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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by blessed1202, Jan 29, 2005.

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  1. blessed1202

    blessed1202 Thread Starter

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    Hey everyone! I hope someone can help with this. I recently aquired a used computer. It came from an apartment complex that has a computer room where residents can get the internet and use other programs. My problem is it will only allow me in on the tenant side. I have no admin. privileges. When I asked the manager about how to get admin rights she said the computer had been a replaced by new ones a long time ago and she didn't know how to get the rights. It runs NT4 and it will not allow me to update, install a printer, format or anything. I've taken out the CMOS battery and put it back in, allowing me to get in without a password, but only on the tenants logon. Is there a way of getting the rights through the registry or command prompt?
    Thanks!
     
  2. killah

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    there are ways to crack the password, but if you have the disk handy, and dont need to save any files, I would boot to a floppy, and do a format/re-install of whatever version of windows you want. NT 4 is not the most user friendly for general in home use.
     
  3. cybertech

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    I agree, you should reload the OS.
     
  4. blessed1202

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    how could I get a boot floppy? I don't think the computer will allow me to do that either. Is there a way of getting one without using that particular computer?
    I totally agree--I don't like NT and would really like to change the os.
     
  5. finwood

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    You can probably find one at bootdisk.com
     
  6. cybertech

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    What ever OS you purchase will offer to format the disk for you.
     
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