Lost Administrator Password

  adiew 20:23 04 Feb 2004

A friend hs been given a laptop with Windows XP Home Edition. He is not the administrator thus not allowing him to change some settings on the laptop. He gets 'Access Denied' Does anyone know how he can bypass the Administrators Password and reset Windows if possible? How migh i be able to solve this problem.
Thanks Doug

  Big Elf 20:26 04 Feb 2004

Ask the previous owner?

  Djohn 20:27 04 Feb 2004

Is it not possible to get the password from the person who gave him the laptop?

  adiew 20:33 04 Feb 2004

He does not know the previous owner and therefore did not get the XP Disk to go with it for a Windows reinstall

  Diodorus Siculus 20:34 04 Feb 2004

Maybe time to buy a new Operating System then.

  adiew 20:36 04 Feb 2004

Not for hacking purposes though someone did it on my PC while i wasnt around. The person concerned cannot really afford a new operating system

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