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Received a ibm thinkpad with window xp pro installed and passward was forgotten how can i remove passwork

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You can run the emergency repair installation disk for Windows XP, and specify a new admin password during the process. If you do not have the disks, then it's a much more complex thing to solve (like booting up in safe mode and using command line functions).

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This T42 was probably installed with Windows XP. Pro. Look at the label it will state which version of XP and on the left hand side of the label you will see a version no. X08 or X10, You can use any Windows XP Pro CD that is the same version that is on the label ie. X08 or X10.
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http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/MIGR-54046.html

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yes you can. I checked e-bay and there are lots of them with windows xp.

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I have a thinkpad t20 and a 570e, both with


The IBM Recovery Disk that comes with those laptops is set up for Windows 2000, not Windows XP Pro. The answer is No, you cannot use the IBM Recovery Disk for them, if you install Windows XP Pro.

However! You will have a recovery disk, because you will have the Full Installation disk for Each laptop. Windows XP Pro Full Installation Disk.

(Microsoft Users License states "One genuine copy of Windows per One computer" That means you need Two, genuine copies of Microsoft Windows XP Pro)


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Usually XP will work well on older systems, even ones that came with 98. The biggest thing will be if XP has drivers for the older devices such as the modem. Usually XP does a good job.

Check out this page with your exact model number
http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/product.do?brandind=10&familyind=50191&operatingsystemind=49979&template=%2Fproductselection%2Flandingpages%2FonlinePublicationsLandingPage.vm&validate=true

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haha worrying isnt it...
after reinstallation of windows no drivers for blutooth , wireless quite often modem and same vga,
windows by default does not install because need specific software ...(drivers)
what you need to do is first of all find out what wifi it is ; like wlan400 e.g.
you then need to download and install the driver for it .as soon as the driver is present windows will detect and install device,
look in device manager for devices with no drivers intalled.
same precedure for each device.

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You can go about this 2 ways.
First, if you have, or can get your hands on a copy of Windows xp; Load the windows system, then go to the IBM support site and download your drivers. Then you will be ready to go.
Secondly, call IBM support and get a set of recovery cds. You will have to have the information from the stickers that are on the bottom of the pc. I don't remember the exact cost, but as I remember it's about $54-55. Usually takes a couple of days to receive them.
Either way that you do it, you're going to wrap up a couple of hours.
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