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I bought a laptop from my ex employer as they were selling the older laptops and buying new ones. However I was not aware that the Admin rights programmed by the IT dept applied to some of their old laptops. I have one, and need to download music and movies from youtube etc, but am unable to do so, due to having to logon as 'administrator'. Is there anyway for me to be able to bypass this restriction or remove it from my laptop now? email:

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  • charlotte ranapia Sep 30, 2010

    Thank you Geekman,

    However I am unable to download the Hiren's CD as well due to the Admin restrictions!
    I have a question can a CD be downloaded from the internet???




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There is a way to remove or change the administrator's password. Please click on this link and follow my instructions :-

Posted on Sep 30, 2010

Testimonial: " Dear Geekman, Thanbk you for your advice. I shall do as you suggested and let you know the outcome within a week..."

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    Chris Hingee Oct 01, 2010

    I suggest you download Hirens from a different computer and burn it on a CD.
    You may need to bribe a friend to help you.

  • charlotte ranapia Oct 01, 2010

    Thank you very much for your advice. I shall apply what you have advised and let you know
    the may take a week but I promise to let you know.

    Many thanks for your assistance!



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