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Install win 7 in my office network

by Aliormak / November 14, 2012 2:44 PM PST

Dear Gents,
Please help me to solve this issue. I am working in a big company. I have my office computer (windows xp) with internet. But I can't access the internet, because they are blocked by the administrator. I have a user account created by our company IT experts. I tried a lot of methods of hacking the admin password, but it didn't work. Now I decided to install an another OS in my computer (windows 7). Any problem to install this, after my installation can I boot both OS s? If any chance to catch this process by our admin. Please help me to solve this issue.

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Re: installing Windows 7
by Kees_B Forum moderator / November 14, 2012 4:01 PM PST

I doubt if you can say that it is "my network". And once you're fired because of breaking into the company's network (that's a valid reason to be fired) you can't even say that it's your office.

Anyway, I'd start simple.Buy a laptop with Windows 7 (or Cool and see if you can use that to access the Internet at work (either wired or wireless). If that doesn't work, it surely doesn't work at the company supplied hardware either.


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by mchainmchain / November 14, 2012 10:16 PM PST

Sorry, unethical as well as something we don't do here.

You should know that admins have software that monitors intranet traffic as well as internet traffic, so you would be caught anyway.

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Admin hack
by pgc3 / November 15, 2012 1:21 AM PST

Sure hope you have another job lined up because it would take about a nano second and you'll be down the road, bad idea.

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Go for it!
by Edward ODaniel / November 15, 2012 12:42 PM PST

If you manage to get Windows 7 installed you will be able to dual boot into both Operating Systems.

The company will probably appreciate your giving them the Windows 7 you bought (it will belong to them as it will have been activated on their computer) and you can feel good about creating a job (since yours will be up for grabs by someone currently looking for employment) while taking that unpaid vacation (you won't be eligible for unemployment if fired for cause).

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