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« on: February 29, 2004, 11:15:27 AM »

PLEASE SUPPLY RELEVANT INFORMATION:
Operating System Version:win xp home edition
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I just purchased the emachines w2260 secondhand. It came with xp factory installed, but it also has an administator whos password i do not know. How do I go about making this truly MY pc, including making me the administator
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« Reply #1 on: February 29, 2004, 02:41:04 PM »

here is a link to how to reset or get the password from the password file just follow the directions on the page it also has links to the programs you will need to do this

http://www.techtv.com/screensavers/darktips/story/0,24330,3625960,00.html
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« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2004, 02:21:19 AM »

Thanks so much, but though I would descibe my computer skills as moderate, this solution seems to be a bit more than I can understand. Is there something out there a little more user friendly out there, perhaps with a few less acronyms? It will be so great to finally get to use my new pc thats been sitting in the corner for better than a week now. I really had no idea that something like changing administrators would be such a hassle. I do have my own version of win xp. Is installing that over the xp currently installed an option? Again, many thanks

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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2004, 08:41:01 AM »

If you install over the top you will still have the same problem.A clean reinstall would give you control but with the loss of your files.
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« Reply #4 on: March 04, 2004, 11:11:12 PM »

It looks like a clean reinstall is the easiest solution. Could you perhaps walk me through it?
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« Reply #5 on: March 05, 2004, 02:57:35 AM »

Just put in you XP disc and click on "Install" when it loads and then choose "New installation".Follow the promts and choose "Yes or Enter" Just print out the intructions from here and you should be ok. http://www.cyberwalker.net/columns/aug02/010802.html
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« Reply #6 on: March 05, 2004, 08:38:28 PM »

I think this will do it.My gratitude is eternal.
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