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Whether you can do this easily will depend upon whether anyone has set a password for the in-built "administrator" account. Try this:
Reboot the machine and tap the f8 key as it starts up until you are offered the option of restarting in Safe Mode. Do not be alarmed that the screen will be low resolution and only 256 colours - thats in case you are starting in safe mode because you've messed up your display settings!
At the welcome screen you should see and "Administrator" account which was not there when you started in normal mode. Click on that. If whoever had the PC before hadn't set an Admin password then you will enter safe mode with admin rights.
Now use the Users Control under the Control panel to amend the user names, rights and passwords as you see fit.
Exit out of safe mode with "restart" as usual, and you should now boot in normal mode with the new accounts you have set up, which can have admin rights themselves if you wish.
Hope that works!
If not, I'm afraid it is a difficult task and requires a dedicated boot-disk and utility, which you may be able to net-search for.
Posted on Sep 12, 2008
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