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mshabsovich

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I just got a laptop donated to me. it is a IBM thinkpad. it has a password on it that i was never told about. i can not log on to the pc because of a passowrd. it has windows 2000 pro. does anybody know i i can delete or bypass the password so that i can log on to it and use it?
 

mshabsovich

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i found to much info. i could not find any that worked. the one that do seem like would work cost money. is there a free one that is shure to work?

i found one at http://www.loginrecovery.com/index.html that looks nice. it says pay 18 doll or wait 48 hrs to get a free response. i dont know if it will give me a response or not.
 

sy2

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What do you mean you found to much info? From what I hear if you click Bootdisk in that link that I gave you and follow the instructions to make a bootdisk then it should allow you to reset/change the admin password as well as any other accounts password on the machine.
 

mshabsovich

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when i put the iso on the disk and tried to boot the laptop it said boot failed and just started to load windows
 

sy2

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Then you're downloading the wrong file - an ISO is a boot image for a CD-ROM; if you download that file you need to burn it to a CD, change the boot order to CD-ROM first, pop the CD-ROM in and reboot...

I think there should be some stuff for floppy disk on there/.
 

Squashman

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The above link should work just fine. But in all reality. If the laptop was donated to you, they most likely did not donate the License to use the operating system. If they did, then my apologies.
 

JohnWill

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If it's an OEM license, the sticker is probably on the bottom of the machine. Also, the OEM license that came with that machine is only legal with that machine, even though that's widely abused. :)
 

mshabsovich

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the laptop originally shipped with xp pro but for some unknown reason the user changed it to 2000 pro.

i did burn it to a cd and i did change the boot order to CD-ROM first.

if i downloaded the wrong thing then give me the exact link, so that when i click on it its starts downloading automaticly. but i am 95.6% shure i downloaded the right file.

Thanks
 

JohnWill

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Well, then the previous comment about the validity of the license is likely correct. :)
 
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