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Logging on problems

Hi

I was given an HP pc from work the other day as they were disposing of it and it was originally was connected to our network, and to log on you had to press ctrl, alt and del then enter your username and password. Now, at home i want it as normal pc. I dont know the username and password to log in. How can i log in to it.

I have tried Safe Mode, but it still requires ctrl, alt and del and a username and password. I have pressed ctrl, alt and del twice but nothing.

It is running Win XP pro.

Any ideas?

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There are ways around this problem

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Google for lost Windows password. Short of reinstalling the OS, this should give you some possibilities.
The Emergency Boot CD can do this.

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(NT) Look for NTPASSWD on google.

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Re:Logging on problems

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you need to go you office, connect back to the network. Then go to the control pannel-> user account. Create a new account as Admin or whatever suited to you. Give it a password. Now you can use this userid wherever you want..

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cant go back, alternative option?

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i have left the office so i cant. is there any free software that i can download to do this?

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I see 2 options.

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1. Use NTPASSWD
2. Reload the OS.

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NTPassword

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What is NTPASSWD

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(NT) Something you find with google.

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NT

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Thanks for that. I am unable to log on. It asks for a username and password and I dont know what they are.
I will have a look at this option.
If there are any other options, let me know Happy

Thanks.

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