IBM thinkpad 600 win 98SE

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gkm24

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Hi,
I just bought a secondhand IBM thinkpad 600 with WIN98 SE on it. It loads up fine and then asks for a password, which I do not have. It was a police auction, so I know it is legal. I can cancel the password but then obviously some of the options do not come up. Can I reset the password from the bios or do I need to reformat or repair Win 98SE? I do not have the COA and it is not pasted tp the bottom of the thinkpad. I can go to IBM website and track the actual thinkpad ok but it does not give me the COA but it has obviously been registered so do I actually need the code or is it held within the motherboard? If not can I extract the code from the thinkpad or Microsoft. Sorry for so many questions but 1 last one. Can you direct me to a faq to reformat if that is the way to go. many Thanks from a snowy UK.
 

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Howdy,

Do you have a CD with a Operating System on it??

I would reformat anyway..as you do not know what junk is on there.


Here is a link for installing Win98SE Here
 

gkm24

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Yes I do have a 98SE disc but will I need the coa code or will it stay in the system?
 

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Ok I see it now. Thanks very much, I will sort it this afternoon.
 
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