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Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by Dingus, Feb 5, 2007.

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  1. Dingus

    Dingus Thread Starter

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    Hi folks.
    I just got myself an old '98 PC. I bought it from a second hand shop, who can't give me any info.
    I don't want to fdisk it and load XP as Windows 98 is all that I need, as I only want to run Office 2000 on it.
    My problem is that the PC has password enabled at boot up. Can anyone tell me how I can reset this or find out how to bypass it? :confused:
     
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  3. Bob Cerelli

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    Or just take out the CMOS battery for 10-20 minutes.
     
  4. Dingus

    Dingus Thread Starter

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    Thanks guys, but got fed up with it, so I formated it.
     
  5. DoubleHelix

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    Formatting doesn't get rid of a power-on password. It sounds like there was a Windows password which you could have removed without formatting.
     
  6. Bob Cerelli

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    So this was not your problem "My problem is that the PC has password enabled at boot up."?
     
  7. Dingus

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    It's wasn't the BIOS (Power on) set password, but the Windows one (User). I should have been clearer, sorry.
     
  8. Bob Cerelli

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    There is no required password for Win98.

    Could have just pressed the ESC key and bypassed it or just entered in another user name.
     
  9. Dingus

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    OK, thanks Bob.
     
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