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Administrator password I am having a problem. I let someone use an older computer of mine for a little while. It is about 3 years old and has Windows XP on it. When I turn the computer on it ask for the administrator password. I don't know and neither does the one that borrowed it. I have tried turning the computer on and tapping on the F8 key as someone suggested to put it in "safe mode" but I get a screen that says: "press F1 to continue or F12 for set up utility" ok I press F12 because F1 only brings me to the same administrator password screen. When I press F12 I come to a screen which ask me for the set up password, which I don't know. What do I do? I have tried several things on this site. I have also tried every p.w. I think it might be and nothing. thanks Dawn

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Please format the os as password cannot be reset until and unless the older one is provided...the only way to access the system will be to reformat it

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