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The previous owner of a computer I purchased was the administrator. I signed in as a "guest"....It worked fine for 2 weeks,then something happened and I am not able to use this computer.... It wants the administrators password. The person has moved out of state.... Am I out of luck???? I am now using my other on-line computer to get thru to you to solve the issue.... Can I become the administrator instead of a guest ???? Can you help ????

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  • calvejohn Jul 19, 2008

    Solution was helpful...Just wish I knew how to install the operating system...Can I do it myself??????



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Hi-

You will have to reinstall the Operating system of the unit. So if you have the OS disk for it chances are you can. Hope this Help.

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    Edgar Allan Pagayona Jul 19, 2008

    Yes-

    You can, click on this link for a step by step instruction, click HERE

    Pls dont forget to rate solution if it helps and thanks for using Fixya!


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U there is no way to carck administartor password u have do one thin u have reinstall your windows

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Greetings,

Out of luck getting past that log-in screen without the Administrator password.

You need to re-install the Operating System.

Keep us posted and thank you for using our service.
FixYa for all your troubleshooting needs.

Posted on Jul 19, 2008

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echo off
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