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Need Windows 2000 Pro Login and Password

by 1863mh / August 24, 2008 4:20 AM PDT

My brother-in-law was given a couple of outdated coporate computers(the company updated to all new computers so they were giving these old ones away) by a friend. They were given to him to so that his two daughters could use them for school work and so on...

Here's the problem, when they given to him, the giver didn't include he User Name and Password. Essentially they're valueless if the girls (they're 9 and 13 years of age) can't logon to used them.

He's tried to contact the guy that gave them to him a few times, but to no avail. Is there a Uner Name and Password that can be used to access these machines? Does anyone know what I can do to help out my brother-in-law?

I've included a link to a screen shot of what the login screen looks like for reference:

Thanks in advance,


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Try ...
by Kees Bakker / August 24, 2008 4:23 AM PDT
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Re: Password
by 1863mh / August 24, 2008 4:36 AM PDT
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Thanks Kee's! I'll give that a try. My brother-in-law is totally computer illiterate so he turns to me for help from time to time. I really appreciate your help and the girls will too!

Thanks again,


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Re: Passwords
by 1863mh / August 24, 2008 5:02 AM PDT
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Kee's-I've got a problem.... my brother-in-law (Daron) says that there are no slots in the front of the machines, therefore I cannot use a boot disk. What is option number 2?

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Re: no slots
by Kees Bakker / August 24, 2008 5:07 AM PDT
In reply to: Re: Passwords

1. Open the case and connect a diskette drive (both power and data; note the red stripe and pin 1). Then boot from it.
2. Download the CD-image, burn that to CD and boot from it.


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Will Give That A Try
by 1863mh / August 24, 2008 5:14 AM PDT
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Thanks again. I know how to do that, will attempt to make this work. Will report back on success or lack of...

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