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Admin pwd forgot - Win2kpro reinstallation

by J.Ramya / March 29, 2008 6:15 AM PDT

As I forgot Administrator password of my Windows 2000 pro, I have reinstalled it in my desktop. While reinstalling I have out of space in my C drive, I had to reinstall in my other D drive. Now I have two copy of operating sys.

How do I reinstall my other applications from my c drive to D drive? Shall I just cut and paste/ drag the applications from C:\program files to D:\program files ? (I don't have hardcopy/CDs of those applications.)

I have my internet settings (Local area connection) in my previous windows. How should get that in my new OS? (broadband connection) I have wireless connection also in my laptop.

After copying/moving the necessary files and applications, How do I delete the prior Win2kpro safely from C drive?

I have installed NVIDEO already in my computer and I'm using it. How do I point it to my D drive/new os?

Do I need to do some other actions/precautions before using my new OS?

Is there anyway that I can get the previous Admin password? /reset the pwd?

Could someone throw light on this?


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To reset the admin password...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2008 6:32 AM PDT

Look up NTPASSWD on google.

1. The apps are dead. Reinstall them as needed. Moving them doesn't work.

2. Removing the dead os means editing boot.ini. Type BOOT.INI at google for research.

Good luck,

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by J.Ramya / March 29, 2008 6:46 AM PDT

Thank you for the immediate reply!

In Administrative tools-computer management-Device manager, it shows None under Modem, Network adaptors in the new copy.
It means Do i have to reinstall all these too? I can't get it from the old copy, c drive?

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That is not advised.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / March 29, 2008 8:13 AM PDT
In reply to: thanks!

Just like "programs", drivers don't move like that. Since you can reset the old OS's password why not fix that?

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Reset old OS pwd
by J.Ramya / April 17, 2008 2:32 AM PDT
In reply to: That is not advised.

Just got the chance to check your reply! Thanks!

Could you tell me how to reset the password of my old OS's Admin?

Thanks in Advance!

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Since you can't use the answers....
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / April 17, 2008 2:51 AM PDT
In reply to: Reset old OS pwd
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