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Unknown Administrators Password, Needed for changes

by raceman726 / August 13, 2010 10:23 PM PDT

I bought a used older School used Computer at a sale. A HP model D530,
x-86 based pc. processor x-86 15 model 2 step with intel processor, 74.5 mg memory. 90 % avail. This is a extra unit for me and need to be able to reset password or reboot system to factory specs. It has windows 2000 profes. installed. I don't have a recovery disk. and wondered if I can buy the license and reinstall it, or can I upgrade to a new version of windows. What are my options please. As it stands now, I can only use system logging in as a user limited access. Not able to get any updates or changes to current system like adding a printer, ect. without Administrators Password.
Thanks in advance for any help ....


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Try the usual title.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 14, 2010 12:09 AM PDT

Use NTPASSWD (see google) to reset the admin or other account password.

As Windows 2000 was left with an unpatched security issue please do not buy this old OS.

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Try usual title
by raceman726 / August 16, 2010 12:11 AM PDT
In reply to: Try the usual title.

Thanks Bob. I will try that later today. Thanks for the info on 2000 NT. do you think this computer could take a upgrade to a newer version? What woulld you recomend? Thanks Again.. Paul

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Sorry for the late reply.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 16, 2010 7:31 PM PDT
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