Solved: Get rid of security on Win NT 4.0

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sjlacour

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I have an old computer that I got from work as a freebie. I'd like to get it hooked up to my home network. However, I am unable to do anything on this computer becuase I can only login as a user (with my user name and passowrd), giving me very limited access to install programs, delete programs, and get the rig on the home network.

Is there any way I can wipe out everything and get rid of the security restrictions? Any help would be appreciated.

thanks, Scott
 

sjlacour

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Worked, thanks. I was a little afraid to try that before some reassuarance!
 

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I am wondering if you can still run Windows Update on an NT4 box. If you can't, your in for a hell of a ride while surfing the Internet.
 

bearone2

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nt is a dinosaur, not hardware friendly, w2k is much better if you don't want xp.
 

sjlacour

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Actually, I did install XP Pro. That's all I have around here. The NT 4.0 was on the computer, whihch was installed from work (I never had any sfotware for NT 4.0 here at the house). The CPU is a PII with only 64 MB RAM, which I thought was under the mins for XP, but it installed and is running.

One more question, if you would (it doesn't exactly apply directly to this forum, but now that we're a little off the subject...): The copy of XP I installed on this box I also installed on another cmptr previously. When I installed last night, I didn't go through the registration, so I have 30 days until I need to register. If I recall, when XP came out there was so big to-do about XP could only be installed on only 1 machine....so is Bill Gates coming to my house with his uzi after my 30th day, or is XP going to stop working on this machine after that time? No big deal, I don't have a problem getting the software again, I'm just using this XP copy as a "test" anyway, and it worked.

Thanks again for your help.
 
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