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Ol Dave
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 7:28 pm    Post subject: Win XP login Reply with quote

I just bought about 50 Dell Optiplex 240 and 260 systems at auction from a small school system who was upgrading. All the units still have the Windows XP Pro COA stickers attached. My problem/question is these all have Windows passwords and I have little to no chance to ever be able to get those. Is there a way to reset the the passords so these can be viable systems?

Appreciate any advise and guidance !!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 05, 2011 8:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

If used at a school there's a good chance they are ridden with nasties/illegal software (kids...), better nuke the install and put a fresh one on it. They should have come with the Dell windows XP CD, even these systems are sold with a CD of some sort. Ask the person selling for it.

If not going that route and deciding to keep the installs as is, PM me for advice.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PM'd you something on this.
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Ol Dave
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2011 7:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks guys!
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 19, 2012 3:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

do you have or can you get a windows install disc? because normally when buying systems from a source like a school, where kids are involved, i'd reccomend reinstalling. its good to do anyway
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