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Getting past the passwords screen

I just got this computer and when i turn it on it says that it needs a pass word for the user name john preto but it has a password hint or marvelous so how do i find out the pass word or change it since i just got it brand new

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Posted a possible fix on the other entry.

As the Windows installation has obviously been used for safety I would recommend reloading if you have the wherewithal (disks, knowledge etc.) but you do not need to fit a new disk! Boot from the XP CD, select options to do a new installation. When you get to the list of partitions (there may only be one) delete them all to ensure the disk is clean and create a new one. If you don't have the driver disk download them from the Dell site.

It might be useful as well to look up the service tag of the PC on the Dell site as this would show when it was supplied and what warranty is on it.

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You say you got it brand new, this cannot be since it would not have this username or password.

Find out from the store and make sure it is not a returned or refurbished unit

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You could also try some other options...
Try booting into safe mode (hold F8 during boot up) choose the safe mode option. This should give you an option to log into the administrator account. Which hopefully is not password protected. If you can log in to that account you can remove all of the network and password settings for the computer under the "users" in the control panel settings. The other option would be to try a boot CD and change or extract the password in a utility. Try googling "boot CD" for this option, don't pay for anything though, there are plenty of free options. If neither of these works for you unfortunately fwadley is right, you'll need to re-install the OS.

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Sounds like a network computer, only the person that had it knows, replace the hard drive. You will need to install windows, you can get windows xp off ebay

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Requirements:
1 ) Windows Vista or 7 DVD

1. Insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive and then restart the computer.
2. Change Boot Options 1st Priority to Optical Drive.
3. When system booting up, if the message "Press any key to boot from cd" appears, immediately press Enter.
4. On Language Settings, Time and Currency and Keyboard Layout screen, just choose the correct settings then click Next.
5. On Install Now screen, click Repair. Note: Click No just in case you get the message: Windows found problems with your computer's startup options.
6. On the System Recovery Options screen, under Operating System, click Windows Vista then click Next. Then select Command Prompt.
7. At the command prompt windows, type the following command then press Enter after typing each command:
c:
cd windows\system32
echo ~takeown /f %1 /r /d y > TakeControlOf.cmd
echo ~icacls %1 /grant administrators:F /t
ren Magnify.exe Magnify.old
ren cmd.exe Magnify.exe

8. Restart the computer.
9. On the Welcome Screen, click the Ease button.
10. Check Make items on the screen larger then click OK.
11. At the prompt, type the command then press Enter.
net user Administrator /active:yes
exit

12. Restart the computer.

13.
At the welcome screen, logon using the local administrator account.
14. Access Control Panel then click User Accounts. Select the username of the account you can't login to then remove the password.
15. Log off on the current local administrator account your are logon to.
16. Check if you can logon to your user account now.
17. Open c:\windows\system32.
18. Right click on Magnify.exe, select Properties -> Security -> Advanced -> Owner -> Edit -> Administrators then click OK.
19. Select Edit -> Administrators -> Full Control then click Apply then OK.
20. Rename Magnify.old to Magnify.exe
21. Open command prompt then type the command then press Enter.
net user Administrator /active: no
To create a new user :
Net user username/add
Windows XP/2003, Vista and Windows 7.
To add a new user account to the local computer from command line:

net user username password /ADD

Example: To add a new user account with the loginid John and with password fadf24as

net user John fadf24as /ADD

To add a new user account to the domain:

>net user username password /ADD /DOMAIN

Note that we do not need to specify the domain name here.
Example:

net user John fadf24as /ADD /DOMAIN

Rename a user account from windows command line
We can use below wmic command to rename a user account from command line.

wmic useraccount where "name='username' " rename new_username

Ex: To rename the user account techblogger as win7techblogger

wmic useraccount where "name='techblogger' " rename win7techblogger

Net use command does not have any switches to rename a user account.
Few more Advanced uses of net user command.
To specify user full name while creating the user account

net user username userpasswd /ADD /FULLNAME:"User_Fullname"

To specify that the user is allowed to change the password

net user username userpasswd /ADD /PASSWORDCHG:Yes

To restrict user not to change the password:

net user username userpasswd /ADD /PASSWORDCHG:NO

To specify when the account expires we can use /EXPIRES switch.
To specify if the user must have a password set we can use /PASSWORDREQ switch.
How to create a new administrator account from command line?
An administrator account can't be created directly from command line. We first need to create a user account and then add the user to the administrators group.
Errors:
If you don't have privileges to add new user account to the system, you would get an error like below.C:\>net user John /add
System error 5 has occurred.
Access is denied.
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