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I need a password to get into the windows xp

by ineedhelp1955 / August 4, 2006 4:59 PM PDT

I have a dell computer that had windows on it already and when I try to get in it asks for a password. The person that had the computer does not know it. It will not even let me past that point to do anything. Help please.

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First things first.....
by Papa Echo / August 4, 2006 5:15 PM PDT

What is the relationship between you and the person who had it ? It is strange that that person "does not know", if that is the actual answer when asked.

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I agree
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / August 4, 2006 8:49 PM PDT

Before we go any further on this, some explanations are required.

You need to explain how you came by the computer, and why the previous owner does not know the password to their own computer.

Mark

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(NT) (NT) Does Smell Funny
by Trance_Zac / August 5, 2006 2:50 AM PDT
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To ineedhelp1955 : The best thing
by Themisive / August 5, 2006 6:17 AM PDT
In reply to: (NT) Does Smell Funny

Is to establish ownership of the machine - who knows what happened in the past? Ask around, if necessary go to the police with it, and report it as possibly stolen, as it may well be. If they can't find the owner with a certain period, the goods become yours.

Next step is to get a valid copy of XP for it, I'd pay the money and get a full copy, unless you're a student and can get a discount. Believe me, it's safer that way, and there's no come back on you later.

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