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Administrator Account Problems - HELP ME!

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by 19heather76, Jan 30, 2007.

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  1. 19heather76

    19heather76 Thread Starter

    Jan 30, 2007
    When I started working for my last company, they gave me a laptop to use for my work. Upon leaving the company, they offered me the option of buying my laptop at a huge discount (they always buy new ones for new employees anyway). So, I bought it.

    The problem is, when the company first purchased the laptop, they put an administrator account on it, and I don't have the password. I never had the password. Now I'm having problems because I can't download and/or install hardly anything without it prompting me to log in as the administrator. I can't even download things like Yahoo Messenger.

    I can't get the administrator password because the tech guy who had it is no longer with the company and he didn't leave any records for my laptop. So, I'm stuck. The computer works fine and I don't have any problems with it, except for the fact that this stupid administrator account is on here and I have no way to bypass it. I own the computer now and can't even use it the way I want to. What do I do??

    Is there a way to bypass this administrator account, or disable it altogether? I thought about reinstalling Windows and starting over from scratch, but there wasn't a Windows restore disk with the computer. There's a System Restore option on the computer itself, but I can't even use that without administrator priveleges. I'm getting really mad and don't know how to get around this. Can anyone help???
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