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Old 08-23-2005, 02:09 PM   #1
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Unhappy Windows Login Question

My grandpa died recently and left me his Dell Latitude D400. There is a small problem though, the OS is Windows Xp Pro, and requires a password that my grandma doesn't know to login to the computer. The user name is there, just no password. I don't want to have to replace the hard drive just to use the computer. I don't have a problem with reformatting it either I just don't know how without being on the desktop, but I would like that to be the last option. So if there is anyway to get around putting the password in I would really like to know. Thanks a lot.
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Old 08-23-2005, 04:23 PM   #2
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okyerd, srz to hear about his death... boot into safe mode and see if the admin acc is passworded, is it?
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Old 08-23-2005, 04:31 PM   #3
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Yeah, you should be able to boot in safe mode and log in as Administrator like neochivers said. From there you can create a new account, reboot, log into the new account, and delete the old account.

Another option since you don't care if you have to reformat is to just reinstall Windows.
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