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Dell laptop, over 10 years old, don't have password, or the admi

Dell pentium II windows NT 98, administrator long gone, no idea about the password. I want to get into the computer and redo software and start to use. don't care about saving any current data. help

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Dude, Call DELL! The computer I am conversing with you is a dell that had crashed! Dell has some of the tech support in the world. They can help you. All you need is the windows registration on the bottom of the computer and you are good to go!
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If you don't care about the current files and folders, you'll need to reinstall the OS from the disk. I assume you have it. Pop the CD into the drive and power off the laptop then power it back on. It should boot to the CD and give you the option to reinstall the software. If not, power cycle (off then on again) and press F12 repeatedly as it powers up. This will give you the option of what to boot from. Choose the CD drive and start the install process.
If you don't have a disc to reinstall from, your last option is some password recovery software. You can google that for options, but I have nothing to recommend as I've not had occasion to use them.
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