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#1 cwmax2000

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Posted 11 March 2014 - 08:11 PM

I work at a car dealership. It was sold to another company last July. They brought in all new computers. All the old pc’s were put into storage. The new company sold them to any employee who wanted one for $25.00. I got one. It is a HP model US876UT#ABA with windows 7 pro.

When it starts it tries to connect to the old network. States press cntrl-alt- delete to start. Then it gives a logon/password prompt.  I do not have a logon or password. I don’t care about any old info on it, I just want it for my daughters to use. I do have the windows product key.

What can I do?   Thanks for any help  Cmax


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Posted 11 March 2014 - 09:00 PM

Whenever I've acquired a good working used computer, one of the first things I do is go to the manufacturers support page & check the driver support for the OS it has installed, followed by a format & a clean install of the operating system. You have the Key for Win 7 Pro & it would seem that all you may need now is a copy of the OS. You can download your version of Win 7 from here: http://www.mydigitallife.info/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-from-digital-river/

Confirm whether you require the 32 or 64 bit version, download & then burn the image file [ISO] to a good quality DVD & install.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 01:29 PM

Whenever I've acquired a good working used computer, one of the first things I do is go to the manufacturers support page & check the driver support for the OS it has installed, followed by a format & a clean install of the operating system. You have the Key for Win 7 Pro & it would seem that all you may need now is a copy of the OS. You can download your version of Win 7 from here: http://www.mydigitallife.info/official-windows-7-sp1-iso-from-digital-river/

Confirm whether you require the 32 or 64 bit version, download & then burn the image file [ISO] to a good quality DVD & install.

awesome, thanks I will! Cmax


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 01:59 PM

The information you posted as being the HP model number is not the model number.

 

Is this a laptop or desktop?

 

For several years now OEM computer come with a System Recovery partition rather than providing an installation disc.  If I know what the model of the HP is I can provide you with instructions which can restore Windows to the condition it was in when it came out of the box.


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Posted 12 March 2014 - 03:34 PM

The information you posted as being the HP model number is not the model number.

 

Is this a laptop or desktop?

 

For several years now OEM computer come with a System Recovery partition rather than providing an installation disc.  If I know what the model of the HP is I can provide you with instructions which can restore Windows to the condition it was in when it came out of the box.

That's the number that is on the label. I googled it and it came up.(old sale listings). that's all I have. it is a desktop.


Edited by hamluis, 13 March 2014 - 11:53 AM.

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Posted 12 March 2014 - 03:40 PM

Please answer this question I asked previously.

 

Is this a laptop or desktop computer?


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