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#1 smparr


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Posted 23 January 2007 - 01:13 PM

Hi, I'm Sherrie, new to this site! My dad gave his old computer to my kids. He got the computer from someone and never had the administrator password. Now my daughter wants to do IM but the computer requires the administrator's password to set up the IM. Is there any way to bypass this or change the password? Thank you! Sherrie

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#2 Kyle


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Posted 23 January 2007 - 02:02 PM

Hi Sherrie, sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but we cannot help you bypass/change the password. We would like to believe you, but we cannot be sure. We would like to help but the rules hold against it. Quoting from rules:

No subject matter will be allowed whose purpose is to defeat existing copyright or security measures.

All the Bleeping Computer rules can be found here: BC Board Rules

So all you can do is reformat that computer in question. Even though most members are honest in these cases, some concoct tales. You also might want to upgrade the Operating System(AKA OS) to a newer version of Windows - Example: Windows XP.

Warm regards

Edited by Djk, 23 January 2007 - 02:11 PM.


#3 arcman


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Posted 23 January 2007 - 02:02 PM

Just to be clear, is this McAfee or another security software that's asking for a password? Win 9x*Grinler doesn't have an administrator account or password, normally.
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Posted 23 January 2007 - 02:26 PM

Djk has paraphrased the BC's policy in this situation.

It makes no difference what password might be required.

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