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Admin rights prob..

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Dandelo, Sep 19, 2006.

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  1. Dandelo

    Dandelo Thread Starter

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    My girlfriends parents finally decided to get internet connection. It works, but I noticed no anti-virus running so I downloaded Avast. When I wanted to install it turned out I have no admin rights to do so. After asking and searching it turns out they bought the computer pre-used, and I noticed it had been part of a network.The system runs on Windows2000, and it's at least 5 years old. Now, I have no means of backtracking the admin pasw, and not even a (original) Windows2000 disc. Does this mean I cannot install any anti-virus program?? Btw some other programs installed just fine.
     
  2. Gary335

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    With certain programs, you have to have admin rights for some reason. It sounds like your probably not oging to be able to install that program, nor any other that requires admin rights, since you don;t have a password to use the admin account.
     
  3. TRBMan

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    I am not familiar with Windows 2000, but with XP you can restart in Safemode and deal with user accounts as an administrator.

    try it out
     
  4. Dandelo

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    Thx I'll do that, I'll visit them again next weekend. It hurts to see them surf without any protection. I did manage to install and run Ad-Aware, but that alone won't do any good ofc. Avast, Javacool Spywareblaster and some minor things like Quicktime I couldn't install, so I hope there'll be something left to secure next time I see them :rolleyes:
     
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