Nissan101

    Nissan101 Regular member

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    i just got an ooooooooold computer (socket 7) and it has windows xp on it

    i do not really know who the owner was, and windows has a password. I tried clearing the bios, and took the battery off, but i still dont know how to remove the password.

    If any body knows, i would appreciate it
     
  2. Auslander

    Auslander Senior member

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    just reformat the hard drive. windows password = gone
     
  3. REAM

    REAM Guest

    or boot inot safe mode. there you should be able to get in and change the password
     
  4. Auslander

    Auslander Senior member

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    meh. you don't want to be running used windows, anyway. you don't know what kind of crap is on there. best thing to do is do at least 2 low-level formats and the install windoze.
     
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    REAM Guest

    i iunderstand where you are coming from, btu what if he dont have the cd?
     
  6. Auslander

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    well, if it's a prebuilt, the key is on the case. if it's not, there should be a key somewhere in the paperwork. all you have to do is borrow the appropriate disc and install away.
     
  7. Nissan101

    Nissan101 Regular member

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    thanks for all the help

    i guess i will have to erase the 15 gig HD

    so with the serial on the top of the case i put into the xp cd. Then reinstall windows XP

    hopefully this will work
     
  8. ddp

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    depends on the version that key is for & the version of the xp cd that you have.
     
  9. Nissan101

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    but if my cd came with a key, can i use that?

     
  10. REAM

    REAM Guest

    yep, deffinatley.
     

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