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Network logon issue

Hi, I recently bought a laptop from the company where I worked who were going bust. The laptop was not wiped, and i cannot access it as its still looking for the password to the companys network. How can I bypass this in order to reinstall xp home? Its current OS is xp professional.

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To install XP Home

To install XP Home over Pro you'd need to format anyway, so that will take care of your other problem.

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To install XP Home

But how do I access it to do that?

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You would not need to access "it".

I'm defining "it" as Windows. Since the OS is not usable at this point and the best thing to do is to install it proper as the problems from their install will be never ending it is best you wipe the drive and install Windows from the machine's restore media or your OS CD of choice.

Given the thousands of "How do I install Windows?" web sites I'll stop here.

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