Question about Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Hi we just purchased a used computer from a medical facility. As soon as the computer turns on it goes to a page saying press ctrl-alt-delete. Than a new page comes up stating a username that is alice on this computer and requires a password. The computer did not come with any discs so how can I change this or get into this computer?? Thanks
What you have purchased is a computer that was on a network. Ctrl+Alt+Del is the normal way to login to the network.
I don't think you have much hope of getting in without a password.
My only suggestion is to reboot and watch the screen to see if you can access a recovery partition. Watch for a message that says Press F2 or some other F key to run recovery. Press it and do a full recovery.
If that doesn't work, tap F8 repeatedly as it begins to boot and see if there may be a recovery option from the menu that appears.
Final option is to purchase a new OS and install. (Try eBay.)
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
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try and check for this in your pc...becoz this could be the only problem(compatibilty)
if everything is fine try this
turn of your computer completely
then use a paper clip or pin to open the cd drive(it will not open by pressing the button when the computer is off)
put the disc in and turn on your computer
you would be redirected to a vista installation page
might take about 40 to 50 minutes
and create a new user name and password for you
and we are ready to go
also try to check the hardware functionalty before you install the vista ultimate...and once installed it seems all the same as its pronounced(ultimate).....hence try to experience the ultimate action...have a great day
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