xp password?

  moorie 21:56 23 May 2006
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hi ive inherited a laptop with xp professional installed,it is password protected, i tried insafe mode but this is also password protected.
xp disc hasnt turned up to date,is there anything i can do or is it pretty much defunk.also a thought is it poss to remove xp proffessional without password and disc and install xp home.

  Joe R 22:00 23 May 2006

moorie,

unless the bios is also password protected, you will be able to boot into bios and change boot order to cd-rom first, and, ensuring your xp home cd is in the drive, format and install this operating system.

  martjc 22:02 23 May 2006

...try click here

  moorie 22:04 23 May 2006

if the bios is protected?just checking b4 starting,
is there a way around this?

  Joe R 22:07 23 May 2006
  martjc 22:07 23 May 2006

...open the case, remove the button battery for at least an hour. Replace it, then reboot. The machine will come back to factory defaults..

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