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Got a computer from work, need help getting it to work

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#1 InDrk


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Posted 06 June 2012 - 10:57 AM

I was given a computer by my employers. It's an outdated model, and they were going to toss it, but my old one had recently broken, so they gave it to me. The problem is, it's still attached to their network, and I am blocked from getting admin rights on it. I've tried all of the standard ways to bypass this, DOS commands, the sticky keys trick, trying to enable the hidden admin account, ect, but they actually went through and blocked all of those as well. I was wondering if anyone could help me with this. I don't have anything important on here, so if the only way is to wipe the computer, I can do that, but I can't find my Windows 7 disk. If there isn't a way to get admin rights on the system as is, is there a way to wipe the system, but retain the OS that doesn't involve downloading programs to do it for me, or using the system restoration? They blocked that as well.



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#2 hamluis



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Posted 06 June 2012 - 01:39 PM

I believe that you need to wipe it or merely conduct a clean install of whatever O/S you intend to put on it.

When ownership transfers from the company to you...that license used by the company (if a volume license) becomes invalid, since it was issued to the company.

If that system has retail or OEM license for that particular system...then that can be transferred to you, along with the Windows disks.

If this is an OEM (HP, Dell, Lenovo, etc.) system, you could also contact the manufacturer about obtaining the appropriate recovery/restore-to-factory-defaults CDs/DVDs.


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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:51 AM

if you can boot from a cd or a usb stick you could use this tool to reset the admin account password.

it will enable you to activate disabled accounts as well, so you can enable the administrator account in win7

you probably should wipe the computer before using it. if it have been in a domain it will have a lot of rules enforced that were set by the administrator in your company.

some brands have a recovery partition that you can restore the system back to the factory setting with. let us know your brand and model of computer and we might be able to help you out with that :)



#4 Alvas Rawuther

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Posted 07 June 2012 - 05:58 AM

A clean OS install would be the best choice I think - you can use Windows if you have the disc(or you can always get one) or just install Linux since that'll be free. :)
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#5 Chris Appleyard

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Posted 04 July 2012 - 07:57 PM

Clean your Hardrive.. If the CD ROM will not start.. try to reset the BIOS,
Locate the CMOS battery and take it out for 10 seconds.. that should do the trick..
To clean the hardrive download this and put the ISO file on a CD ROM.. http://www.dban.org/ (Securely Deletes all data)

Thanks a lot!

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