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Want to delete the administrator account

I have an ibm thinkpad from my old job, that i purchased, and that requires a password to start up. i put in the password, but it will be running on their servers. i want to delete the adminstartor account privliges so that it will start up like a normal computer with no password. i do not want to be on their servers. what can i do. the I.T. guy from my old job is no longer there, so i have no one to contact.

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If you can reach the control panel on the account on their servers, use it to create a new account. Then log in to it, and delete the old one.
If you cannot open the control panel, or don't have the priviliges to create a new account, you're going to have to reinstall Windows on it.
However, do backup your data before you do that, because the whole partition you install Windows on will be formatted.

I hope this helps,
Yannick.

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Pass word ibm a31


Click start run type cmd press Enter

black screen should open DOS mode

this will vary depending on your operating system


type in net user username

For eg. If you want to change administrator password , type net user Administrator


it will prompt you to enter the new password

enter the new password and the password is changed


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I imagine you have Windows XP. If so, try this:
Start the computer in safe mode.
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Once in, go to the control panel and choose Users; From there, you can change your password to one you remember.
Next time don't forget it.

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- or this for Vista/Win7 http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-vista/What-to-do-if-you-forget-your-Windows-password
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I am assuming you cannot log into Windows because you do not know your login password. (Passwords can be put on the BIOS but IBM/Levono does not put one on the BIOS by default).

The easiest way to reset the default Administrator password is to create a Password Recovery disk, boot the laptop up using this disk, choose the login account that you want to reset the password for and then reset that password.

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I recommend using the "Offline NT Password & Registry Editor". This creates a bootable CD that you use to boot your laptop. It has automated menus to get you to the User accounts. Select the User account you want to change and then apply the changes. Remove the CD and reboot - use the new password and you should be good to go.

You may need to run the utility more than once - also, you will probably need to UNLOCK the User account.

http://www.petri.co.il/forgot_administrator_password.htm#1

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In safe mode, it will ask you for the account to log in with, select "administrator" and log in.
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How do you know what password you need? Windows starts and then it askes for a password for ibm that I have never set. Is this the power up password?


I am afraid you can reset it without view the password.
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Steo 2 : If you don't have access to an account with administrator privileges then you'll need to do an offline reset tools: Windows Password Unlocker . I believe is the tool i've used to do it in the past on XP.


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You would need to get the administrator password to enable options. Either you can get it touch with the administrator of your company to help you with the password, or Google to find out how you can get one.
Thanks
Ranjit

Jun 18, 2009 | IBM ThinkPad T40 2373 Notebook

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