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IBM thinkpad 600 win 98SE

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by gkm24, Jan 24, 2007.

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  1. gkm24

    gkm24 It's My Birthday! Thread Starter

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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
     
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    gkm24 It's My Birthday! Thread Starter

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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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    gkm24 It's My Birthday! Thread Starter

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