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Network user error for home use??

My company had our IT guy set up my laptop on the company network. He webex'd into my pc remotely and worked on it for over an hour. He created new user accounts, etc. I have since left the company and now when I attmept to log on at home (cable modem) the error says i cannot access certain files (outlook, etc.) because i do not have admin rights. Can anyone tell me how to over ride what he did to my laptop. I have windows XP prof. on my dell 8600 inspirion.

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Not Really Knowledgeable on This ....But Do Have Laptop....

In reply to: Network user error for home use??

set-up originally for at home cable and later set up by company tech to access Corporate network.
Basically, he set home page (on one accnt) to company address, and left original in as well.
Now we just choose (she still w/ company).
Did you, as owner of laptop, not set up yourself( with admin status) new from store when you created your first own log-on?
If following gets you in, you probably should give yourself admin rights under a NEW password protected Log-on for installing programs etc. You could also create a NEW User Log-on for yourself with base or carefully limited rights and delete previous. Better when surfing to have only user rights (no installs) because this prevents "drive by installs" & forced downloads.
Additionally you should remove company's access by remote and delete out their account so they can't revist you from remote.
This from previous post in this forum, may help?:
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Re:Log In

Have they tried entering user as: administrator
and leave the password blank.

This should logon as the hyphen administrator.

If that works then go to User Accounts and click on their user and
check if there is any password if so delete the password and it
should auto-logon during boot.
Posted by: David Chan Posted on: 11/26/2003 8:56 AM

OR (from my notes) Try:
Push (simultaneously) Ctrl-alt-delete 2 times in a row and you should get 2 blank boxes. Type in new user name & password and you should be in. Hoping it works! Happy

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Network user error for home use??

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You need to disconnect yourself from your old Company's domain or Network.you can do that by right click my computer>> then click on Properties click on Changeand then toggle to Member of , and choose workgroup. good luck

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