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#1 takingbackthursday


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Posted 29 September 2008 - 11:14 PM

I recently left my job where they required me to purchase a company laptop (Toshiba Portege) which was set up on their network and I was given a limited account. Now that I have left I took the computer with me but I still have restricted privileges and can't install programs and everything. Is there a way to become the administrator and eliminate the other account? I have Windows XP operating system, any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks for your help.

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 12:35 AM

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Posted 30 September 2008 - 07:53 AM

Toshiba's usually come with a restore CD/DVD that will wipe the system out and restore it to factory specifications. If you've lost the CD/DVD, Toshiba can ship replacements. The last I heard was that they charge around $45 for a replacement CD/DVD.
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Posted 30 September 2008 - 09:51 AM

Just to add, that the laptop would have an admin account for the IT department to perform updates and repairs. If you took the laptop back to the company to their IT department, they should be able to remove their account and upgrade yours for you.


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