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Old January 19th 10, 10:08 AM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
BUBBAGUMP
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Default administrator change or overide or removal

I recently acquired a used desktop with windows 2000 proffessional
and upon setting it up, I found that it wont allow me to install my all-in
one
printer,fax,scanner,,,also I am unable to download from the net.
This I know is because of the administrator/password blocking
me. I have too many gigs of space so I dont want to wipe and reboot.
please tell me how to solve this problem.
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Old January 19th 10, 02:54 PM posted to microsoft.public.windowsxp.security_admin
Leonard Grey[_3_]
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Default administrator change or overide or removal

Nobody here knows what the password is; you'll have to ask the previous
owner.

The first thing to do with a used computer is to erase the hard disk and
reinstall the software. That's the only way to be sure that the computer
is free from malware and configuration errors.

I certainly hope you got CDs for all the software when you acquired this
computer. If not, you only got half a computer.
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Leonard Grey
Errare humanum est

BUBBAGUMP wrote:
I recently acquired a used desktop with windows 2000 proffessional
and upon setting it up, I found that it wont allow me to install my all-in
one
printer,fax,scanner,,,also I am unable to download from the net.
This I know is because of the administrator/password blocking
me. I have too many gigs of space so I dont want to wipe and reboot.
please tell me how to solve this problem.

 




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